Thursday 22 February 2018

Quirkes set for generation game

Martin Breheny

Martin Breheny

THE feats of famous sporting families are well documented in higher profile areas, whereas sports such as camogie don't get as much coverage.

It doesn't mean that the achievements are any less special, as in the case of the Quirke family from Myshall in Carlow. The team that lines up against Four Roads (Roscommon) in the All-Ireland junior camogie final on Sunday week will feature three members from the one family.

Nothing unusual there, but the interesting aspect of the Quirke family involvement is that the trio is made up of a mother and her two daughters.

Nuala (48), sister-in-law of former Carlow dual star Paddy Quirke, scored 0-2 in the semi-final win over Truagh/Clonlara (Clare) last Sunday on a team that also featured her daughters Niamh and Ciara, who scored 1-6.

All-Ireland final day promises to be quite an occasion for the family, as two generations come together in an attempt to win the big prize.

Irish Independent

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