Win or lose, camogie heroes will get open-top bus homecoming
By COLIN BARTLEY
KILKENNY will give a big welcome home to our Senior Camogie team, with or without the O’Duffy Cup.
The Kilkenny ladies team is in the All-Ireland Camogie final for the fourth year in a row and hopes to regain the cup it last won back in 2016, beating Cork.
The Rebellettes turned the tables on Kilkenny in the last two finals, but this year our girls find themselves up against Galway whose last appearance in the final was back in 2015.
The homecoming will kick off with music and entertainment from 5.30pm. At 6.30pm the squad will travel by open-top bus from MacDonagh Train Station through John’s Street, over John’s Bridge, up Rose Inn Street and along High Street to the Courthouse.
The team will be introduced onto the balcony of the Courthouse on Parliament Street at approximately 7pm, followed by a civic reception.
Cathaoirleach of Kilkenny County Council, Cllr Peter ‘Chap’ Cleere, sent his best wishes to the team on behalf of the people of Kilkenny.
”All of Kilkenny wishes our Senior Camogie Panel and Management Team the very best of luck in the All-Ireland Final on Sunday,” he said.
“They have given us huge enjoyment and excitement throughout 2019. We are very proud of their achievements so far this year and we will be delighted to welcome them home next Monday evening.”