Camogie All Stars Awards

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The Camogie All Star Awards are awarded each November to 15 players who have made outstanding contributions to the Irish stick and ball team sport of camogie in the 15 traditional positions on the field: goalkeeper, three full backs, three half-backs, two midfields, three half-forwards and three full-forwards. [1] They were awarded for the first time in 2003 as an independent initiative sponsored by a hotel group [2] and accorded official status by the Camogie Association in 2004. [3]


In 2004 a team of the century was also chosen to commemorate the centenary of the sport. O'Neill's are the present title sponsors of the awards. The leading awards winner is Gemma O'Connor of Cork with eleven awards.

Past winners

2003 (unofficial)

Jovita Delaney (Tipperary), Rose Collins (Limerick), Una O'Dwyer (Tipperary), Stephanie Dunlea (Cork), Mary O'Connor (Cork), Ciara Gaynor (Tipperary), Therese Brophy (Tipperary), Vera Sheehan (Limerick), Jane Adams (Antrim), Emer Dillon (Cork), Clare Grogan (Tipperary), Eileen O'Brien (Limerick), Eimear McDonnell (Tipperary), Deirdre Hughes (Tipperary), Fiona O'Driscoll (Cork) [4]


Aoife Murray (Cork), Suzanne Kelly (Tipperary), Una O'Dwyer (Tipperary), Áine Codd (Wexford), Mary Leacy (Wexford), Ciara Gaynor (Tipperary), Therese Brophy (Tipperary), Kate Kelly (Wexford), Gemma O'Connor (Cork), Jennifer O'Leary (Cork), Máirín McAleenan (Down), Claire Grogan (Tipperary), Ann Marie Hayes (Galway), Deirdre Hughes (Tipperary), Sinéad Millea (Kilkenny). [5]


Jovita Delaney (Tipperary), Sinéad Cahalan (Galway), Catherine O'Loughlin (Wexford), Julie Kirwan (Tipperary), Anna Geary (Cork), Mary O'Connor (Cork), Therese Maher (Galway), Gemma O'Connor (Cork), Ciara Lucey (Dublin), Jennifer O'Leary (Cork), Rachel Moloney (Cork), Clare Grogan (Tipperary), Eimear McDonnell (Tipperary), Catherine O'Loughlin (Clare), Emer Dillon (Cork). [6]


Jovita Delaney (Tipperary), Regina Glynn (Galway), Suzanne Kelly (Tipperary), Rena Buckley (Cork), Philly Fogarty (Tipperary), Mary O'Connor (Cork), Anna Geary (Cork), Gemma O'Connor (Cork), Kate Kelly (Wexford), Joanne Ryan (Tipperary), Briege Corkery (Cork), Jennifer O'Leary (Cork), Imelda Kennedy (Kilkenny), Louise O'Hara (Dublin), Veronica Curtin (Galway) [7]


Mags Darcy (Wexford); Eimear Brannigan (Dublin), Catherine O'Loughlin (Wexford), Rose Collins (Limerick); Rena Buckley (Cork), Mary Leacy (Wexford) Cathriona Foley (Cork); Gemma O'Connor (Cork), Philly Fogarty (Tipperary); Veronica Curtin (Galway), Aisling Diamond (Derry), Jennifer O'Leary (Cork); Kate Kelly (Wexford), Clare Grogan (Tipperary), Una Leacy (Wexford) [8]


Aoife Murray (Cork), Cathriona Foley (Cork), Catherine O'Loughlin (Wexford), Trish O'Halloran (Tipperary), Michaela Morkan (Offaly), Sinéad Cahalan (Galway), Gemma O'Connor (Cork), Briege Corkery (Cork), Orla Cotter (Cork), Jessica Gill (Galway), Therese Maher (Galway), Aoife Neary (Kilkenny), Síle Burns (Cork), Rachel Moloney (Cork), Jane Adams (Antrim) [9]


Aoife Murray (Cork), Regina Glynn (Galway), Cathriona Foley (Cork), Jacqui Frisby (Kilkenny), Ann Marie Hayes (Galway), Mary O'Connor (Cork), Elaine Aylward (Kilkenny), Briege Corkery (Cork), Ann Dalton (Kilkenny), Katie Power (Kilkenny), Gemma O'Connor (Cork), Therese Maher (Galway), Aoife Neary (Kilkenny), Grainne McGoldrick (Derry), Rachel Moloney (Cork), [10]


