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Georgina is a class act both on stage and off

A CULTURED Castlecomer craftswoman. Faughs-Celtic are delighted to have her.

Georgina Kelly plays for the Dublin junior side. She's a pure stylist.

Her striking is exceptional. And she excels from the placed ball.

It's easy to see all the hours that went into rehearsal.

At Faughs-Celtic, she is an inspiration to those around her, as manager, Liam Costelloe, relates.

"She is a wonderful player, and a marvellous person to have in the club. She is just a class act.

"Georgina puts everything into training and into the games. She is an example to everybody.

"We regard her very much as a leader within the group. And we place an emphasis on developing players as leaders.

"Instead of players waiting for things to happen, we encourage them to go and try to make things happen. To take the game out of the bag.

"We love our players to take the initiative. Just like Georgina does."

Georgina played at under-age level for Kilkenny. She then took a break from the sport, but her arrival in Dublin has been a blessing.

She was touched by the warmth of the welcome at the club, and from the Dublin players.

There's an admirable modesty about her, and her diligence has seen her prosper in the capital.

Last season she was the Senior 4 and Dublin Junior County Player of the Year. She has also worn the Irish shirt in the Shinty series. She excelled when the Irish team played in Inverness back in 2013.

Over the decades, many distinguished names have worn the jerseys of Faughs and Celtic. Georgina can sit comfortably among them.