Kilkenny may have lost the 2018 Senior Camogie Final but they have outscored their conquerors Cork by 14 nominations to 12 in the Liberty Insurance sponsored All Stars.
That is bound to smart and it makes for an intriguing night when the sport gathers to celebrate the year at the Citywest Hotel on Saturday, November 3rd.
Tipperary and Galway both received five nominations as a result of their run to the Semi-Finals.
Waterford have four players in line for an accolade, Dublin three and Offaly two.
Dublin’s success in the Junior Grade has won a nomination in the Manager of the Year category for Shane Plowman, alongside Paudie Murray of Cork and Ann Downey of Kilkenny.
“The Camogie All-Stars Awards celebrate the outstanding performances of our players all of whom have helped to light up not only the Camogie Championships but a fantastic summer of sport,” said Camogie Association President Kathleen Woods.
“To be nominated for All-Stars Award highlights the skill, commitment, athleticism and sportsmanship of our players and it is truly deserving for these tremendous role models to receive such recognition for their efforts.”
“Our heartfelt congratulations to all those who have been nominated for a prestigious Camogie All-Star Award,” added Deirdre Ashe of sponsors Liberty Insurance.
“The Camogie All-Stars Awards celebrate the outstanding performances of the players who have helped to light up this year’s Championship. To be nominated reflects the skill, commitment and athleticism of the players. Their nomination is deserved recognition for their performances throughout the season.”
“Our ‘Camogie Made Me Ready for the Real World’ campaign during the summer was designed to showcase how the skills gained on the Camogie pitch can be applied off the field in other aspects of players’ lives.”
The players that featured in the campaign, no less than the Camogie All-Star nominees today, are role models in their communities whose accomplishments inspire girls and young women to participate and stay involved in sport for years to come. We wish each of them the very best of luck on November 3rd.”
Nominees for the Camogie Association/WGPA Senior, Intermediate and Junior Players’ Player of the Year Awards sponsored by Liberty Insurance will be announced next week.
Camogie All-Stars Awards 2018 sponsored by Liberty Insurance, nominees list:
Goalkeepers: Emma Kavanagh (Kilkenny), Aoife Murray (Cork), Sarah Healy (Galway).
Full-Back Line: Mary Ryan (Tipperary), Laura Treacy (Cork), Grace Walsh (Kilkenny), Shauna Healy (Galway), Catherine Foley (Kilkenny), Edwina Keane (Kilkenny), Sarah Dervan (Galway), Pamela Mackey (Cork), Colette Dormer (Kilkenny).
Half-Back Line: Karen Kennedy (Tipperary), Hannah Looney (Cork), Hannah Hegarty (Dublin), Claire Phelan (Kilkenny), Róisín Egan (Offaly), Anne Dalton (Kilkenny), Davina Tobin (Kilkenny), Áine Lyng (Waterford), Chloe Sigerson (Cork).
Midfield: Niamh Kilkenny (Galway), Gemma O’ Connor (Cork), Lorraine Bray (Waterford), Meighan Farrell (Kilkenny), Julia White (Cork), Libby Coppinger (Cork).
Half-Forward Line: Orla Cotter (Cork), Orla O’ Dwyer (Tipperary), Siobhán Flannery (Offaly), Katie Power (Kilkenny), Orla Cronin (Cork), Denise Gaule (Kilkenny), Amy O’ Connor (Cork), Anna Farrell (Kilkenny), Niamh Rockett (Waterford).
Full-Forward Line: Orla Beagan (Dublin), Carrie Dolan (Galway), Cáit Devane (Tipperary), Shelly Farrell (Kilkenny), Katrina Mackey (Cork), Michelle Quilty (Kilkenny), Beth Carton (Waterford), Grace O’ Brien (Tipperary), Siobhán Kehoe (Dublin).
Manager of the Year 2018 sponsored by Liberty Insurance:
Paudie Murray (Cork), Shane Plowman (Dublin), Ann Downey (Kilkenny).