The All-Star midfielder received her award at a ceremony which also included the Vodafone Ladies Footballer of the Year, Cork’s Angela Walsh and the 2010 Vodafone Players of the month, Dublin footballer Eamonn Fennell and Galway hurler Iarla Tannain
Congratulating Anne on her award Uachtarßn Cumann Cam¾gaÝochta na nGael Joan O’Flynn predicted a long and successful career for the current Kilkenny captain. “”While Anne may have been disappointed on her biggest day last year by not wining the All-Ireland title, her performances throughout the year really stood out, making her a deserving winner of the Vodafone Player of the Year Award. To think that at 21 years-old she has already achieved so much suggests that there are many great days ahead for Anne and Kilkenny camogie,”” she said.
Despite last year’s All-Ireland defeat to old rivals Cork it was a memorable year for Dalton, having earlier captained Waterford IT to Ashbourne glory. A holder of three All-Ireland club titles with Freshford St Lachtain’s, Anne played a key role as WIT retained their university title in a memorable final this February defeating UCC. The legal studies student will now have her attentions focussed on Kilkenny’s upcoming league semi-final fixture against old rivals Galway.
This is the 14th year of the Vodafone Player of the Year Awards which honours top performers in GAA, Camogie and Ladies Football.