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Courcey Rovers Release '21 Years Of Hurt' To Win First Cork Title

Courcey Rovers Release '21 Years Of Hurt' To Win First Cork Title

Courcey Rovers made history on Sunday, winning the club's first every Cork senior camogie title.

They defeated Inniscarra 5-12 to 1-12 with Fiona Keating scoring 3-2 while Linda Collins hit 1-5. Inniscarra were playing in their fifth consecutive final.

"It's unbelievable," Courcey Rovers captain Karyn Keohane told Red FM's Big Red Bench.

"There's no better feeling in the world. It has been a long time coming, 21 years. We'll enjoy it respectfully. Hopefully, it's the start of many with this team.

"21 years of hurt, we released that hurt today.

"We just knew that we had to believe in ourselves. We knew we had the talent. We knew Inniscarra were going to come at us hard and fast at the start. We'd predicted that they'd get the first few scores but that if we stayed composed, once we kept our heads, that we'd get back into the game.

"I'm the longest standing member of the team at the moment. There is no better feeling. I'm so proud to be standing here representing such an unbelievable bunch of girls. This year the panel has been so close and each one of us want to drive it on for each other. I'm the proudest woman in the parish at the moment.

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"We all grew up together as friends, so we all wanted to work for each other."

Manager Mike Boland added: "All week, we talked about moments - the moment that we're in that we need to take advantage of because we were here two years ago and they never took that. They left it pass. I think these girls will remember this for the rest of their lives. Today, these girls came of age and they're in a place they should have been two years ago."

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