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Pride Bursts From Kerry Midfielders As Kingdom Win First Junior Camogie All-Ireland

Pride Bursts From Kerry Midfielders As Kingdom Win First Junior Camogie All-Ireland

Kerry defeated Limerick to win their first ever Premier Junior All-Ireland Camogie Championship title at Croke Park on Sunday afternoon.

The Kingdom, the majority of whose players hail from the Clanmaurice club in North Kerry, won the game 0-11 to 0-8.

Speaking to RTÉ after the game, Kerry's Laura Collins had pride etched across her face.

"It's absolutely amazing, I can't even explain how it feels," said Collins.

That bunch of girls out there, they gave everything they had - from one to I don't know how many subs came on.

It was quite tight. Unfortunately, the frees didn't go our way today.

As Collins was being interviewed, her midfield partner, an elated Patrice Diggin, picked up her Player of the Match award in the stand.

It was Kerry's second consecutive year in the final. Last year, they lost by nine points to Dublin.

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"We knew coming into the dressing room at half-time, it was a different feeling - last year we knew we were beaten at half-time," said Collins.

"This year we were like, 'Look, we have so much more to give'. We didn't give it all in the first half and we decided we were going to leave it all out there in the second half."

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