cork county council honour cork ladies

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The Cork ladies Gaelic Football and Camogie winning teams received one of the highest honours Cork County Council can confer.
Both teams were accorded a civic reception at County Hall.
County Mayor Alan Coleman spoke of his gratitude to the 9 time All Ireland winners” Ladies football and Camogie are providing a fantastic outlet in the county. The number of clubs have grown expeditiously over the last 10 years. There is no doubt the reason for that growth is the women’s success” he said.
County Council CEO Tim Lucey told the sports stars on a day that saw Council debate the County’s development plan for the next few years, there was a slight correlation between what cork county council were talking about, and the cork ladies success over the years.
“We were talking about strategy around our county for the next 6 years. There is an association between the strategy of your own boards and your coach Eammon in terms of bringing together a team over a number of years and 9 all Ireland titles, and the double this year is absolutely phenomenal. The word sustainability came up again today and we think of sustainability of a team over that period of time. The sustainability of their fitness levels and not only that the appetite to be sustained. The one that intrigued me most was turn waste into energy recovery by way of incineration. The most important key in fitness is the recovery levels. I mightn’t have achieved incineration today but you have burnt a number of teams over the years. You are absolutely role models”
Eammon Ryan coach for both teams stated ” the thread that strikes me running through the years is the actual dedication of the girls. The work ethic, their willingness. I have been hugely impressed by them over the years. If I had only one discord it’s that ladies don’t follow ladies sport.”