All Ireland Medal for Laura

Congratulations to Laura Willis from Mallow who won an All Ireland U16 camogie medal with Cork last Sunday. The day was made even more special for Laura as the win was on the green sward of Mallow GAA Complex in front of a big attendance, many of whom cheered her every touch of the ball. The opposition on the day was Waterford, and after a nip-and-tuck first half Cork pulled away after the break, and when the referee blew the final whistle the Rebel girls were ahead 4-8 to 2-10, sparking an invasion of the pitch, many heading straight for Laura.

The weekend was a triumph for Mallow GAA too, as the club complex was at its resplendent best in the late summer sunshine. Club officers had the pitch and surrounds in perfect condition, and expert stewarding ensured easy access for fans of both Cork and Waterford.

As well as the Camogie All Ireland, the club hosted the Eugene Carey U17 Development Inter-County Tournament on Saturday, and a great day of hurling was on view for all to enjoy. There was such interest in the competition that the town park pitch was used as well as Carrigoon, and it was like a return to older days to see crowds on the embankment in the town park watching the on-field action. On the day the Plate Final was won by Clare, while Cork won the Eugene Carey Cup. Mallow GAA played a big part in the win, as Seán Hayes and Alex Luttrell played very well, while Fergus Ryan was on the coaching team.