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History Makers!

Thursday, 3 November 2016

History Makers! thumbnailHistory making Brídíní Óga, winners of the Ulster Championship Bridie McMenamin Shield. GB44Camogie P64

BRIDNI Óga ladies camogie team have made history - by winning the Ulster Championship title for the first time in the club's 100 year history!
The Glenravel side, jointly managed by Rodney Kerr and Shane McDonnell, and with Fergus Miskelly as Selector, met Kilclief Beann Dearg Down in the final at Eglish in County Tyrone and stormed to victory - winning 10-16 to 0-01.
“It is the first time in Con Magee's history that an Ulster Championship title has been won. The team played superbly and were worthy winners," a delighted Rodney told Guardian Sport.
And the squad, captained by Shauna Kelly, will be welcomed by Mid and East Antrim Mayor, Councillor Audrey Wales, at a special reception in The Braid Arts Centre (Town Hall, Ballymena) on Wednesday, November 16 (6pm).
At half time in the final Brídíní Óga were 5-6 to 0-1 in front.
Co-boss Kerr recalled that with EIGHT of the starting line-out still Minors, and quite a few of them making a big impact with Antrim County teams, there is huge potential for the side to advance to the next level in 2017. "This is the best season we have ever had," enthused Kerr, whose Division 2 side finished runners-up and will commence the new season in the top flight.
“Everyone is over-the-moon about our achievements."
But Kerr is well aware that life in Division 1 is going to be very, very tough indeed for his Ulster champions.
*Read the full story in this week's Ballymena Guardian.

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