Five Tipperary players feature on the list of nominees for the 2018 Camogie All-Star awards - the award winners will be announced at the 15th annual Camogie All-Stars awards banquet, which is sponsored by Liberty Insurance, in Citywest Hotel, Dublin on Saturday, November 3rd.
Kilkenny earned fourteen nominations while Cork, who won a record 28th senior All-Ireland title this season, received twelve. Tipperary were rewarded for their charge to semi-finals with five nominations: Mary Ryan (Moneygall), Karen Kennedy (Thurles Sarsfields), Orla O’Dwyer (Cashel), Cáit Devane (Clonoulty-Rossmore) and Grace O’Brien (Nenagh Éire Óg).
President of the Camogie Association Kathleen Woods congratulated the nominees when stating: “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. 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. I wish to thank our sponsors Liberty Insurance for their continued sponsorship of the Camogie All-Stars Awards and I look forward to a wonderful night on November 3rd”.
Paudie Murray (Cork), Shane Plowman (Dublin) and Ann Downey (Kilkenny) are amongst the nominees for manager of the year award which will be announced on the night.
The nominees for the senior, intermediate and junior players' player of the year awards will be announced next week.
The full list of nominations reads as follows:-
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).
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