Finalists dominate Camogie nominees

Updated: Friday, 08 Oct 2010 09:08

Wexford captain Una Leacy
Wexford captain Una Leacy

The nominations for the 2010 Camogie All Stars have been announced with All Ireland champions Wexford and finalists Galway dominating the 45-strong shortlist.

Wexford, this year’s Gala All Ireland and National League champions, have received eleven nominations as have defeated All Ireland finalists Galway.

Cork, who were aiming for a ninth consecutive All Ireland final appearance, received nine nominations followed by National League finalists Kilkenny on eight. Tipperary received three; Munster neighbours Clare have two nominations, while Dublin have one.

The winners will be announced at a gala banquet in the Citywest Hotel on Saturday, 6 November.

Wexford Captain Una Leacy and sister Mary will be hoping to top off a remarkable sporting season having received All Star nominations at centre forward and centre back respectively.

Katrina Parrock, who received the Player of the Match award for her All Ireland final display, will be looking to secure her first All Star as will team mates Claire O’Connor, Karen Atkinson, Josie O’Dwyer, Noleen Lambert and joint championship top-scorer Ursula Jacob.

Galway have been rewarded for their consistent displays with captain Therese Maher, forwards Brenda Hanney, Veronica Curtin, Tara Rutledge and top scorer Aislinn Connolly all nominated.

Cork who were bidding for a record number of All Ireland final appearances have nine nominations in total with Gemma O’Connor in contention for a seventh consecutive All Star. Jennifer O’Leary, an All Star in 2007, receives a nomination following her return to championship action this season after a two-year break.

Tipperary, who captured this year’s Munster title, have ace attacker Claire Grogan, defender Mary Ryan and midfielder Jill Horan all in contention. Clare forwards Deirdre Murphy and Fiona Lafferty have been rewarded for their performances while Dublin’s sole nominee, Louise O’Hara, will hope to add to her 2006 All Star.

All counties competing in this year’s Gala Senior Camogie Championships have received nominations.

Commenting on today’s announcement Joan O’Flynn President of the Camogie Association said: ‘This year’s Gala All Ireland Camogie Championship has been of top quality with seven teams vying for the honour of senior All Ireland champions. A hugely exciting and competitive championship produced outstanding games of great skill, athleticism, passion and commitment with Wexford claiming the senior crown.

‘The All Stars acknowledge outstanding individual displays over the course of the year. All players were graded under specific criteria before a list of 45 of the country’s senior inter-county camogie players were decided upon. For those that received a nomination it is a testament to their tremendous sporting calibre.

‘I am delighted that this particular group of players from seven counties will be afforded national recognition for their excellent displays during the year. We look forward to the announcement of the 2010 All Star Team on 6 November.’

2010 Camogie All Star Nominations:

Mags D’Arcy (Wexford)
Susan Earner (Galway)
Aoife Murray (Cork)

Claire O’Connor (Wexford)
Karen Atkinson (Wexford)
Sandra Tannian (Galway)
Catherine O’Loughlin (Wexford)
Cathríona Foley (Cork)
Catherine Doherty (Kilkenny)
Niamh Kilkenny (Galway)
Jacqui Frisby (Kilkenny)
Rena Buckley (Cork)

Regina Glynn (Galway)
Noleen Lambert (Wexford)
Mary Ryan (Tipperary)
Mary Leacy (Wexford)
Ann Marie Hayes (Galway)
Mary O’Connor (Cork)
Anna Geary (Cork)
Elaine Alyward (Kilkenny)
Edwina Keane (Kilkenny)

Orla Cotter (Cork)
Jill Horan (Tipperary)
Josie O’Dwyer (Wexford)
Ann Dalton (Kilkenny)
Orla Kilkenny (Galway)
Louise O’Hara (Dublin)

Michelle Quilty (Kilkenny)
Kate Kelly (Wexford)
Katie Power (Kilkenny)
Una Leacy (Wexford)
Therese Maher (Galway)
Gemma O’Connor (Cork)
Brenda Hanney (Galway)
Jennifer O’Leary (Cork)
Deirdre Murphy (Clare)

Katrina Parrock (Wexford)
Sile Burns (Cork)
Tara Rutledge (Galway)
Ursula Jacob (Wexford)
Veronica Curtin (Galway)
Claire Grogan (Tipperary)
Aislinn Connolly (Galway)
Michelle Farrell (Kilkenny)
Fiona Lafferty (Clare)