Connollys on the precipice

By Damian Dolan.

London’s Parnell’s and Fr Murphy’s may have fallen by the All Ireland wayside in this year’s Club Championship, but still flying the flag for Ladies GAA in Scotland and Britain are Dunedin Connollys.

The Edinburgh side face Kerry’s Na Gaeil next Saturday with just 60 minutes now standing between them and being crowned All Ireland Junior champions. Victory would cap an extraordinary year for the team.

The only ladies club team in Scotland, Connollys secured a first-ever British title with victory over Liverpool’s Wolfe Tones, in their first venture in to the Provincial Championship, before seeing off Armagh’s Shane O’Neill’s and St Helens of Longford to reach Saturday’s final.

“It’s been a long year, but it would be a perfect way to end it,” said manager Damien Holahan.

“It will definitely put the club on the map. It will help build the club, especially the ladies team. Someone coming to Edinburgh might have heard of us now and will think ‘I must go out training with them and see what they’re like’.”

For more see this week’s edition of the Irish World


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