Mags D'Arcy (Wexford), Claire O'Connor (Wexford), Catherine O'Loughlin (Wexford), Niamh Kilkenny (Galway), Regina Glynn (Galway), Mary Leacy (Wexford), Anna Geary (Cork), Orla Kilkenny (Galway), Ann Dalton (Kilkenny), Kate Kelly (Wexford), Una Leacy (Wexford), Brenda Hanney (Galway), Katrina Parrock (Wexford), Ursula Jacob (Wexford), Aislinn Connolly (Galway). [11]


Susan Earner (Galway); Claire O'Connor (Wexford), Catherine O'Loughlin (Wexford); Lorraine Ryan (Galway), Ann Marie Hayes, (Galway), Therese Maher (Galway); Anna Geary (Cork), Niamh Kilkenny (Galway), Jill Horan (Tipperary), Kate Kelly (Wexford), Una Leacy (Wexford), Jennifer O'Leary (Cork), Katrina Parrock (Wexford), Ursula Jacob (Wexford), Brenda Hanney (Galway). [12]


Aoife Murray (Cork), Claire O'Connor (Wexford), Catherine O'Loughlin (Wexford), Sheila O'Sullivan (Offaly), Pamela Mackey (Cork), Gemma O'Connor (Cork), Deirdre Codd (Wexford), Niamh Kilkenny (Galway), Jennifer O'Leary (Cork), Kate Kelly (Wexford), Niamh McGrath (Galway), Briege Corkery (Cork), Katriona Mackey (Cork), Ursula Jacob (Wexford), Katrina Parrock (Wexford).


Susan Earner (Galway), Mairead Power (Kilkenny), Sarah Dervan (Galway), Lorraine Ryan (Galway), Edwina Keane (Kilkenny), Therese Maher (Galway), Chloe Morey (Clare), Niamh Kilkenny (Galway), Jennifer O'Leary (Cork), Katie Power (Kilkenny), Niamh McGrath (Galway), Kate Kelly (Wexford), Shelly Farrell (Kilkenny), Elaine Dermody (Offaly), Ailish O'Reilly (Galway). [13]


Aoife Murray (Cork), Joanne O'Callaghan (Cork), Máire McGrath (Clare), Sarah Dervan, (Galway), Eimear O’Sullivan (Cork), Gemma O'Connor (Cork), Collette Dormer (Kilkenny), Rena Buckley (Cork), Ann Dalton (Kilkenny), Jennifer O'Leary (Cork), Orla Cotter (Cork), Briege Corkery (Cork), Michelle Quilty (Kilkenny), Ursula Jacob (Wexford), Katriona Mackey (Cork).

List of nominees


Aoife Murray (Cork), Pamela Mackey (Cork), Sarah Dervan (Galway), Heather Cooney (Galway), Rena Buckley (Cork), Gemma O'Connor (Cork), Lorraine Ryan (Galway), Niamh Kilkenny (Galway), Ashling Thompson (Cork), Orla Cotter (Cork), Niamh McGrath (Galway), Kate Kelly (Wexford), Briege Corkery (Cork), Molly Dunne (Galway), Ailish O'Reilly (Galway).

List of nominees


Emma Kavanagh (Kilkenny), Pamela Mackey (Cork), Sarah Dervan (Galway), Collette Dormer (Kilkenny), Rebecca Hennelly (Galway), Ann Dalton (Kilkenny), Meighan Farrell (Kilkenny), Orla Cotter (Cork), Miriam Walsh (Kilkenny), Denise Gaule (Kilkenny), Julieanne Malone (Kilkenny), Aoife Donohue (Galway), Michelle Quilty (Kilkenny), Kate Kelly (Wexford), Katriona Mackey (Cork)

List of nominees


Aoife Murray (Cork), Rena Buckley (Cork), Catherine Foley (Kilkenny), Laura Treacy (Cork), Gemma O'Connor (Cork), Ann Dalton (Kilkenny), Eimear O'Sullivan (Cork), Meighan Farrell (Kilkenny), Ashling Thompson (Cork), Katriona Mackey (Cork), Katie Power (Kilkenny), Orla Cotter (Cork), Ailish O'Reilly (Galway), Aisling Maher (Dublin), Aoife Donohue (Galway)

