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Galway's Therese Maher: 'Next year' mantra kept me going

Updated: Sunday, 15 Sep 2013 19:10 | Comments

Therese Maher: 'You just keep going and you hope that that day will come and today it came, thank God'
Therese Maher: 'You just keep going and you hope that that day will come and today it came, thank God'

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Galway legend Therese Maher, seven-times beaten All-Ireland camogie finalist, has revealed how the thoughts of missing out on the big one kept her going.

Maher led by example from centre half-back as Galway saw off the Kilkenny challenge, 1-09 to 0-07, to claim the O’Duffy Cup at Croke Park.

The Athenry player, who made her debut in 1997, told RTÉ Sport: “Every time we came up here, and every time we came home defeated, you’d always think, ‘will it be next year, will it be next year?’

“You just keep going and you hope that that day will come and today it came, thank God.

“Each year when you do lose, you go home, you put the bag away for a few months. And then the girls are going out training and you think, ‘God, if the body can do it I’ll try it for one more year.'

“I love it and I’ll keep going, thank God I did."

Maher also refused to say whether or not she would continue for another season.

“We’ll enjoy tonight and we won’t make decisions after games like this but you never know,” she added.

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