Cork claimed a record 27th All Ireland Camogie title on Sunday the 10th of September, thanks in no small part to the contribution of several Douglas people. Pamela Mackey was named at corner back but played on the wing, while twin sister Katrina took up her usual position at top of the right.
In a tight and tense affair, Cork had the better of the first half and went in to the break leading by 5 points to 2. Pamela excelled in the backline in difficult conditions while Katrina proved to be a constant handful for the Kilkenny defence.
The second half was as tense as the first, but Kilkenny began to come more and more in to the game. The Mackey's continued their fine performance, with both surely destined for All Stars, Katrina contributing a vital point.
As the teams were deadlocked going in to injury time, the Cork management turned to Douglas woman Julia White. With the game seemingly destined for a replay, at the clock ticking beyond the 6th minute of injury time, White, got the ball and despite the immense pressure from three Kilkenny defenders managed to get a shot off that split the uprights to win the day for Cork.
"It’s an unbelievable feeling" said White afterwards. "I’ve had a frustrating year in terms of injuries and so on, so I was delighted to have the option of getting on and getting a point.
"I know it was only one point and there were loads more, but it’s definitely a great feeling after being out for the last two years."
Douglas legend Teddy O'Donovan was part of the backroom team and huge credit must go to him for the part he played in the victory.
The Cork intermediates, featuring Douglas duo Rebecca Sheehan and Sarah Fahy will have to do it all over again as they drew a hard fought battle with Meath. We wish the girls, the very best of luck in the replay.