It was Cork’s 29th All-Ireland.
A record 30,191 people turned out to see the camogie final in Croke Park on August 6th. The ladies had been beaten back at the final in 2021 and 2022 and the crowd was eager to see a Leeside win on the day.
Amidst the majestic show of skill that took place was a stand-out performance by one particular Cork forward- Amy O’Connor- who scored a hat trick at the All-Ireland final, to secure Cork an unbeatable lead.
Now, the Knocknaheeny native’s celebration after her third goal has been immortalised in a brand new mini-mural by People’s Republic of Cork artist, Tom Doig.
The new artwork, located on an electric box outside the library on Grand Parade, highlights the incredible achievement of O’Connor, who scored not just three goals but three goals in two minutes during the final.
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The piece, based on a photograph of the forward’s celebration, is accompanied by text in Irish which reads ‘Seampini na hEireann’ which translates to ‘Champions of Ireland’ as well as ‘Amy’s two-minute hat trick’.
At a time when women’s sport is growing in popularity but players are still fighting for equal treatment and recognition, it’s notable that PROC would choose to highlight this moment.