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Lucan keep their focus in five steps to Heaven

THE chant of the five in-a-row sounded around chilly Coolock.

It was the first time it had been talked about among the Lucan players for quite some time.

"We didn't want to put too much emphasis on the five in-a-row. We kept it very much low profile," admitted Lucan manager, Dave Keenan.

"But we are delighted. It's a great achievement. And the girls did us proud with that display.

"I thought it was a massive match. Both sides gave it everything. There was no quarter asked.

"We played St Jude's in the round-robin section, so we knew what to expect. They are a fine side.


"It was hard going out there. It was tough, but it was fair.And both clubs deserve so much credit for producing a game of that quality in such bitterly cold conditions."

It's another success in the celebrated camogie CV at the 12th Lock.

"Yes, camogie is going well at the club, especially at juvenile level, but things were a little quiet on the trophy front this year, so that adds even more merit to this success," added Dave.

And John Coman of St Jude's was the first to offer his congratulations.

"Fair play to Lucan. It was a fantastic achievement. They are a super team.

"They play with such skill. And their players are a credit to the club.

"We had a good first half. I thought we might hold out in the second half, but Lucan came out strong.

"But our girls were brilliant. They have had a great campaign. We couldn't praise them enough for their efforts. And we hope to be back next year."