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The history of Camogie in the Courcey Parish started in 1954 when a group of girls from the parish got together and started a team called the Courcey Maids, their colours were blue and white with a red and white Courcey crest. They had to travel to Churchfield in Cork to play all their matches as it was mostly city teams they played. The highlight for the Courcey Maids teams was to be asked by the county board to invite a team from Armagh. The match was played in Kilmacsimon and two Courcey Maids played for Cork that day, Nellie O'Sullivan ("The Nellie Bus") and Kitty Crowley (RIP) (Kittys Bar Bandon). A young curate named O'Fiach accompanied the Armagh girls that day who was later to become Primate of All Ireland, Cardinal O'Fiach.

After a lapse of a few years , Camogie was again revived in the Parish in 1982. The team then being known as Courcey Rovers and reverting to the club colours of Red and White hoops. In 1982 when the Camogie club was reformed they were the only team in West Cork but now are joined by almost a team from every Hurling Club in West Cork and South East Cork.

Courceys in their first year went to the County semi-final and were beaten by a more experienced Glen Rovers side who went on to win the County. Two years later in 1984 they again reached the County Semi-Final to be narrowly beaten by St. Fanahans, Mitchelstown. One year later in 1985 was to be Courcey Rovers greatest year before the 1990's  when they reached the County Final against Castlemagner but at the end the scoreline was Castlemagner 2:4, Courcey Rovers 1:2.

The then Chairperson of the Camogie Club, Hilarily Calvert wrote in 1988 in the book to commemorate the official opening of the Jim O'Regan Memorial Park that:: " Over the past two years Courceys have been very busy organizing under-age Camogie, as this seems to be the key on building up a good junior team who hopefully, will move on up to Intermediate one day. At present we have affiliated to the County Board an Under 14, 16 and one Junior team and not forgetting our under 12's. The future for Camogie in the Courceys parish looks very bright and promising"

Little did Hillary know that we would  now be a Senior A club and one of the foremost Camogie Clubs in Cork County. 

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