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Bridge naming could be fitting tribute to special Kay

IT'S still a long way from the white smoke, but the city councillors have begun their work.

Now, insist camogie folk, is the time to go for the jackpot with more gusto than ever.

Phyllis Breslin and Jo Golden are leading the campaign to name the new bridge over the Liffey after the Dublin icon, Kathleen Mills.

Many proposals have arrived at City Hall. All worthy and noble suggestions in their own right. But Phyllis and Jo are once again pleading with the camogie community to support the case of Kay.

Fifteen All-Ireland senior medals with Dublin tells its own story. But it was the amazing grace of Kay Mills that took the breath away. For 20 years, she was the golden girl of Dublin camogie. Her striking of the sliotar was so pure. Nobody could match the pace of the Inchicore Express.

Every little thing she did was magic. She was part of Dublin in the rare old times.

Legislators feel that naming the bridge in her honour would be a fitting monument not only to camogie but indeed to Dublin's love affair with sport. They say Kay could have played anything. Camogie was blessed to have her in the room. She made the Team of the Century.

Tales of her genius spanned the generations. The Kay Mills Bridge spanning the banks of the Liffey would cheer up Old Man River.

As they say on the X-Factor, every vote counts. Send emails of support to manager@dublincity.ie or write to Manager, Dublin City Council, 4th Floor Dublin City Council Civic Offices, Wood Quay, Dublin 8.