Rachel Dolan has seen enough of the bad days to appreciate the good ones.
After a number of years where potential wasn’t fulfilled, she feels there’s something special brewing in Roscommon camogie once more.
Division Four isn’t the place for a county with such a proud camogie tradition but ahead of Saturday week’s league semi-final against Tyrone, the psychiatric nurse, who plies her trade with St. Dominic’s, is feeling good about her team’s prospects.
“The tables have turned, definitely. There has always been a core group there of 12 to 15 girls. But there was never the panel that we have now. The interest and hunger that we have, it’s great to be a part of it.
“Frank (Browne) has brought a lot of that. When he came on board, he pretty much rang anyone that had played for the county. He wanted everyone on board. He has brought an interest and a professionalism; he has brought schedules.
“You can see it in all of us, we all want to be there. We all want to represent our county. I’m not sure that was there before. We definitely haven’t felt as important as we do now,” she explained.
*Read Rachel Dolan’s full interview with Ian Cooney, only in Tuesday’s Roscommon Herald.