New camogie club St Kevin’s set for first sessions

SATURDAY will be a big day for camogie in Down as the new St Kevin’s club holds its first ever training session at the Teconnaught pitch.

This weekend’s session will accommodate players from primary school level all the way to senior.

St. Kevin’s Camogie club is the coming together of two Mourne communities, the neighbouring villages of Drumaness and Teconnaught, both of whom have strong traditions of camogie throughout the years.

The new venture has come about through a chance conversation between now chairperson Maria Ryan, all the way from Silvermines in Tipperary but now living in Teconnaught, and vice-chairperson Cathy Mason, a Drumaness native, about keeping the tradition of Camogie alive.

Many hours of hard work and determination by a full committee, all from the local areas, and unwavering support from both Drumaness and Teconnaught has led to the creation of the club.

The name St. Kevin’s was borne out of the discovery of a team of men who played on the Magheralone Road, between the two villages many years ago.

In fact, the great granddaughter of the original team is now a proud member of the new club committee.

The first session starts at 11.30am and anyone hoping to play or get involved in the coaching is welcome to attend.

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