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Camogie didn’t look this good when I was reluctantly playing in the 1980s. I reckon this snapshot was taken around the 1920s or 1930s. The sister sport to hurling became officially recognised in 1904 and has prospered ever since. The medal on the young boy is in the typical neo-Celtic style used by the Gaelic Athletic Association. These ladies are pretty stylish with their beads, bobs and low-waisted dresses. The whole image is framed within the Irish countryside. The mountains can be made out faintly and the silhouetted trees provide a great backdrop. My sporting career was short-lived due to lack of ability and interest and I was more likely to have been the girl reading the book! 

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