List of nominees


GK Colours of Cork.svg Aoife Murray Cork 8
RCB Colours of Kilkenny.svg Grace Walsh Kilkenny 1
FB Colours of Galway.svg Sarah Dervan Galway 5
LCB Colours of Cork.svg Pamela Mackey Cork 4
RWB Colours of Cork.svg Hannah Looney Cork 1
CB Colours of Kilkenny.svg Ann Dalton Kilkenny 6
LWB Colours of Cork.svg Chloe Sigerson Cork 1
MD Colours of Cork.svg Gemma O'Connor Cork 11
MD Colours of Kilkenny.svg Meighan Farrell Kilkenny 3
RWF Colours of Cork.svg Orla Cotter Cork 6
CF Colours of Kilkenny.svg Katie Power Kilkenny 4
LWF Colours of Kilkenny.svg Denise Gaule Kilkenny 2
RCF Colours of Cork.svg Katriona Mackey Cork 5
FF Colours of Tipperary.svg Cáit Devane Tipperary 1
LCF Colours of Waterford.svg Beth Carton Waterford 1

List of nominees

Soaring Stars

Soaring Star Camogie Awards introduced in 2009 recognises outstanding players from the Junior camogie championship grades.


Audrey Kennedy (Offaly), Fiona Stephens (Offaly), Eimear Moynan (Laois), Karen Brady (Offaly), Karen Tinelly (Down), Michaela Morkan (Offaly), Louise Donoghue (Meath), Louise Mahony (Laois), Niamh Coyle (Roscommon), Arlene Watkins (Offaly), Catherine McGourty (Down), Áine Lyng (Waterford), Susie O'Carroll (Kildare), Karen Kelly (Waterford), Elaine Dermody (Offaly). [14]


Caroline Connaughton (Roscommon), Rhona Torney (Antrim), Shona Curran (Waterford), Regina Gorman (Kildare), Fionnuala Carr (Down), Jennie Simpson (Waterford), Bernie Murray (Armagh), Kerrie O'Neill (Antrim), Michaela Convery (Antrim), Áine Lyng (Waterford), Shannon Graham (Antrim), Sarah Anne Fitzgerald (Laois), Jane Adams (Antrim), Jane Dolan (Meath). [15]


Aisling O'Brien (Waterford), Emma Hannon (Waterford), Jennie Simpson (Waterford), Orla Maginn (Down), Áine Keogh (Meath), Fionnuala Carr (Down), Gráinne Kenneally (Waterford), Patricia Jackman (Waterford), Pamela Greville (Westmeath), Catherine McGourty (Down), Nicola Morrissey (Waterford), Jane Dolan (Meath), Colette McSorley (Armagh), Karen Kelly (Waterford), Niamh Mallon (Down), [16]


Emily Mangan (Meath), Karen Tinnelly (Down), Claire Coffey (Meath), Fiona O'Neill (Meath), Lisa McCrickard (Down), Sarah Ann Fitzgerald (Laois), Aoife Thompson (Meath), Catherine McGourty (Down), Kristina Troy (Meath), Susie O'Carroll (Kildare), Jane Dolan (Meath), Aileen Donnelly (Meath), Niamh Mallon (Down), Sinead Hackett (Meath), Sarah Louise Carr (Down)


Laura Dunne (Laois), Karen Tinnelly (Down), Aoife Trant (Kildare), Kate Aherne (Offaly), Aishling Dunphy (Laois), Sarah Ann Fitzgerald (Laois), Angela Lyons (Kildare), Carol Ann Canning (Dublin, Orla Bambury (Kildare), Clodagh Flanagan (Kildare), Siobhan Hurley (Kildare), Louise Mahony (Laois), Denise McGrath (Westmeath), Susie O'Carroll (Kildare), Niamh Dollard (Laois).


Laura Dunne (Laois), Karen Tinnelly (Down), Ciara McGovern (Down), Deirdre Johnstone (Dublin) Eimear Delaney (Laois), Lisa McAliskey (Down), Fionnuala Carr (Down), Dinah Loughlin (Westmeath), Karen McMullan, (Down), Annette McGeeney (Roscommon), Sarah-Anne Fitzgerald (Laois), Catherine McGourty (Down), Niamh Mallon (Down), Niamh Dollard (Laois), Kelley Hopkins (Roscommon)


Susan Spillane (Roscommon), Rachel Fitzmaurice (Roscommon), Laura-Marie Maher (Laois), Louise Mahony (Laois), Sarah-Anne Fitzgerald (Laois), Pamela Greville (Westmeath)


Ciara Donnelly (Armagh), Bernie Murray (Armagh), Eleanor Tracey (Carlow), Ciara Quirke (Carlow), Kelley Hopkins (Roscommon), Dinah Loughlin (Westmeath)


Laura Doherty (Westmeath), Caoimhe McCrossan (Westmeath), Aoife Bugler (Dublin)


Deirdre Johnstone (Dublin), Caragh Dawson (Dublin)

Intermediate Soaring Stars


Elaine Dermody (Offaly), Michaela Morkan (Offaly), Ciara O'Connor (Wexford).


