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Camog puts honeymoon on hold for county final

Katrina Kinsella tied the knot with fiancé Sean Renaghan at St Patrick's Church in Keady on Friday. Picture by Magic Chair.
Andrew Madden

A Co Armagh newly-wed experienced her second big match in as many days as she put her honeymoon on hold to play in a county camogie final.

Katrina Kinsella, a defender for Keady, tied the knot with fiancé Sean Renaghan on Friday.

However, she knew that celebrations would have to be suspended until after the final whistle blew at the Athletic Grounds yesterday.

The new bride was hoping for her 10th Armagh championship medal as Keady faced off against reigning champions Granemore.

However, it was not to be as Granemore retained the senior county championship on a winning margin of 2-9 to 0-7.

Speaking to The Irish News, Mrs Renaghan said the last week has been a "complete whirlwind".

"On Thursday I was incredibly nervous about the fact I was getting married the next day, but still in my head I was thinking about today's game - that just shows you how important camogie is in my life," she said.

"After the wedding, I still had to pinch myself because so much has changed in just a few days. This morning I woke up next to my husband and a few hours later I was playing a camogie final, it's crazy.

"Even though we didn't win, it was an incredibly special day for me and I'm incredibly proud of the team.

"We'll all go out tonight and celebrate anyway, and on Wednesday I'll finally get round to going on my honeymoon to Lanzarote."

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