Marie Costine
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Marie Costine
Marie Costine
Personal information
Irish name Máire Ní Coistín
Sport Camogie
Position full-back
Born Garryowen,Cloyne Ireland
Club(s)
Years Club
1970-1982
Killeagh and Imokilly
Inter-county(ies)
Years County
1970-1978
Cork
Inter-county titles
All-Irelands 5
All Stars 2004 Team of Century

Marie Costine, born in Cloyne County Cork, is a former camogie player selected on the camogie team of the century in 2004, and winner of All Ireland medals in 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973 (as captain) and 1978.[1]

Career

She played club camogie with both Killeagh and Imokilly, winning ten Cork County Championships and an All Ireland Club Championship in 1980, when Killeagh defeated the Buffers Alley side. She was the first Cloyne girl to bring an All Ireland to Cloyne, home of the great Christy Ring. She contributed significantly to the success of a talented Cork team that won the four -in -a row 1970-'73 and added another All Ireland in ' 78. She captained the Rebels in '73. That same year her superb displays were recognized when she was chosen Player of the Year, an award sponsored by Elverys. Her sister Kathleen was an outstanding goalkeeper for Cork and holds 3 senior All Irelands; her nephew Sean Óg Cusack is the present Cork goalkeeper. Possessing superb ball control, composed and confidant, she revelled in catching and clearing, She was at her best under pressure and made life difficult for forwards through skill and determination. A superb full-back. On her day she could keep any forward at bay.

Awards

In 1973 she won the camogie player of the year, sponsored by Elverys at the time.

Citation

Her team of the century citation read: "possessing superb ball control, composed and confidant, she revelled in catching and clearing, She was at her best under pressure and made life difficult for forwards through skill and determination. A superb full-back, on her day she could keep any forward at bay." [2]

GAA Family

Her sister Kathleen won three All Ireland medals as goalkeeper for Cork. Her nephew Donal Óg Cusack was a noted Cork hurling goalkeeper.

References

  1. ^ Moran, Mary (2011). A Game of Our Own: The History of Camogie. Dublin, Ireland: Cumann Camógaíochta. p. 460.
  2. ^ Camogie.ie Team of the Century profiles by Mary Moran

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