Kilkenny half-back Collette Dormer was ecstatic to clinch her second All-Ireland medal on Saturday following Kilkenny’s victory over Galway.
The Barrow Rangers player was overjoyed in a bitterly cold Croke Park after the final whistle.
“It’s absolutely unbelievable. For any young girl out there, this is what it’s all about. This is why we practice at the side of the house, to get here,” an emotional Dormer said immediately after the game.
The 31-year-old also paid tribute to everyone who has supported the team throughout the year.
“This is for everybody back home. The support we’ve received all year has been incredible and we’re absolutely delighted that we’ve won.”
Dormer gave a special mention to her family after the game in Croke Park on Saturday night.
“I suppose it’s just a pity that the family couldn’t be here, but I’d like to say a special thanks to everybody at home. I wish I could give the Mammy a hug now!”