Meet the player: Emma Madden, Salthill Knocknacarra

As the excitement builds up ahead of the AIB GAA All Ireland Senior and Intermediate Club Finals on Sunday we are going to get to know some of the players from each of the clubs better. Today is the turn of Salthill Knocknacarra Camogie Club. We are going to get to know the 2021 Galway Minor Captain Emma Madden a bit better.

Name: Emma Madden
Club: Salthill Knocknacarra
Age: 18
Occupation: Student

Camogie Honours:
Intermediate League &Connacht Championship 2021
Junior A County & Connacht Championship 2020
Minor B Championship 2018
U16B Championship 2016
Who is your toughest Opponent? Niamh Mallon (Portaferry)
What is your most memorable game? All-Ireland Intermediate Club Semi-Final
Who is your biggest Influence? My parents
What camogie player inspired you when you were younger? Niamh Kilkenny
What female sporting star do you admire? Katie Taylor
Who is the joker of the team? Mary Murray and PJ Kelly with their funny ways!
What’s your pre match ritual? Plenty of water and fruit – and don’t listen to my father!
What hurls do you use? Canning
What’s your favourite grounds to play in? The Prairie Salthill
Something we may not know about you? My favourite song is Travelin’ Soldier by The Chicks!
Have you got a nickname? Em – very original!
What is your most cherished medal? U14 football All-Ireland medal when I was captain
What do you love the most about your club? The bond between players (of all ages!) and the never-ending support we receive.