Camogie: Ancient game back for the first time in 25 years

Cabinteely GAA enjoyed a moment to savour last Saturday morning as the club put out their first camogie team in more than 25 years. 

The played their first match against Shankill in Shanganagh Cliffs, with mentor Barry Rojack telling the Dublin Gazette: “About three years ago we talked about reestablishing the juvenile set up in Cabinteely GAA for the boys with hurling and gaelic football.  

“That has grown well and a number of girls also asked to join to play hurling – on the older juvenile side there are four girls who play on a mixed basis with the boys.

However, in the under 7s we had enough girls in a bigger squad to cater for a standalone girls camogie side, which was unexpected, but we are delighted to be able to cater for it so soon after restarting the juveniles!

Some of the girls also play ladies football with Foxrock Cabinteely, so it works well and give families a local option for all gaelic games – the camogie game was on straight after the Foxrock Cabinteely U-7s had played their first games against Shankill too, so it was a morning of great excitement all round.”

Cabinteely’s U-7 team that played Shankill in Shanganagh Park last Saturday

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