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Conveyor belt is built to last at Russell Park

ON Saturday night, the fog began to fall on Russell Park.

But at Naomh Bríd, the vision is as clear as ever.

"Our priority is have girls playing camogie from a very young age right through to senior level," states Caroline Bolger.

"We'll give the players every support in doing that because when all is said and done, to keep people playing is what it is all about."

All the hard toil is now showing its reward. Never in the history of Brigid's has the river of talent been so strong.

"It's thriving, and with so many players coming through the ranks, we are really looking forward to the next couple of years at senior level."

Helping the girls become better players and people tops the agenda. And the camogie clan are flourishing in the environment.


"There's a great sense of community in the club. There's a nice social aspect to things here," explains Caroline. "We run a disco for the younger kids, and that's very successful. They have great fun at it, and it's also a good fundraiser."

Loyalty is also at the core of the effort. Many people involved from the start were present on Saturday.

And the younger generation now steering the ship are taking the lead from them. Making sure every child feels part of the family is the constant theme.

The input of the mentors and the parents has been huge.

And now there's more good news. A new coffee shop is about to open.

"Just perfect for those cold winter mornings," smiles Caroline.