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Thursday 17 August 2017

The M50 can provide perfect pathway

CAMOGIE'S Director-General, Joan O'Flynn, wants to turn the M50 into the Highway to Heaven.

She wants to see the modern road network lead to new camogie communities emerging.

She highlights an area like Fingal with its massive potential.

And there are other counties only a short puck-out away from the M50 that could also embrace the game.

Joan is happy that the sport is getting better PR these days, but there's much more than can be done. "It's not an everyday occurrence that you pick up a paper, turn on the television or radio and read or hear about women in sport."

Joan's annual report also underlines the need for more county grounds to be made available, especially for the bigger games.

And she'd love to extend the Supporters Club. Very often a camogie crowd is made up of family and club members.

The potential of the craft can go much further than that. Dublin and Cork treated the audience to a splendid spectacle in Parnell Park this season.

All the skills were on display in the Donnycarney market. The crowd wasn't too bad, but it could have been bigger. Much bigger.

And the ongoing message is that more females should head out the door to see these top players produce their Sunday Best.

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