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Sonia Kinsella Named Ulster GAA Coach Of The Year Amid Breast Cancer Battle

Sonia Kinsella Named Ulster GAA Coach Of The Year Amid Breast Cancer Battle

Saul's Sonia Kinsella was named the Ulster GAA Coach of the Year over the weekend.

Kinsella was part of the Saul management team which led their side to the Down Junior Championship final this year.

It was a feat made remarkable by Kinsella doing so while battling breast cancer.

"I'm absolutely delighted, I really am," she told BBC Sport Northern Ireland.

"It's great for the club, even to get the club mentioned and for people to know where Saul is! Our club does so much hard work and it's a wee bit of recognition.

"I was diagnosed with breast cancer 11 years ago and unfortunately, it returned two years ago. I've been on constant chemo for a while. Thank God we're into the woolly hat weather so we can get the hats on."

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"I have a brilliant squad of senior ladies here this year," she added.

"My brother Frank, we had the best times. It's wasn't hard work, they're a really good bunch of girls.

"We got to the Junior Championship final but unfortunately Clonduff were just that wee bit better than us on the day and definitely deserved it. It's great, we didn't expect it at the start of the year."

See Also: Tullaroan Teammates Ecstatic After Making Club History

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