Kellie was Knockananna’s star soldier for super year
KNOCKANANNA'S Kellie Byrne is busy toiling away at the Curragh at the moment as she settles into a life in the armed forces.
In 2012 she soldiered hard for her camogie side and as a result of her efforts the Knockananna captain was awarded the Camogie Player of the Year award.
It took a hard-earned victory over Glenealy in a replay for the Knockananna girls to lift the county championship only a year after having no team due to lack of numbers which makes the achievement all the more astounding.
“It's a huge honour for me to win this award,” said Kellie.
“We had a great year in Knockananna and it was a complete team effort from start to finish and I'd like to thank everyone who helped out in any way with the team,” she said.
On that memorable day in Dunlavin when Knockananna defeated Glenealy to lift the cup Kellie paid a special tribute to her mother Mary Byrne for giving lift to camogie in the village and for helping them reach the pinnacle of the sport in the county.
Kellie Byrne clearing her lines.