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Cork Camogie Star Reveals Online Abuse Received After All-Ireland Final

PJ Browne
By PJ Browne Updated

Last year's All-Ireland Camogie final saw an unfriendly exchange between Cork player Hannah Looney and Kilkenny's Collette Dormer during the pre-match handshakes.

Looney pushed Dormer with the Kilkenny player reciprocating immediately.

It was a moment which received plenty of attention online.

In an interview with Daragh Ó Conchúir in today's Irish Examiner, Looney spoke about the incident.

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It was a moment she did not again consider until after the game. She did not realise how big of a deal was made of it until she turned on her phone and saw the torrent of abuse being aimed in her direction.

It was horrible. I had thought nothing of it until after the game and I turned on my phone.

It was just the heat of the moment. I didn’t mean any harm. There were two of us in it and I met Colette Dormer at the All-Stars.

It’s nothing you’d hold against anyone. But it was horrible afterwards, not so much for me but for my family. They took it fairly badly, seeing all the online abuse.

I just ignored it but it did get a bit out of hand and it wasn’t nice to see. My parents and my brother would still be very hurt over it.

Looney added that most of those criticising her were not camogie supporters.

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The majority of these people never watched a camogie game in their life or have no interest in it. It wasn’t nice.

Photo by Piaras Ó Mídheach/Sportsfile

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