Eileen Duffy O'Mahony

Eileen Duffy O'Mahony talks about her long involvement with camogie in Ireland. She recalls growing up in Dublin at a time when either hockey or camogie was played in schools. She soon became involved in camogie, joining the Celtic club which was based in Coolock. There she made many friends and developed a social network that would endure through many years. She went on to represent Dublin, travelling around the country and beyond, and winning All-Ireland medals along the way. As a civil servant she also took part in work-based competitions. When Eileen finished playing she maintained her interest in camogie, coaching teams, attending functions and occasionally giving advice to up-and-coming teams. She reflects on how camogie has come on over the years in terms of how people perceive it and the media coverage it gets. For her it was a way to meet life-long friends, and it gave her added confidence in life. Eileen has achieved much within the game, and had the unique honour of being named Goalkeeper of the Century.

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