McGoldrick dedicated to Camogie
THIS weekend, Grainne McGoldrick will return to Croke Park in search of another All-Ireland title to add to her collection.
The difference is that this Sunday, she will lead her side out as Derry captain, in search of the ultimate glory alongside her Oak Leaf colleagues instead of the maroon and green of her Eoghan Rua Coleraine club who have enjoyed so many outings at Headquarters.
After a series of semi-final disappointments, Derry have finally broken through to take their place in the decider against a fancied Galway side. It’s a well-worn path to the gates of Croke Park for the Oak Leaf skipper, but that doesn’t mean that it gets any easier.
“Do you get nervous? Yeah, you do. But it’s about trying to control your nerves and not let them get the better of you.
“I’m very fortunate that I don’t get all that nervous before games, it really doesn’t bother me. I just don’t see the point in getting nervous to the point where you can’t perform. I enjoy playing camogie, so although there is a lot at stake, it’s good nerves because you are on the brink of success.”
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