Small ball Tuam club has big ambitions

IT’S always interesting to hear from clubs that may be in the minority or may not hail from a traditional area associated with a sport. Indeed, Tuam Camogie Club could easily be pigeon-holed into either of those categories, but one may be surprised to discover that camogie in the North Galway town has existed since 1928.

As Club PRO Teresa Lardner outlines, this is Tuam Camogie’s third coming in its present form, after it was resurrected following a half-century hiatus in 2012. A decade on, the club has grown from 30 to 100-plus members.

Last year was its most successful season to date, with the highlights being the U13 and U15 girls triumphs in the Group 4 County Cup final and County B1 Shield decider respectively. Both victories were at the expense of one of the established and traditional camogie clubs, Ballinderreen.

And they were not the only Tuam team to see county final action. In the U14 competition, Tuam enjoyed a storming group and knockout campaign to reach the county final, where, sadly, they lost out narrowly to Eyrecourt at Duggan Park, Ballinasloe.

However, Teresa notes that their campaign showcased “the true dedication of the management team and the hard work and skill of our girls across all age groups.”

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