Photo: Ann Kearney collected the Division 1 Player of the League Award on behalf of Galway's Aoife Donohue, pictured with Kilkenny's Katie Power and Hilda Breslin of Ard Chomhairle.
Galway, Tipperary and Limerick players claim Camogie Association Player of the League Awards
Galway’s Aoife Donohue scooped the Camogie Association Division 1 Player of the League Award for the 2019 Littlewoods Ireland Camogie Leagues at the third annual awards on Friday, May 10th. This year's event took place in the Croke Park Hotel who sponsored this year's Awards.
Donohue’s consistently high performances and a Player of the Match performance in the Final caught the eye of her opposition managers to see her top the nominations list ahead of a strong field made up of her teammates, Galway duo Sarah Dervan and Carrie Dolan, 2018 winner Katie Power of Kilkenny and Limerick star Sarah Carey. The award capped a landmark campaign for Galway as they claimed a first league title since 2015 in Croke Park in March.
Niamh Treacy was selected as the Division 2 winner following Tipperary’s Division 2 triumph where they defetaed Kilkenny in the Final. Treacy was instrumental in leading her side in an impressive campaign and she was selected from a list of nominees that included Derry star Gráinne McNicholl, Galway's Molly Mannion, Kilkenny's Katie Nolan, Meath's Aoife Maguire and Niamh Treacy of Tipperary.
Finally, Limerick’s Rebecca Noonan was chosen as the winner for Division 3, capping a promising start to 2019 for her in which her side finished as runners-up in the Final last month after a narrow defeat to Kildare. She was selected for this award from a list of nominees that included Kildare’s Siobhán Hurley and Tyrone's Amy Barrett.
The awards, which were selected by opposition managers, highlighted the outstanding performances of all of the nominees throughout the 2019 Littlewoods Ireland Camogie Leagues.
Camogie Association Player of the League Award – Littlewoods Ireland Camogie Leagues Division 1
Aoife Donohue (Galway)
Camogie Association Player of the League Award – Littlewoods Ireland Camogie Leagues Division 2
Niamh Treacy (Tipperary)
Camogie Association Player of the League Award – Littlewoods Ireland Camogie Leagues Division 3
Rebecca Noonan (Limerick)