Transplants, a cup, a shield…and camogie

OK, if you’re not from somewhere in Ireland  you might have to google camogie…”an Irish stick-and-ball team sport played by women.” Or, today, on a wildly windswept and often wet complex of pitches in Ballycastle, it was played by about 150 eleven-year old girls (maybe more, hard to count, they didn’t stand still for long).

This was the second camogie blitz graciously organised by Cross and Passion College, the home school of Lucia, and her elder sister, Alice. In honour of Lucia’s passion to encourage conversation about organ donation, the school set up this annual event, inviting N Ireland’s Year 8 girls (first year of our Secondary Schools) to play for the Lucia Quinney Mee Memorial Cup, and the Live Loudly Donate Proudly Shield.

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