Saturday 21 October 2017

Rena Buckley becomes the most accomplished player in GAA history after claiming 18th All-Ireland medal

Cork captain Rena Buckley lifts The O'Duffy Cup after the Liberty Insurance All-Ireland Senior Camogie Final match between Cork and Kilkenny at Croke Park in Dublin. Photo by Piaras Ó Mídheach/Sportsfile
Cork captain Rena Buckley lifts The O'Duffy Cup after the Liberty Insurance All-Ireland Senior Camogie Final match between Cork and Kilkenny at Croke Park in Dublin. Photo by Piaras Ó Mídheach/Sportsfile

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Rena Buckley became the most accomplished player in GAA history on Sunday when she captained Cork to a 27th All-Ireland Camogie championship.

The Rebels one-point win over Kilkenny earned Buckley her 18th All-Ireland medal as the Cork full-back overtook fellow dual star Briege Corkery as the GAA's most decorated player.

Sunday's win also saw Buckley become the first woman ever to captain a Camogie and intercounty team to All-Ireland success after helped guide the Cork ladies football team to All-Ireland glory in 2012.

The Rebels won Sunday's final with the Cats thanks to a last-gasp point from substitute Julia White who said that her match-winning point was 'the best feeling in the world'.

"I was just thinking, 'find a step or so and just get it over the bar'," White told RTÉ Sport.

"I wasn't really thinking. I was just going on instinct.

"It was the best feeling in the world. I couldn't believe it. I was trying to get back again then because (the referee) didn't look like he was going to blow it up any time soon."

'The best feeling in the world' - Cork's Julia White reflects on the score that won the All-Ireland.

Posted by The Sunday Game on Sunday, September 10, 2017

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