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History of Milford Camogie Club

Milford camogie club was formed in January 1997. Milford Camogie Club officers in 1997 were: Cathaoirleach; Ann Watson, Runai; Lelia Long, Treasurers; Breda Fitzgibbon and Helen Sheeny, P.R.O; Triona O' Friel, delegate to the county board; Claire Donegan. Sheila Golden (Cathaoirleach of Cork County Board), Marian McCarthy (vice-chairperson), and Noreen Mannix of Grenagh Camogie Club attended the first meeting. Before forming the club the Milford girls won All-Ireland Community Games in 1996 and 1997 and numerous Sciath na Scoil competitions, coached by Sheila Thompson NT. and Ann Watson. The club caters for all age groups of girls in the parish and is a great source of recreation for our youth.

The club has won every county title from under 12 to Senior B as well as reaching the Feile Na nGael finals in 1999 and 2007 and the All-Ireland semi-final in 2000. It has won the All-Ireland Kilmacud 7's in 2005 as well as the All-Ireland under 16 A and Senior Pan Celtic Finals in 1999 and 2005. These young ladies have distinguished themselves in the local teams and in the camogie successes of St. Mary's Charleville and Hazelwood College Dromcollogher. Many of these girls have represented Cork at inter-county level, which included three members of the Milford club captaining Cork's three in a row minor teams. They were:

Maria Watson 2001

Elaine O' Riordan 2002

Anna Geary 2003

They have also played at junior, intermediate, and senior levels with Cork. Anna Geary has won two All Star Awards in 2005 and 2006. In 2009, Grainne Sheehy won the All-Ireland Feile Na nGael skills competition. The Milford Camogie Club continues to grow and provide a good healthy sport for all the girls in the parish. The following officers for 2009 are Cathaoirleach; Ellen Ann Geary, Runai; Kayo Galvin, Treasurer; Deirdre Fitzgibbon, P.R.O; Sarah Fitzgibbon.

Milford Camogie Success to date:

U12 County Champions in 1997 and 1998

U14 B County Champions in 1997 and 2004

U14 A County Champions in 1998, 1999, 2000 and 2007

U16 B County Champions in 1998

U16 A County Champions for 5 years in a row 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003

U18 A County Champions for 5 years in a row 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004

Junior B County Champions in 1998

Junior A County Champions in 1999

Senior B County Champions in 2002

Senior A League County Champions in 2003

Reached Senior A County Final in 2004

U14 County Feile Na nGael Champions 1999, 2000, 2007

All-Ireland Feile Na nGael Silver Medallists 1999, 2007

All-Ireland U14 Community Games winners in 1996 and 1997

All-Ireland U16 A Pan-Celtic in 1999

All-Ireland Senior A Pan-Celtic in 2005

All-Ireland Kilmacud 7's in 2005

All-Ireland Feile Na nGael Skills 2009 Grainne Sheehy

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