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GAA: Nelson has sights on glory for Rossa

By John Campbell

Published 24/10/2007

Former Antrim hurling manager Jim Nelson, who guided the county into the All Ireland decider in 1989 when they lost to Tipperary, is back on the trail of All Ireland glory - only this time in a different code.

Jim is manager of the O'Donovan Rossa camogie side that will meet Munster champions in the All Ireland Club semi-final at Pairc Esler Newry on Saturday week.

It's a massive test for the Antrim champions but Jim feels they are ready for the challenge.

"We have come through well to lift the county title but this will be a big step up. The girls have been working hard in training and hopefully their efforts will pay off," said Jim.

Jane Adams is the leading light in a Rossa side that will go into their semi-final buoyed by some impressive displays lately.

Her scoring exploits have underpinned the Rossa success story to date but the players and club officials are now anxious to see a real impact made at national level.

Nor indeed will they be the only Ulster side in pursuit of All Ireland honours.

Keady, a club which has been making great strides on the camogie front at all levels, will also face Munster opponents in their Junior Club semi-final.

The Keady team triumphed in the Ulster Championship in impressive style but now face a massive challenge if they are to reach the All Ireland decider.

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