A team from Indianapolis, USA will compete in the Thurles Sarsfields International Hurling Festival camogie tournament, which takes place on Saturday July 13th.
Hurlers from both Indianapolis and St Louis will be playing in the hurling festival also, but this is the first time a team from the United States will play camogie in the Cathedral Town.The eight team tournament will be centred at St Patrick’s College and will cater for junior teams from Cork, Limerick, Waterford, Kerry, Clare and Tipperary as well as the American visitors. It is hoped to stage the final on Saturday evening at Sarsfields outside pitch, along with the hurling finals.The competing teams are - Portlaw(Waterford), Broadford/Feakle(Clare), Na Pairsaigh(Cork), Patrickswell(Limerick), Lixnaw(Kerry), Kildangan and Roscrea(Tipperary) and Indianapolis.
Sarsfields camogie, headed by Bernie O Dowd and Louise Lanigan, will see the teams are competing for the O Mara Cup, a fitting memorial to the late Helen O Mara who did so much for camogie in Thurles and Tipperary, and whose son, Tony, continues the tradition with Sarsfields. John Enright, chairman of the Thurles Sarsfields International Hurling Festival Committee, said, “ Our festival is all about promoting hurling in all its forms, and it is great to have camogie featured. We are particularly delighted to have the ladies from Indianapolis involved and our hope is that in future years we can extend it.”