Waterford Camogie’s Sarah Morrissey, pictured with Green Acre Marketing Managing Director, Aileen Barron.

Green Acre Marketing is proudly sponsoring Waterford Camogie’s Sarah Morrissey as the Déisewomen prepare for Saturday’s All-Ireland Senior Camogie Semi-Final meeting against Tipperary at UPMC Nowlan Park (throw-in: 3:30pm).

Aged 23, the An Rinn forward is a qualified microbiologist who works in Pinewood Laboratories in Ballymacarbry.

Despite picking up the hurley at the relatively late age of 14, Sarah’s talent has blossomed in the interim, earning her a place in a Waterford panel which is now seeking a first All-Ireland Senior Final appearance since 1945.

“It’s brilliant that this panel’s efforts have received such brilliant support from a whole host of Waterford companies,” said Sarah. “As someone raised on a farm and coming from a proud West Waterford farming family, the sponsorship which Green Acre Marketing has afforded me is hugely appreciated. So a huge thank you to Aileen Barron and her team for their support. Training has been going really well and we’re confident of producing a performance that can get us past a very strong Tipperary team.”

Sarah, the An Rinn clubwoman, loves camogie – and farming!

Aileen Barron, Green Acre Marketing’s Managing Director, said she was proud to back Sarah’s inter-county camogie career.

“The progress which the Waterford panel has made in recent years has been so inspiring,” she said.

“As a former Waterford player, it’s been thrilling to see a team that took the All-Ireland Intermediate title in 2015 in such style build on their promise and improve year after year. And when you consider how competitive the county has been in recent seasons, there’s huge grounds for optimism about the future.”

Aileen added: “The commitment which Sarah exemplifies on and off the field is second to none. Coming from a farming background, going the extra mile to get the job done is something she knows only too well herself and we’re thrilled to be associated with her.

“And the United for Equality campaign, which has successfully advocated for the creation of a players’ charter to ensure minimum standards, is something I feel strongly about myself.

“Female inter-county players face the same issues as their male counterparts when it comes to mileage and meal expenses, to name but two, so news that a standardised charter for female inter-county players will be delivered for 2024 is a huge step forward.”

Aileen Barron concluded: “These young women, along with the management team led by Sean Power and the Waterford Camogie Committee are fantastic ambassadors for our city and county.

“So let’s hope Saturday in Kilkenny proves a day to remember for Sarah and her team mates and that we’ll have a historic All-Ireland Final appearance to look forward to. Déise Abú!