Ciara O'Connor (Wexford), Frances Doran (Wexford), Jane Adams (Antrim). [17]


Sinead Cassidy (Derry), Katie McAnenly (Derry), Sarah Noone (Galway)


Rebecca Hennelly (Galway), Niamh Mulcahy (Limerick), Paula Kenny (Galway)


Niamh Mulcahy, (Limerick), Caoimhe Costelloe, (Limerick), Catherine Foley (Kilkenny)


Susie O'Carroll (Kildare), Melissa Lyons (Kildare), Lorraine Bray (Waterford), Beth Carton (Waterford), Patricia Jackman (Waterford), Jane Dolan (Meath)


Jenny Clifford (Kilkenny), Ciara Holden (Kilkenny), Linda Collins (Cork), Chloe Sigerson (Cork), Aisling Burke (Laois), Jane Dolan (Meath)


Emily Mangan (Meath), Sarah Harrington (Cork), Claire Coffey (Meath), Niamh Ní Chaoimh (Cork), Emma Brennan (Carlow), Sarah Buckley (Cork), Emer Reilly (Kildare), Megan Thynne (Meath), Keeva McCarthy (Cork), Amy Gaffney (Meath), Aoife Minogue (Meath), Jane Dolan (Meath)


Amy Lee (Cork), Leah Weste (Cork), Sarah Harrington (Cork), Alannah Savage (Down), Fionnuala Carr (Down), Jennifer Barry (Cork), Katelyn Hickey (Cork), Paula Gribben (Down), Jenny Grace (Tipperary), Saoirse McCarthy (Cork), Niamh Mallon (Down), Sara-Louise Carr (Down), Caitríona Collins (Cork)

Team of the Century

Eileen Duffy-O'Mahony (Dublin), Liz Neary (Kilkenny), Marie Costine-O'Donovan (Cork), Mary Sinnott-Dinan (Wexford), Bridie Martin-McGarry (Kilkenny), Sandie Fitzgibbon (Cork), Margaret O'Leary-Leacy (Wexford), Mairéad McAtamney-Magill (Antrim), Linda Mellerick (Cork), Sophie Brack (Dublin), Kathleen Mills-Hill (Dublin), Una O'Connor (Dublin), Pat Moloney-Lenihan (Cork), Deirdre Hughes (Tipperary), Angela Downey-Browne (Kilkenny)

Other awards

Player of the Year (Various Sponsors)

The Irish Independent sports star of the week, selected by newspaper sports staff, was traditionally accorded to a camogie player once each year on the week of the All Ireland final. Annual Cúchulainn All Star awards were introduced as part of the first Gaelic Weekly All-star awards scheme, initiated by a group of sportswriters led by Mick Dunne and awarded on the same selectorial basis as the Gaelic football and hurling all stars are today, though without a major sponsor. They were awarded to two camogie players in 1964–7, reduced to one in 1968–9. The camogie selectors for 1964 were Maeve Gilroy, Kathleen Mills and Lil O'Grady and those of 1965 were Kathleen O'Duffy, Síghle Nic an Ultaigh and Eithne Neville. In the 1970s the GAA Player of the month scheme, awarded one of its monthly awards, usually in November, to a camogie player. The scheme, initiated by sports journalist and historian David Guiney and also selected by sportswriters, became an effective player of the year award under three successive sponsors, B+I Line, Irish Nationwide and Eircell. The camogie player of the year was revived as part of the Powerscreen all star award scheme in and an official player of the year award was introduced in 2005.

Young Player of the Year

The first attempt at a young player of the year award was the Elvery's Cup for “Miss Camogie”, as much in the tradition of pageants as sports star awards, awarded to UCD Ashbourne Cup winning captain Patricia Morrissey in 1971. Another short-lived young player of the year award, sponsored by Levi's was awarded to Cork player Claire Cronin in 1976. It was established on an official basis in 2004.

Intermediate player of the year

Junior player of the year

Sponsored by AIB for the best player in the junior grade.

Manager of the Year

Gradam Tailte

A skills competition in which players competed in a variety of skills. The Poc Fada competition, winners listed elsewhere, also has a camogie section.

Texaco Award for Camogie

Selected by the sports editors of national newspapers in 10 nominated sports each year.

International player of the year

(Awarded in 2004, discontinued). 2004 Annette McGeeney from Roscommon and Sligo IT. The other nominees were Róisin O'Neill (Britain) and Rosie O'Reilly (USA).

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