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Friday 15 December 2017

Campaign to name bridge after camogie icon Kay Mills

Some of the young Dublin camogie players involved in the campaign outside Croke Park. Photo: Sportsfile/Ray McManus
Some of the young Dublin camogie players involved in the campaign outside Croke Park. Photo: Sportsfile/Ray McManus

HUNDREDS of young camogie players have joined the campaign to have Dublin's newest bridge named after a 15-times All Ireland winner.

The GAA has backed the bid to name the structure after Kay Mills, one of Ireland's most successful sportswomen.

Over 200 young camogie players took part in a parade outside Croke Park on Sunday to generate support. Ms Mills, from Inchicore, won 15 All Ireland titles with Dublin and was named on the Camogie Team of the Century in 2004.

Former president of the Irish Camogie Association, Phyllis Breslin, told the Herald last night that naming the bridge after Kay would give the sport a "major boost".

"It's time for us to be on top and that will be the case if Kay Mills is recognised in this way. She was an iconic camogie player and an amazing woman," she added.

Rosie Hackett, Willie Bermingham, Frank Duff and Bram Stoker are also in contention for the selection of the bridge, located near Marlborough Street.

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