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Power tries to look on bright side


Katie Power

Katie Power

Katie Power

It's safe to say that when Katie Power says she "can't wait for this year to be over", she isn't the only one.

But the source of the Kilkenny camogie star's ire has nothing to do with a global pandemic or a national lockdown.

She's no fan of Covid, but she has other more urgent worries.

Such as a fractured kneecap - the second of her career. And getting over the crushing disappointment of battling back from two operations to repair a devilishly complicated finger injury, only to see her comeback dreams dashed just six days out from the start of championship.

"It's tough at the moment and obviously you'd be wallowing in self-pity, but I do know there are worse things going on. Especially with the Covid and businesses closing.

"Bones will heal and it will take me a few weeks to get over it - but we'll have to go with it."

As the interview takes place, this 2016 All-Ireland winner and four-time All Star has her leg in a brace. The legacy of a season-ending injury last Sunday week, six days before Kilkenny opened their Liberty Insurance senior championship campaign with a round-robin victory away to Waterford.

"We just were playing a training match. It was a freak accident - I didn't even get a slap," she reveals.

•Power was speaking at the launch of a landmark partnership between the GAA and Dublin based company, The Marketing Hub, to produce specific Lifestyle clothing collection for GAA fans, which will be marketed through www.ganzee.ie