Congratulations to Kate & Katriona

Congratulations to both Kate and Katriona on receiving Camogie All-Star nominations, the girls were joined by nine of their county team mates to make up the 11 nominations received by Wexford. 

The Wexford Nominations included: Mags D’arcy, Claire O’Connor, Catherine O’Loughlin, Karen Atkinson, Noleen Lambert, Mary Leacy, Josie Dwyer, Kate Kelly, Una Leacy, Katriona Parrock and Ursula Jacob.

The nominations for the 2010 Camogie All Stars in association with O’Neills were announced today with All Ireland Champions Wexford and finalists Galway dominating the shortlist of 45 nominees.  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 this season received 9 nominations followed by National League finalists Kilkenny on 8. Tipperary received 3; Munster neighbours Clare have 2 nominations while Dublin have one.

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

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

Commenting on the announcement Joan O’Flynn President of the Camogie Association:

“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 November 6th.”

Camogie 2010 All Star Nominations:

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

Full- Backs
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)

Half- Backs
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)

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

Half-forwards
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)

Full-forwards
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)

Notes:
• This is the seventh year of the Camogie All Stars in association with O’Neills. 2004 (the Centenary Year of the Camogie Association) marked the first year of the event.
• Gemma O’Connor (Cork) is the recipient of six All Star awards
• Cathriona Foley, Aoife Murray, (Cork), Therese Maher (Galway) are all in contention for three consecutive All Star awards.
• Tickets are available to purchase for the event.  See www.camogie.ie