For me so far, Mini Sevens has been the highlight of my year. It was took place in Kinvara for the girls, and St Thomas’ for the boys. We played four extremely tough games and unpredictably came out on top. Soon after our win, we continued onto the next round. This time it was even tougher but we kept playing to the best of our abilities in the hope that we might make it to the final. We were really excited and we couldn’t help but go mad singing and dancing to songs and music in the dressing rooms! We thanked and praised each other and we no longer cared how we did in the final once we would try our best and put up a fight. We went out with high hopes and found out that we were playing a school from Loughrea.
I can’t say anyone didn’t enjoy themselves as I could hear the roars and shouts from the crowd, the encouraging phrases from our coach, Ms O’Doherty and the subs and of course the players really trying to come out with the ball and cheering when we got a score. Unfortunately, we didn’t come out on top, but all that mattered to us was that we participated and got there. I’m not sure about you, but participating and playing in mini sevens really showed me that the only thing you need to be good at to play camogie is good teamwork. I would like to thank Ms Leech who entered us in the competition and most importantly, Ms O’Doherty who spent endless amounts of break times training us, putting a team and also cheering us on when we really needed it.
By Katie, 6th Class