Meet the Captain: Salthill Knocknacarra

Ahead of the Duanes Hardware Intermediate Camogie Championship final it is time to meet the captains! First up is Orla Callanan from Salthill Knocknacarra GAA Club! Salthill Knocknacarra won the Junior A Championship Final in 2020. This year they won the Intermediate League final earlier in the year!

Name: Orla Callanan
Club: Salthill/Knocknacarra
Age: 30
Occupation: Doctor

Camogie Honours:
U16C County Championship,
All-Britain Senior Championship (Tara Camogie Club) 2012 & 2013,
Connacht Intermediate 2014,
Junior B County Championship 2017,
Junior B Connacht Championship 2017,
Junior A League 2010 & 2019,
Galway Club All Star 2018 & 2019,
Junior A Championship 2020,
Intermediate League 2021

Who is your toughest Opponent? Aisling Griffin – 15 years or so marking each other in training so we know each other well.
What is your most memorable game? Junior B Championship final, and definitely the celebrations that followed!
Who is your biggest Influence? My parents.
What camogie player inspired you when you were younger? Therese Maher.
What female sporting star do you admire? Cora Staunton.
Who is the joker of the team? Evie and the Murrays when they’re together.
What’s your pre match ritual? Bowl of porridge and lots of water.
What hurls do you use? Cannings.
What’s your favourite grounds to play in? Prairie.
Have you got a nickname? Orls.
What is your most cherished medal? Junior A Championship or Hockey All-Ireland Schools – both first time in team’s history to win.
What do you love the most about your club? The friendships made from playing with the girls week in week out, and the fantastic support for camogie within the club and at our games.

2021 Intermediate Club Championship Final: Kinvara v Salthill/Knocknacarra