Carey adamant title can be retained

DCU camogie team will look to continue their journey towards becoming the first ever college to win the Purcell Cup two years-in-a-row when they play Cork IT on Saturday afternoon (throw-in 6pm).

The game will be played at UL’s GAA grounds and midfielder Lisa Carey is anticipating a real battle to secure that final berth.

“Any Cork team is usually strong. We’ve seen that down through the years and we’re looking forward to a tough game. They will have huge quality in their team and it’s going to be very hard for us. They will be just as hungry for it as we will be and there’s not going to be much in it”, said the Kilkenny stickwoman.

Carey, who lined out at full back on last years all-conquering side, said they are succinctly determined on defending their crown: “We’re really looking forward to trying to win it again. It would be fantastic as no other college has managed to win the Purcell Cup two years in a row.”

The PE and Biology student spoke of the hard work the team has been putting in of late. “We’ve been going really well in training lately. There has been hard work put in all year by all the girls and we are all in good form. From the first training session, we’ve all put in a huge amount of work so we’re in quite a good place at the moment. The training has been really intense and the rest of the girls have been putting in a fantastic effort all year. The mood is great around the team and everyone is in high spirits.”

Carey said that there are no real individuals in the side and feels the teams strengths come from the fact that all players named on the team sheet have great ability.

“There isn’t one or two stand out players in our squad. All of our players are very good and we are very solid throughout the team. We’re very close as a team and we are always there to help each other.”

Patrick Ward

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