There was much disappointment at the lateness of the hour as almost all of the many young children who had gathered at Turloughmore Social Centre to welcome the victorious All Ireland Camogie team had to be brought home by their parents and missed the visit of the Galway, double All Ireland Camogie champions who brought the O’Duffy and Jack McGrath cups to the parish.
Arriving over three hours late, approaching the early hours of the following day, there was still a sizeable turnout as the Galway senior and junior teams arrived with the cup. Johnny Kane, chairperson of Turloughmore Camogie Club, welcomed the girls and paid tribute to their wonderful achievement. He warmly congratulated Michelle Dunleavy, who was a member of the Galway Intermediate team and Peter Fahy, who was part of the backroom team. He also acknowledged the contribution of long-time former senior Galway player Anne Forde, an aunt of present senior caption Lorraine Ryan, and of Anne Kearney, long-time official with Galway Camogie. He also acknowledged the contribution that many members of Turloughmore had made to Galway Camogie over many years. On behalf of the team, Lorraine Ryan thanked the many people who made such a huge effort in staying on to welcome the teams to Turloughmore.