The two teams of 12 players a side and three substitutes began their attempt at 10:00am on Saturday morning at the Emerald GAA Club in Ruislip in London. They finished just after 10:00am on Sunday morning after playing non stop through the night.
The club, who celebrated their 22nd birthday this year, came up with the idea as a fundraiser and to help create awareness of Camogie overseas. They will be making a donation to the Marie Keating Foundation and Cancer Awareness UK from the money raised during the attempt.
Eimear Hoare, Croydon Club Secretary, is delighted that they achieved the record. “”It was a fantastic achievement by the girls and we’re over the moon that we have set the first ever Gaelic Games Guinness World record, the girls deserved it.””
“”They will be in pieces for weeks after that. It was all going well until the rain started at 4:30 on Sunday morning and that ruined the conditions and started to affect everyone. Now that we have done this we will have to come up with something even bigger and better for next year!”” Hoare added.