Conahy Shamrocks player Roisin Phelan was confirmed as captain of the Kilkenny intermediate team earlier this week.
The new captain of the team has outlined the goals for the upcoming league and championship campaigns.
She said: “The aim is always to win the All-Ireland. I think we’ll use the league to bring in new players and get back up to match fitness and then to go on and winning the All-Ireland will be what we’re hoping for.”
Phelan feels this year takes on extra meaning due to Kilkenny’s exclusion from last year’s championship.
“I think it will be more important this year than ever before because we want to prove that we should have been there last year and that we were worthy of competing,” said Phelan.
She also spoke about a special year for her club Conahy Shamrocks as Phelan captained the side to an Intermediate County Championship victory.
“It was great to get over the line last year with the club. Our underage teams did well last year as well and we’re going up to senior now with some really exciting young players. It was a great year for the club overall.”
Phelan believes that the team is in good shape as they get set to begin training this week.
“Everyone is fully motivated to come back and work hard. Once we got the news that we will be coming back soon everybody got a bit excited and there was no need for any extra motivation for the whole panel.”
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