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Camogie Star Is Making One Hell Of An Effort For The Sake Of All-Ireland Success

Camogie Star Is Making One Hell Of An Effort For The Sake Of All-Ireland Success
By Sinead Farrell

It's not uncommon for players to complain about the mid-week commute to training. However, a late night drive back to college pales in comparison with the slog of one Waterford player who takes on a 10 hour trip just to play camogie.

Trish Jackman is currently attending the University of Lincoln as a PhD student and in July alone, she had six flights to take in order to be home for inter-county duty.

But it appears her efforts are worth it, as she resumes her role as captain of the Déise in the All-Ireland Intermediate final this weekend.

And her toil has not gone unnoticed by her male counterparts. Speaking in the Irish Independent today, Waterford corner back reminisced about his days as a budding hurler when Jackman was outshining him on the pitch.

I know Trish really well because I grew up playing club hurling against her as a kid. She used to play with the lads in Ballygunner up to about U-14 level and, to be honest, was sometimes the best player on the pitch

Noel Connors is backing Trish Jackman as part of the #OnHerSide campaign which aims to promote gender equality in the GAA.

You'd see the skill they have, the work they put in and their dedication but they probably still don't get the same resources or recognition as us.

Trish Jackman was at the bedrock of Waterford IT's Ashbourne Cup success back in February and even scooped up the Player of the Tournament accolade which symbolises the extent of her talent. She also pocketed a seventh Poc Fada title this summer and captained Waterford to an All-Ireland Premier Junior title in 2011.

This exceptional collection of achievements typifies Jackman's determination and her refusal to allow her new address in the UK to deter her from fulfilling her inter-county duties.

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