Ahead of the 2020 McHue & Porter University Tournament, we had a chat with RGU Captain Mairi Stewart.
How confident are you ahead of the tournament?
Having been struggling for players this year, we are relying on a few Irish camogie players being able to play in this years tournament. I am confident the girls will all give it their all, and hopefully we will come away with a good result again this year.
Who do you think will be RGU’s major challengers?
Strathclyde Uni have been strong over the last few years and have a couple of league players. They are always tough competition and I don’t doubt they will challenge us on the day.
How determined are RGU to retain the trophy after such a successful tournament last year?
We are very determined to retain the trophy for the 4th year in a row!
What are RGU’s biggest strengths?
I would say our secret weapon is Amy Cans, and the luck of the Irish. We have a couple of more experienced players, and good pace within the team.
RGU dominated the tournament last year, not losing a single game– do you feel extra pressure this year, entering the match as favourites?
We would like to carry on this winning streak but we have to be realistic as the team changes every year with older players leaving and new players coming in. I have confidence that our team will perform on the day!