Eimear Murray delighted to be back in action and looking forward to challenge against Westmeath

Eimear Murray is delighted to be back in the Louth fold  for their make or break clash with Westmeath on Sunday

The St. Kevins defender who has endured an injury hit 12 months declared herself fit and  ready to help the Reds push for a place in the All-semi final. The Coronavirus-enforced break has allowed the 22 year old to return to full fitness and she marked her return to the county colours in last week’s win over Longford with a player of the match performance as Louth recorded an impressive 4-10 to 2-07 victory

Eimear in action last week versus Longford

Eimear spoke to Louth LGFA P.R.O. Dermot Woods of her feelings of what it felt like to don the Red jersey again having missed most of the NFL campaign through  injury.

“Yes it was great to get back into championship action after a long wait. I had played against Derry in the league in March and unfortunately we didn’t get to continue with the league due to Covid-19. I missed most of last year with a hamstring tendon injury, so it was just great to be back and put in a good performance. 

I think everyone was really looking forward to the game after a long wait and a lot of uncertainty recently. We have a great young squad and all the girls were in good form, ready to get going in Intermediate this year.

Longford are a very good side so we were happy to get the win in Clones. It’s given us a great start and a boost going into the game this week. 

Our own in-house training has been very competitive and I think we prepared well for Longford. First game in a while, maybe it took us a few minutes to settle in. I think we were patient in picking out good scores. Once we got into the rhythm of the game I think we played well.

We’re looking forward to playing Westmeath on Sunday and we’ll hopefully get stuck into the game early having worked on a few things from last week.  We’re both in Intermediate and it’s crunch time for both teams on Sunday, so it’s all on the day and we hope to be the right side of the result” 

Photos by Warren Matthews