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Oral History

Eithne Neville

Eithne Neville discusses her lifelong involvement in camogie in Limerick and Dublin. She recounts the playing career of her father, Mick Neville, who won All-Ireland hurling medals with Dublin. She describes her own playing career with UCD in the 50s and her participation in the Ashbourne Cup, and she explains her role in reforming a camogie club in Kilfinny and in starting a county board in Limerick. Eithne also reflects on her various administrative roles at club, county, provincial, and national level, as well as her refereeing and training roles. She considers the obstacles she faced in making a team at a time when girls were not encouraged to play camogie. Finally, Eithne describes her pride in having a cup named after her and a pitch named after her father.