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A massive day arrives for Wicklow camogie this Saturday against Tyrone

Nancy Murray Cup final is upon us

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The Wicklow camogie team who defeated Tyrone in the Nancy Murray Cup last weekend.

The Wicklow camogie team who defeated Tyrone in the Nancy Murray Cup last weekend.

Wicklow captain Lisa Hogan, match referee Brian Kearney and Tyrone captains Áine McNulty and Catherine Muldoon.

Wicklow captain Lisa Hogan, match referee Brian Kearney and Tyrone captains Áine McNulty and Catherine Muldoon.

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The Wicklow camogie team who defeated Tyrone in the Nancy Murray Cup last weekend.

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THE big day arrives on Saturday for Sean Fleming and his Wicklow camogie team when they face preeminent rivals Tyrone in the Nancy Murray Cup final in Iniskeeen in Monaghan at 2pm.

It is their third final of the year, having previously lost to Mayo in the league decider and beaten Louth in the Leinster final. They will be looking to make it 2-1 when they meet the Red Hands, whom they will be facing for the third time this year.

They beat them in the league and the Nancy Murray round robin.

A final is a different circumstance altogether, of course, but with their record against Tyrone and the progression they have made in recent years, there is no reason to suggest that they won’t be able to get the job done in Inniskeen.

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“We went to Tyrone and beat them in the league and had to hold on in the end,” said Fleming. “We then played them a few weeks ago in the Nancy Murray and it was a different type of game. It was nip and tuck the whole way and we came strong in the last five or ten minutes.

“I am sure the Nancy Murray final is going to be different again and it is a good learning experience for the team thar just because you are playing a team a couple of times in the year and have beaten them, it doesn’t mean it is going to fall that way again.”

Wicklow have been working with a slightly reduced panel in recent times, with some withdrawals. However, Fleming believes the players at his disposal will put their best forward and do their best to bring the trophy home, while he called for a large fan base to support them.

“I think these girls that we have on the panel are very proud to represent their county. They are very committed to camogie, we are a very young team, they are spread across a large number of clubs.

“It would be fantastic to have a large Wicklow crowd there on what is hopefully going to be a historic day for us.”


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