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Saturday 10 December 2016

Marino Waltz plays on at celebrated Vincent's

NOWHERE in the city do the camogie candles burn brighter than at St Vincent's.

Going back through the pages, you'll find the magnificent Marino era.

And even in more modern times, the club have been on top of the mountain.

They produced some of the finest players to have ever played the sport for club and county.

And they have an All-Star in their midst, Eimear Brannigan.

They have always invested huge time in their juvenile structure.

This season, they won the Division 2 Dublin Feile title. It meant much.

"Yes, the club has a long and proud camogie tradition," says mentor Garry Sweeney, running the side with JJ Hayes, Richy Kelly and Pat McGuire.

"And this group of girls are just terrific. They really put in the work. They have great drive."

Vins are thrilled to see camogie bubbling in the city. "We were in Division 1 last year. This season it was Division 2, but the standard in Division 2 is just as good.

"Camogie in Dublin has really come on. And it's pushing forward all the time.

"Fair play to the County Board and all involved. It's lovely to see the young players with all the skills. They have put in the foundation work."

Even at the youngest age-levels, the children have mastered the basics.

The Development squads are up before the Dawn Chorus.

It points to promising Blue skies in the capital.

"There's wonderful ground play. And also terrific skill when the ball is in the air. It's fantastic to watch."

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