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St Maur’s Brilliant Ladies Recognised

St. Maur's LadiesThe County Council honoured St Maur’s GAA Club from Rush with a presentation held in the Council Chamber, Swords to mark their success of in winning the 2016 All-Ireland Ladies Junior Football Championship. Pictured is County Mayor, Cllr Darragh Butler making the presentation to members and mentors of the team

St Maur’s GAA Club from Rush were honoured with a presentation held in the Council Chamber, Swords to mark their success in winning the 2016 All-Ireland Ladies Junior Football Championship. This is the first All-Ireland title won by the club in its 88 year history and by all accounts it was fully deserved. The team showed great character, determination and plenty of skill to beat the Cork and Munster champions, Kinsale in the final. Eadaoin Mc Guinness, captain of the team said in her victory speech that this was not only a victory for the team, but for her club and parish of Rush and by holding this presentation in their honour, the County Council was making it clear that was also a great victory to be savoured for the county. Speaking at the event, County Mayor, Cllr Darragh Butler said “My fellow councillors and I, as elected members of the Council, know the positive impact that this victory will have, not only in Rush, but right across the North County and there is a great sense of pride at what you have achieved. At a time when we need female role models in sport, you have a provided a squad full of great ambassadors not only for St Maur’s and Rush but also for the entire county.” “It came as no surprise when your inter-county star, Olivia Leonard, was named as the Fingal Sportsperson of the Year for 2016 following her exploits for club and county last year.” While the event was primarily to honour the ladies team, tribute was also paid to everybody else in the St Maur’s club for the tremendous work they do in Rush by providing football, hurling, ladies football and camogie for all ages.