The shortlists for the second Camogie Association/WGPA Players’ Player of the Year Awards, sponsored by Liberty Insurance have been announced across the three award categories.
The Players’ Player of the Year Awards honour the outstanding achievement of an individual player in the Senior, Intermediate and Premier Junior Championships.
This year’s nominees are as follows:
Senior Player of the Year Shortlist:
Orla Cotter (Cork)
Denise Gaule (Kilkenny)
Kate Kelly (Wexford)
Intermediate Player of the Year Shortlist:
Linda Collins (Cork)
Jenny Clifford (Kilkenny)
Ciara Holden (Kilkenny)
Junior Player of the Year Shortlist:
Ciara Donnelly (Armagh)
Eleanor Treacy (Carlow)
Ciara Quirke (Carlow)
Players who are members of an intercounty panel, participating in this year’s Championship will now be invited to vote on their Player of the Year based on the final shortlists. Players are requested to submit their vote online or by e-mail to the WGPA before Monday October 24th at 5pm, with the overall recipients announced on the night of the Camogie All-Stars Awards on November 5th.
Speaking about the announcement Camogie Association President Catherine Neary said:
“The Players’ Player of the Year Awards recognise and acknowledge the achievements of a player across each of the adult grades and is a testament of the esteem these players are held in by their peers.
This award is a very prestigious award for a player and it is a huge honour to be chosen by their peers.
We are delighted to collaborate with both the WGPA and Liberty Insurance on this joint initiative which recognises on a national scale the immense contribution of our leading players.”
Speaking in advance of the awards Chairperson of the WGPA Aoife Lane said:
“We are delighted to be involved in this scheme that sources the opinion of those players who are so well placed to judge the outstanding performers of the 2016 Championship season.
Camogie is a team game but individuals consistently display excellence in their ability and attitude, which is recognised by the wider playing body through our membership.
This is also a wonderful opportunity to collaborate with the Camogie Association and Liberty Insurance to raise the profile of the leading performers in our game. We look forward to the All-Stars event and the announcement of the winners for 2016.”
Speaking in advance of the awards Deirdre Ashe, Director of Personal Lines, Liberty Insurance said:
“We are delighted to once again sponsor these awards which recognise and celebrate the achievements of this year’s outstanding Camogie players at all levels.
In addition to our support for the All-Stars Awards it is important to also recognise those outstanding individual performances in this year’s Championship as acknowledged by their peers, and we are looking forward to what is always an enjoyable and memorable evening on November 5th.”
The 13th annual Camogie All-Stars Awards sponsored by Liberty Insurance will take place at Citywest Hotel on Saturday November 5th.
If you wish to purchase tickets for the Awards, then please complete and return a Ticket Order Form to email@example.com or contact the Camogie Association on 01 8658651. Tickets are priced at €75 per person.