Murray girls savour double success

The Murray family from Kilcash, near Knockcroghery in Co. Roscommon, had double reason to celebrate after Hannah (17), Lilly (16) and Amy (13) brought home All-Ireland camogie and Scór na nÓg medals last weekend.

Amy was first up, winning an All-Ireland Scór medal with the St Dominic’s Novelty Act group in Killarney on Saturday before her older sisters clinched an All-Ireland B camogie title with Roscommon in Birr on Sunday.

Speaking to the Roscommon People this week, mum Anne Marie said there was great excitement in the house last weekend.

“It was a great experience and a different level of excitement in Killarney,” she said of Amy’s appearance in the Scór finals in Killarney.

“Scór really brings the club together and it was very special for St Dominic’s. The welcome home we received in Knockcroghery on Sunday was like nothing we have experienced before – even in the rain!”

Anne Marie paid tribute to the work of Scór mentors Aileen O’Connor and Anita Hanley and the entire St Dominic’s’ Novelty Act team.

Ann Marie’s husband, Liam, was a key member of the victorious Roscommon Nickey Rackard Cup team of 2007 and since then his daughters Hannah and Lilly have gone on to enjoy national success.

Sunday was their second All-Ireland title in recent months, having been part of the Convent of Mercy team that won the Schools’ B title in March.

The couple’s two younger children, Rosie (9) and Tim (7), have no shortage of role models to look up to. “We’re very proud,” Anne Marie concluded.