Nominees for Manager of the Year announced
Nominees for Manger of the Year have been announced with Wexford manager JJ Doyle among the contenders.
Doyle guided Wexford to All Ireland Senior Championship and National League titles in his first season. The Leinster side, who last won the All Ireland in 2007, after a 32 year gap, defeated Galway in this year’s decider while they also collected Division One league honours earlier in the season, at the expense of Kilkenny.
Galway manager Noel Finn and Offaly supremo Joachim Kelly, who managed the county to their second All Ireland title in three years, securing the Gala Intermediate championship crown, complete the shortlist.
The winners will be announced at this year’s All Stars banquet which takes place at City West on November 6th.
The Inaugural Intermediate Soaring Stars will also be presented on the night. Offaly’s captain Michaela Morkan, team mate Elaine Dermody and Wexford captain Ciara O’Connor will be rewarded for their outstanding displays throughout the season.
Speaking about today’s announcements President of the Camogie Association Joan O’Flynn:
“”I would like to congratulate each of the nominees for this year’s Camogie Manager of the Year Award. All three deserve tremendous credit for the effort, dedication and time they have given to their counties in the pursuit of All Ireland glory.
We are also delighted to add the Inaugural Intermediate Soaring Stars to this year’s event and to acknowledge the excellent displays from players in this grade. It is only fitting that they receive national recognition for performances throughout the year which were full of skill, commitment, determination and excellent sporting conduct.””
ò Tickets for this year’s All Stars banquet are available and can be purchased on www.camogie.ie
ò Wexford won this year’s Gala All Ireland Senior Championship and Division One National League Title. Wexford Intermediate Team won this year’s Division Two National League title and played in the Gala Intermediate All Ireland Final. They were beaten by Offaly.
ò Noel Finn managed Galway Intermediates to All Ireland glory in 2009 and took over as Galway Senior Camogie manager later that year.
ò Offaly won this year’s Gala All Ireland Intermediate title and will play in the Gala Senior Championship in 2011. They won the Gala Premier Junior crown in 2009 and were defeated in the ’08 final by Clare.
ò Joachim Kelly is a former Offaly hurler and has managed Offaly Camogie team since November 2007.