Dicksboro captain Aoife Prendergast has had a very busy couple of weeks.
After being named Kilkenny Senior Camogie captain, Aoife had to lead her club side into Leinster action this weekend against a strong St. Judes side. Over 1000 people flocked to Palmers town to see the Kilkenny side continue their quest for Leinster glory. Ultimately they came away 0-10 to 0-08 winners, however it was not a victory that came easy. Speaking to Scoreline Prendergast said :
“Tough is probably an understatement. St. Judes are a fantastic team, we were lucky enough to get over the line. We dug deep and we all fought together, and it paid off in the end”
“We have huge character in that dressing room, we are not individuals. We have no stand-out players. We all fight together, we battle hard. If we worked as hard as they were going to work, our hurling will pay off.”
Dicksboro started off bright and went into the halftime break three points up. However, a scoring lull in the third quarter allowed St. Judes back into the game. Captain Prendergast was quizzed by reporter Martin Quilty if the thought of losing came into her mind;
“No it did not. That is not sounding cocky. I just have huge faith in the girls. I slipped away for awhile, but I knew the girl beside me would set up. I had no doubts, a few frights but I knew we would fight to until the end”.
It doesn’t get any easier for Dicksboro as Outlart The Ballagh in the Leinster final now waits in the wings. The Wexford side are the reigning and defending All Ireland Champions, which will prove to be a difficult test for Donall Carrolls team. According to Aoife, he side will be prepared;
“Outlart are a fantastic team. We have been watching them over the last couple of weeks, a few went up to the All Ireland final. They are a great team but we just have to take every match as it comes, we are delighted to be there and will enjoy the occasion.”
Listen back to the full interview with Aoife on Scoreline Extra below :