Kel­lie was Knockananna’s star sol­dier for su­per year

Bray People - - GARDEN COUNTY GAA SPORTS STARS AWARDS 2012 - KEL­LIE BYRNE CAMO­GIE

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.

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