The words ‘dedication’ and ‘commitment’ are often used when talking about stellar GAA players, but it takes on a different level of meaning for Aedín Lowry.
Aedín is goalkeeper for the Laois minor camogie team, and also a Transition Year student in Mountrath CS.
The Camross netminder was due to go to Venice with her TY group this week, but as the All-Ireland final replay approaches this Saturday, Aedín has made the call to stay at home.
The school trip costs approximately €500 and is non-refundable from the operating company.
Aedín, who is only 16 years old, is set play in this weekend’s All-Ireland final replay against Limerick in Nenagh this Saturday.
The young shotstopper has skills beyond her years, and even takes to the goal for Camross at adult level.
It’s not the first time players on this exceptional team have made sacrifices to get to important games.
Midfielder Amy Byrne and full-back Sarah Fleming came back early from the ISF basketball world championships in Greece to play in the All-Ireland semi-final in April.
So while her TY friends will be packing their travel bags and heading to St. Mark’s Basilica, Aedín will be packing her gear bag and heading to McDonagh Park.
If that’s not commitment we don’t know what is.
Laois minor camogie take on Limerick in the All-Ireland final replay this Saturday, May 4 in McDonagh Park Nenagh at 2pm.