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Two Galway and one Cork nomination for Senior Camogie Player of the Year

Ann-Marie Donelan
Ann-Marie Donelan

06:45 27 Oct 2021


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The shortlist for the Camogie Association / GPA Player's Player of the Year awards has been announced with All-Ireland champions Galway dominating. 

Galway's Aoife Donohue and 2019 winner Niamh Kilkenny have both gotten the nod in the senior category, along with Hannah Looney of Cork.

Galway beat Cork by three points to claim the O'Duffy Cup for the second time in three years last month.

After Antrim beat Kilkenny to win the Intermediate All-Ireland Maeve Kelly and Roisin McCormick have gotten the nod in that category along with Sarah Crowley of the Cats.

The Premier Junior Players’ Player of the Year meanwhile will be either Aideen Brennan or Chloe Cashe from Wexford or  Armagh's Ciara Donnelly.

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.

The overall winners will be announced on the night of the Camogie All-Stars Awards on November 26th.

Speaking about the announcement, Camogie Association President Hilda Breslin said:

“Congratulations to the Players’ Player of the Year Nominees, it is a wonderful honour to be nominated and recognised by your peers for your outstanding contribution in 2021.

The Camogie Association are delighted to continue our collaboration with the GPA this year on these awards, and we look forward to celebrating all the players achievements."

While GPA CEO Tom Parsons said:

“The GPA are delighted to collaborate with the Camogie Association once again to acknowledge individual excellence from the 2021 Camogie Championship.GAA

“I want to salute the efforts of every one of the players nominated for an All-Star Award and thank them for their commitment and for the entertainment provided for us all.

"To be recognised for your individual performances within a team environment is undoubtedly an honour for all involved, so I want to extend my congratulations and best wishes to all of the Player of the Year nominees.


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