Posted June 4, 2015
History mightn’t repeat itself, so get yourselves down to Croke Park on Monday morning next the 8 June. Our two Portmarnock schools, Scoil Mearnóg and St. Helen’s meet in a Croke Park camogie final for the first time ever!
The senior girls camogie final (Sciath Nuri) sees our local girls face up to each other. The girls played each other in the earlier rounds, and are pictured above with the “bestest referee to ever emigrate from Mayo”, Danny Harrington, a great friend to all of our camogie girls.
All of the girls play camogie for the club. The girls are the best of friends and play together week in and week out for the club. On Monday next they don their schools jersies, board separate buses, take their seats in opposite dressing rooms, and explode from opposite tunnels on to the most famous pitch in Ireland. Friend will mark friend. Portmarnock ash will meet Portmarnock ash. The banter will fly. The smiles will be broad. The jokers will joke. And when the smoke clears and the dust settles, the bond between these girls will be even closer. Stand on the side line for any game involving our u12, u11, or u10 girls, and you’ll know how close these girls are. For one match you’ll get end to end camogie, and both sets of girls will be winners, whatever the final scoreline. So it’s a Win Win for Scoil Mearnóg, St. Helen’s and Naomh Mearnóg. You can have your Super Sundays, your Superbowl, your Six Nations, your All Irelands. This is the All Mearnógie Final!
Best of luck to each and every one of you!
This club is proud to have you as Mearnógies! And the club is privileged to have teachers in the respective schools like Mr. Ahern, Miss Doherty, Mr. Carroll, Mr. Kelly, Miss McGee, and Miss O’Connor who have given so much time to you, and taught you the beautiful game of camogie!