LEINSTER champions St Kierans College had to dig deep to qualify for this weekend's Masita GAA Niall McInerney Cup final, but their pedigree gives them every chance of claiming further national honours against Presentation Athenry this Saturday.
"It's not about the managers, it's about the players. You can talk about the Johnny Kellys and the Davy Fitzgeralds and all the people you like on the sideline. But, unless you have men of that quality and prepared to do that, you can do very little."
It was the ultimate way to win an All-Ireland Senior Club title, but Mourneabbey manager Shane Ronayne had huge sympathy for Kilkerrin/Clonberne as their brave performance went unrewarded thanks to Laura Fitzgerald's late heroics at the Gaelic Grounds.
The most recent award winners secured the bragging rights for the remainder of the Liberty Insurance Camogie All-Stars Tour with a resounding victory in an entertaining exhibition match at Gaelic Park.
Mourneabbey secured back-to-back All-Ireland Senior Club titles as a Laura Fitzgerald point with less than 20 seconds remaining broke Kilkerrin/Clonberne hearts in a dramatic All-Ireland decider at the Gaelic Grounds.
Ten years ago, Kilkerrin/Clonberne goalkeeper Lisa Murphy won her first All-Ireland medal. She was three years into her goalkeeping journey and she played a key role in Holy Rosary Mountbellew's Junior B Post Primary Schools All-Ireland victory.
Two years after the inaugural Liberty Insurance Camogie All-Stars Tour to Madrid, the cream of the sport's crop will be making history once more this week, as they leave this morning for a tour of New York.