Wexford dominate camogie All-Stars nominations

Gala All-Ireland champions Wexford dominate the nominations for this year’s Energise Sport Camogie All-Stars with 11 in contention for awards.

Wexford secured their first All-Ireland title in 32 years in September and that success is reflected in this year’s nominations.

Wexford’s goalkeeper Mags Darcy is joined by backs Aine and Deirdre Codd, captain Mary Leacy and Catherine O’Loughlin on the list.

In the midfield, Wexford are represented by Caroline Murphy with Brona Furlong, Michelle Hearne, Ursula Jacob, Una Leacy and the Championship’s top scorer, Kate Kelly, were all named among the forwards.

Beaten All-Ireland finalists and last year’s champions Cork have eight nominations.

Their most notable nominees are midfielder Gemma O’Connor and forward Jennifer O’Leary who are both going for their fourth All-Star in a row.

Tipperary, who were beaten in the semi final by Cork this year, are next in line with five nominations, while Galway, who were beaten by eventual winners Wexford in the semi-final, have four players nominated for an All-Star.

Dublin, who returned to senior championship action this year have three nominations along with Senior B champions Limerick and Junior championship winners Derry.

Waterford have two players nominated along with Clare, who were defeated by Derry in the Junior final. There is a nomination each for Down, Laois, Kilkenny and Meath to complete the nominations for this year’s Energise Sport Camogie All-Stars.

Liz Howard, President of the Camogie Association, has hailed the quality of this year’s nominees.

“This has been a fantastic year for Camogie, both on and off the pitch,” she said.

“We had two of the best Gaelic Games finals this year with our senior and junior finals in Croke Park. The standard continues to improve and the game is developing rapidly across the country. Our All-Stars nominations are chosen from Senior A, Senior B and Junior which makes our awards more inclusive. It is important to honour all our top players in all counties.”

Energise Sport Camogie All-Stars 2007 Nominations:

Goalkeepers

Eimear Butler (Dublin)

Mags D’Arcy (Wexford)

Paula Ryan (Tipperary)

Backs

Eimear Brannigan (Dublin)

Rena Buckley (Cork)

Fionnuala Carr (Down)

Rose Collins (Limerick)

Aine Codd (Wexford)

Deirdre Codd (Wexford)

Claire Doherty (Derry)

Aileen Donnelly (Meath)

Caitriona Foley (Cork)

Anna Geary (Cork)

Suzanne Kelly (Tipperary)

Niamh Kilkenny Galway)

Mary Leacy (Wexford)

Deirdre Murphy (Clare)

Sally O’Grady (Waterford)

Catherine O’Loughlin (Wexford)

Amanda O’Regan (Cork)

Aoife Sheehan (Limerick)

Midfield

Philly Fogarty (Tipperary)

Ann- Marie Hayes (Galway)

Louise Mahony (Laois)

Caroline Murphy (Wexford)

Grainne McGoldrick (Derry)

Gemma O’Connor (Cork)

Forwards

Claire Commane (Clare)

Orla Cotter (Cork)

Briege Corkery (Cork)

Veronica Curtin (Galway)

Marie Dargan (Kilkenny)

Aisling Diamond (Derry)

Brona Furlong (Wexford)

Claire Grogan (Tipperary)

Brenda Hanney (Galway)

Michelle Hearne (Wexford)

Ursula Jacob (Wexford)

Aisling Jordan (Dublin)

Kate Kelly (Wexford)

Una Leacy (Wexford)

Aine Lyng (Waterford

Eileen O’Brien (Limerick)

Jennifer O’Leary (Cork)

Joanne Ryan (Tipperary).

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