Kellyann Hogan has played a starring role for Ballymacarbry this season after battling back from a broken leg in 2021. Waterford manager Pat Sullivan and physio Kenny Murphy helped her recover.
"I broke my ankle in two places and had to get surgery. So I have a plate, six screws and a tightrope on my ankle at the moment. It definitely took a while to come back and it was very frustrating. I think I'm coming to the other side of it now. Pat Sullivan was county manager at the time and he was very understanding. Kenny Murphy was my physio and he did serious rehab with me."
The midfielder was named Player of the Match in their county final win over Comeragh Rangers after shooting five points. "It was a serious battle. Definitely the hardest match we've played all year and the hardest county final we've ever played."
The UCC student kicked 2-14 in three Munster outings as Ballymac retained the Michael Ryan Cup. They will make the long journey to Lurgan on Sunday to play Armagh champions Clann Éireann in the All Ireland club semi final. The decider is fixed for Croke Park later this month and Hogan would love to line out at GAA HQ. "It would be an unbelievable feeling to get to Croke Park. We've never been there before. We had a bit of regret after the All Ireland semi against Kilkerrin Clonberne last year. They were a serious team and we were probably a bit naive going into it. We're definitely more prepared for it this year."