AIB have this morning released a brand new video that documents the intensity of the All-Ireland Senior Camogie Club Final through the eyes of the players, managers, selectors, fans and the communities of both finalists, Sarsfields and Slaughtneil.
The game which took place on Sunday 1st March came to a nail-biting conclusion and, while the difference between winning and losing is palpable in the reactions of the respective players, so too is that regardless of the result the experience is shared with their communities.
It was the Galway team, Sarsfields, that got the better of Derry’s Slaughtneil, thanks to an injury-time goal from AIB Camogie Club Player of the Year Siobhán McGrath.
She was one of four sisters on the team who also happened to be daughters of the team manager ‘Hopper’ McGrath.
The emotional, fast-paced short film, provides a snapshot from areas that are typically inaccessible including the dressing room, tunnel and corridors of Croke Park, pitch-side match and post-match footage as well as the Sarsfield’s team bus on their journey home.
We see the bonfires lighting on the way home as well as the reaction of the Slaughtniel Manager when the late, late goal went in.
A number of the players who feature in the piece were named in the AIB Camogie Club Team of the Year announced last week.
This is the 7th year that AIB has supported the AIB All Ireland Club Camogie Championships.
The video has been released on AIB’s social media channels including on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.
It only took place five weeks ago, and yet it seems like another world. We can look on it though as a reminder of just how important sport is within our communities.