From the age of 3, a hurley was placed in my hand and from there it began. From Saturday morning beginners, to under 12 championship on a Friday evening, to putting on the De La Salle and Waterford Senior Camogie jerseys. Camogie has provided me with endless moments where I can forget about the strains and stresses of all other aspects of life, whether its expending energy running around a pitch with 30 other girls following the one sliotar or spending many hours in the ball alley or in the pitch on my own perfecting my skills. Camogie for me means lifelong friendships and cherished memories. Little did I know starting out that one simple game could mean so much.
I started playing for Gailltir in 1998 when I was 7. I was very fortunate to be called up to the Waterford teams at underage and adult level. After the 2003 U16 win, we had a few defeats in finals, but it was so special to be part of the journey from junior to senior at adult level, seeing the game grow in popularity across the county. Being part of the Gailltir and Waterford camogie journeys taught me so much about life and I’m exceptionally grateful that I can call so many people in these communities friends for life.