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American teams take camogie international

February 16, 2011

By Staff Reporter

The International Camogie weekend, which was hosted by the Young Ireland’s Camogie Club, saw teams from Boston, Washington, New York and Waterford compete.

It started Saturday with the International 7-a-side competing for the Cuchulainn Emigrant Trophy, which was kept in Boston, with Emerald Isle winning it for the second year in a row, beating Ardkeen, Co. Waterford, in a close final.

The Puc Fada was won by Laura Connelly of Emeralds. The best save of the day was by Heidi Von Gijessel from the Washington, D.C., Gaels and the best goal of the day was by Sarah McCarthy from Emeralds.

On Sunday, an international camogie game was played in Gaelic Park. Ardkeen, led by captain Ann Marie Barrett, played a selection from North America. The North American selection was made up of players from Washington, D.C., Gaels, Emerald Isle and Young Irelands and were led by team captain, Sarah McCarthy. From the stands, this game proved that once again camogie is a very skillful and fast game. At the half the teams were level.

In the second half, the young Ardkeen club made the North American selection fight all the way to win the Máire Ni Ceallachain Memorial Cup. This Cup crossed the Atlantic two years ago when Broadford, Co. Kildare, proudly carried it over the Atlantic.

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