Camogie Association All Star nominees announced
The shortlist for the 2011 Camogie All Stars in association with O’Neills has been announced with All Ireland winning champions Wexford and finalists Galway dominating.
Wexford and Galway have received 13 nominations each followed by Kilkenny and Cork with seven and six respectively. Clare (3), Offaly (2) and Tipperary (1) complete the 45 nominees.
The winners will be announced at a gala banquet on Saturday, November 5th in Citywest, Dublin.
Wexford Captain Ursula Jacob will be hoping to crown a remarkable year, having led her county to back-to-back Championship and League titles, while Una and Mary Leacy, will be keen to top off their respective seasons by claiming consecutive All Star awards.
Galway will hope to see their efforts rewarded with Captain Brenda Hanney, nominated in this year’s forward line with Therese Maher vying for the centre back berth. Galway attackers Aislinn Connolly, Veronica Curtin and Tara Rutledge are also in contention for awards. Elaine Dermody and Michaela Morkan represent senior championship debutantes, Offaly with Jill Horan receiving a nomination on behalf of Tippearary for her displays throughout the year. All Ireland semi-finalists Kilkenny, led by Ann Dalton have seven nominees while Cork have six, including 2010 All Star wing-back Anna Geary. Munster rivals Clare have received three, with sharpshooter Claire McMahon, among the line-up.
Speaking about today’s announcement Camogie President Joan O’Flynn:
“”This year’s All Ireland Camogie championship in association with RT+ Sport has been of top quality with eight teams vying for the honour of champions. It has been a season, which will live long in the memory, marked by remarkable collective and individual displays on the field of play.
The All Star awards recognise the magnificent contribution of players during the course of the season, from the closing stages of the league right through to the All Ireland final. The awards reward players for their outstanding displays of skill, athleticism and fair play during a highly competitive and demanding inter-county season. I am delighted this particular group of players will be afforded national recognition for their sporting achievements and I look forward to the announcement of the 2011 All Star team on Saturday, November 5th.””
Camogie 2011 All Star Nominations:
Mags D’Arcy (Wexford)
Susan Earner (Galway)
Aoife Murray (Cork)
Therese Manton (Galway), Claire O’Connor (Wexford), Collette Dormer (Kilkenny)
Catherine O’Loughlin (Wexford), SinÚad Cahalan (Galway), Siobhßn Lafferty (Clare)
Lorraine Ryan (Galway), Jacqui Frisby (Kilkenny), Pamela Mackey (Cork)
Elaine Aylward (Kilkenny), Noeleen Lambert (Wexford), Ann Marie Hayes (Galway)
Therese Maher (Galway), Mary Leacy (Wexford), Michaela Morkan (Offaly)
Anna Geary (Cork), Aisling Dunphy (Kilkenny), Aoife O’Connor (Wexford)
Niamh Kilkenny (Galway), Jill Horan (Tipperary), Fiona Lafferty (Clare)
Ann Dalton (Kilkenny), Josie Dwyer (Wexford), Ann Marie Starr (Galway)
Kate Kelly (Wexford), Aoife Neary (Kilkenny), Lenny Holohan (Wexford)
Una Leacy (Wexford), Martina Conroy (Galway), Elaine Dermody (Offaly)
Michelle O’Leary (Wexford), Jennifer O’Leary (Cork), Aislinn Connolly (Galway)
Michelle Quilty (Kilkenny), Claire McMahon (Clare), Tara Ruttledge (Galway)
Ursula Jacob (Wexford), Brenda Hanney (Galway), SÝle Burns (Cork)
Katrina Parrock (Wexford), Katriona Mackey (Cork), Veronica Curtin (Galway)
o Wexford are the 2011 All Ireland champions in association with RT+ Sport and the 2011 Irish Daily Star League Champions.
o Galway reached this year’s All Ireland and League final.
o Cork and Kilkenny reached this year’s All Ireland semi-finals losing to Wexford and Galway respectively.
o This is the 8th year of the Camogie Association All Stars in association with O’Neills.
o Offaly competed in this year’s senior championship after winning the All Ireland Intermediate Crown in 2010.
o For event and booking information contact the Camogie Office on 01 865 8651 and email firstname.lastname@example.org