Dual Camogie captains Sarah Cunneen and Allie Kelly share the responsibility of leading their trinity side through the Fr.Meachair championship. The pair of 22 year olds will line out with their team against St.Mary’s Belfast this week in their final game of the Fr.Meachair Championship. This game is a winner takes all as AIT have already booked their spot in the CCAO Third Level Camogie Weekend beating St.Mary’s and drawing with Trinity College.
Sarah Cunneen, a Physiotherapy student in TCD, hails from Silvermines in Tipperary and has had a successful underage career winning an All-Ireland Minor A final with Tipperary in 2012. Cunneen’s partner is Allie Kelly a Dublin native Business, Economic and Social Studies student was honoured to be selected as Trinity joint Captain for 2016.
The wing-forward and corner-back had no doubt when selecting Claire Phelan from St.Pat’s Drumcondra as their toughest opponent in the Fr.Meachair competition and also agreed on IT Carlow as their toughest opposition given their competitive past with the two colleges in the Fr.Meachair championship.
The Trinity College is lucky to embrace Edinburgh University Scotland for the inter-varsity shinty games which the talented duo hold found memories of, and explain how they “never ever disappoint!”
Looking forward to their game on Thursday, the TCD two are expecting a tough game but an exciting one.
“We have great numbers this year and everyone is pushing for a place on the starting 15. We drew with AIT in a tough encounter down in Athlone earlier in the year. We are looking to beat Marys in our next game to qualify for the semi-final. We are looking forward to this game against St Mary’s as it will decide whether we compete in the championship weekend this year. Months of hard work have gotten us this far and it is a great privilege to be captaining such an honest dedicated bunch of girls. We have no doubt that the sacrifices the team have made for Camogie since September will show on the field on Thursday. On behalf of our teammates we would like to thank our coach Aideen Naughton for her hard work and burpees and our sponsors O’Connells of Bachelors Walk for all of their support throughout the year. Up Trin.”