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Cork Dominate Camogie All-Stars Nominations
Gemma O’Connor in line for fifth consecutive award
Gala All-Ireland Camogie champions Cork dominate the nominations for this year’s Camogie All-Stars with nine players in contention for awards.  The awards will be presented at the Camogie All Stars banquet, in association with O’Neills, on Saturday, November 8th in CityWest Hotel. 
2007 Cork captain, Gemma O’Connor, is in the running for an unprecedented fifth consecutive All-Star. The St. Finbarr’s clubwoman won her previous four awards from midfield and following a positional switch to the half back line, she has again been instrumental in the county’s success.
Cork’s other nominations are goalkeeper, Aoife Murray, Captain Cathriona Foley and Mary O’Connor in the backs, midfield duo, Orla Cotter and Briege Corkery, while SÝle Burns and Rachel Moloney were named among the forwards.
The beaten All-Ireland and National League finalists, Galway, have been handed eight nominations for their efforts in 2008 including Captain SinÚad Cahalan and 2008 Championship top scorer Jessica Gill who was last year’s Connaught Young Player of the Year.     
2007 Gala All-Ireland Champions, Wexford, are next in line with six nominations. Tipperary who were beaten in the semi-final by the eventual All-Ireland Champions have three nominations including three time All-Star, Clare Grogan.  Although they failed to make the last four of this year’s Championship, National League Division One winners, Kilkenny, also have three players nominated.
Clare have been rewarded with four nominees following their Division Two League and Gala All-Ireland Junior Championship double. Captain Deirdre Murphy is joined by centre half back, Kate Lynch, goalkeeper Denise Lynch and young forward, Carina Rosengrave.
Offaly, who lost out to Clare in the Junior final, have their first ever nominations in Michaela Morkan and Tina Hannon while Dublin also have two players nominated. Rosommon, Laois, Limerick, Tyrone, Waterford, Antrim, Derry and Meath have a nomination each to complete the list for this year’s All-Stars. 
Liz Howard, President of the Camogie Association, congratulated this year’s nominees:  “”I am delighted that players from sixteen counties are nominated for All Star Awards. The emphasis is on acknowledging excellent performance at all levels in the Gala All Ireland Camogie Championships and national leagues.  Congratulations to all nominees.””
The Camogie All-Star Awards, in association with O’Neills, will take place on 8th November at the CityWest Hotel in Dublin where the winners will be announced. 
Camogie All-Stars 2008 in association with O’Neills
Nominations –
Susan Earner (Galway)
Aoife Murray (Cork)
Denise Lynch (Clare)
Catriona Foley (Cork)
Gemma O’Connor (Cork)
Mary O’Connor (Cork)
Joanne O’Callaghan (Cork)
Anne Marie Hayes (Galway)
SinÚad Cahalan (Galway)
Niamh Kilkenny (Galway)
Trish O’Halloran (Tipperary)
Paula Bulfin (Tipperary)
Michaela Morkan (Offaly)
Noeleen Lambert (Wexford)
Catherine O’Loughlin (Wexford)
Mary Leacy (Wexford)
Elaine Alyward (Kilkenny)
Andrea Fitzpatrick (Dublin)
Rachel Ruddy (Dublin)
Kate Lynch (Clare)
Julie Lagan (Tyrone)
Breige Corkery (Cork)
Orla Cotter (Cork)
-ine Hillary (Galway)
Michelle O’Leary (Wexford)
Grainne McGoldrick (Derry)
Deirdre Murphy (Clare)
Jessica Gill (Galway)
Therse Maher (Galway)
Veronica Curtin (Galway)
Rachel Moloney (Cork)
SÝle Burns (Cork)
Claire Grogan (Tipperary)
Aoife Neary (Kilkenny)
SinÚad Millea (Kilkenny)
Ursula Jacob (Wexford)
Kate Kelly (Wexford)
Eileen O’Brien (Limerick)
Jane Adams (Antrim)
Tine Hannon (Offaly)
Annette McGeeney (Roscommon)
Louise Mahony (Laois)
Carina Rosengrave (Clare)
-ine Lyng (Waterford)
Jane Dolan (Meath)


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