County intermediate camogie champions Eyrecourt are quietly confident they can defeat Cahir of Tipperary this Sunday in the All-Ireland Intermediate Camogie Championship final at Croke Park (1.30pm ).
Current Galway county senior players Susan Earner and Molly Dunne are in their ranks, and former Galway intermediate captain Paula Kenny lines out at midfield for the side.
The experienced trio is supported by top-club players such as Aisling Downey at full-back and a half-back line of Alison Ryan, Avril McEvoy and Niamh McCormack.
Up front Laura Loughnane is Eyrecourt’s top scorer and will punish fouls, while team captain Molly Dunne, Cora McEvoy and Mairead Burke all capable of getting in for a goal or two.
Dunne and her teammates are looking forward to the challenge that lies ahead and are determined to produce a performance of which they will be proud.
“It’s one of the most unique experiences any of us will ever get to experience," says Dunne. "You’re running out on the biggest GAA pitch in the country with the girls you’ve played with since you were five, six and seven years of age, and grew up with. Every so often, you just have a sneaky grin to yourself to realise how lucky we are to get here.
"However at the moment, we’re only focusing on the game in hand and putting in a performance.”
With a top-class management team of Mark Dunne and Damien Howe, whose mantra has been one of continuous improvement all season, there will be no stone left unturned to make sure the Eyrecourt performance will be a winning one in three days' time.