Camogie Chairperson Insight

Chairperson of St Ibars/Shelmalier Camogie Club, Peggy Kelly, talks of her involvement in the club and how camogie affects her life !

Peggy, can I ask how long you have been involved in the ‘committee’ life of the club ?
It’s a long long time ! I have been involved for over 40 years now ! Yes it has been a long spell and one that has brought great joy and work for me ! Really all my family have been involved with me and that’s the way it tends to be !

With regard to your own renowned playing career, what is your most fondest memory ?
That’s a difficult one to answer as there has been many great days. I think if I had to pick one, it would probably have to be winning my first All-Ireland camogie medal with Wexford back in 1968.

As regard to your family life, how do you feel about their involvement and how does it all impact on your life ?
I guess the biggest impact it all has is that the washing machine never stops ! Between camogie, football, hurling and all the rest, it is really a ‘sports’ zone. But that’s the way it has always been and I don’t think any of us would change it.
I suppose it is fair to say that I am extremely proud of them all and what they have, and continue, to give to the sport. They have had their own achievements both on and off the pitch and like every parent, I take pride in that.

What Peggy would you be hoping that the senior team can achieve this year ?
I know that it is a ‘one game at a time sport’, but if I was to laid it all down I am hoping that we get to a county final, then a Leinster final and on to the club All-Ireland ! That will do for one year I think !