Sarsfields Camogie video and interview with ‘Hopper’ McGrath
AIB have released a video that documents the intensity of the All-Ireland Senior Camogie Club Final through the eyes of the players, managers, selectors, fans and the communities of both finalists, Sarsfields and Slaughtneil. The game which took place on Sunday 1st March came to a nail-biting conclusion and, while the difference between winning and losing is palpable in the reactions of the respective players, so too is that regardless of the result the experience is shared with their communities.
It was the Galway team, Sarsfields, that got the better of Derry’s Slaughtneil, thanks to an injury-time goal from AIB Camogie Club Player of the Year Siobhán McGrath. The emotional, fast-paced short film, provides a snap shot from areas that are typically inaccessible including the dressing room, tunnel and corridors of Croke Park, pitch-side match and post-match footage as well as the Sarsfield’s team bus on their journey home.
A number of the players who feature in the piece were named in the AIB Camogie Club Team of the Year announced last week. Champions Sarsfields from Galway, six players from Ulster Champions and All-Ireland Runners-Up Slaughtneil, two players from Clare’s Scariff-Ogonelloe along with one player from St Vincent’s of Dublin.
This is the 7th year that AIB has supported the AIB All Ireland Club Camogie Championships. AIB understands the importance of these Championship to clubs all around Ireland. This video seeks to detail the skill, the passion and the dedication shown by players, managers, club and communities to secure The Toughest Championship Trophy of them all.
Former All-Ireland winning forward with Galway and Sarsfields Michael “Hopper” McGrath led his club to an AIB All-Ireland Senior Club Camogie title recently, beating the four-in-a-row chasing Slaughtneil in the final. Last week, six of the side that started that day for the Galway side were named on the AIB Camogie Club Team of the Year. Four of his daughters started in the final, while three of them were named in the Team of the Year. Siobhán McGrath, who scored the winning goal in the final, was named Player of the Year. ‘Hopper’ has been speaking to Oisin Langan…