She’s suffered the heartbreak of being the losing captain against Newmarket-on-Fergus for the past three successive finals and now Tara Rynne is determined she will be receiving the McMahon Cup later today.
At 3:15pm in Clarecastle they take on reigning champions Newmarket-on-Fergus in the PK Travel Clare Senior Camogie Championship Final. After losing last year’s equivalent after extra time, Tara is out for revenge.
“It’s a huge honour to be the captain for the second year and after the big loss that we had in the final last year it’s something I’m hoping won’t happen again and we can get over the line on Saturday. I think last year we went out all guns blazing we didn’t work up a lead which by the fiftieth minute we started to get tired and hadn’t as much experience to finish it out”.
Although they have made their mark as a force in Clare camogie, Tara feels that they must win the senior title to really make an impression. To do that they must overcome the Blues which she thinks will be done by a strong team display for the full sixty minutes.
“We really need to play for the sixty minutes, we need to start, run at them, get to scores on the board, we can’t be wasteful and we definitely can’t tire like last year. We need to stick together as a team we’re actually very good at doing that we’re the one unit once we go out on the field and give what we have hopefully that’ll be enough”.
Inagh/Kilnamona left it late in their semi-final as they only took the lead in the final ten minutes to knock out Sixmilebridge and book their spot in the championship decider, winning it that fashion has given the side a real lift.
“We went out and started well then got maybe a little complacent, we had a few wides but we had the confidence ourselves that we were going to get there although we left it late we managed to get over the line. The lads on the sideline weren’t too happy that we nearly gave them a heart attack but we’re saving it for the next day”.
Her younger teammates have won championships in the underage ranks and now is the time for them to collect a senior medal according to Rynne. “A lot of the girls have a lot of silverware underage with minor, U21 so we’re definitely looking at that cup we need to bring it home with us”.