Nominees for 2020 Camogie play...


Nominees for 2020 Camogie player of the year revealed

Phil Egan
Phil Egan

11:23 15 Feb 2021

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Kilkenny's Denise Gaule and Grace Walsh have been nominated for the Camogie Senior Player of the Year award along with Galway's Shauna Healy.

Kilkenny were crowned All Ireland champions in December with a three-point win over Galway in the final.

The Intermediate Player of the Year shortlist is made up of Antrim's Maeve Kelly and Down pair Niamh Mallon and Sara-Louise Graffin.

Armagh's Ciara Donnelly and Leanne Donnelly are in the running for the Junior Player of the Year with Cavan's Róisín O’Keeffe.

The 2020 Camogie All-Stars teams will be announced at the 17th annual Camogie All-Stars Awards sponsored by Liberty Insurance, which will be held as a virtual event on Saturday, March 6th.

The Senior All-Stars team will be selected from the top performers in the 2020 Liberty Insurance All-Ireland Senior Championships, and the Soaring Stars team will be chosen from the 2020 Liberty Insurance All-Ireland Intermediate and Premier Junior Championships.

Camogie Association President Kathleen Woods said: "I am delighted that we will once more recognise some of the best performers in the 2020 Liberty Insurance All-Ireland Championships at this year’s All-Stars Awards.

"Although we cannot gather in person this year it will still be a great occasion to honour the winning players and mark another fantastic year of intercounty Camogie action.

"In particular, the Players’ Player of the Year Awards are unique and prestigious honours for any player as they recognise the esteem in which players are held amongst their peers.

"This is the sixth year of these awards and the Camogie Association are delighted once again, in collaboration with both the WGPA and Liberty Insurance, to recognise at a national level, the immense contribution of our leading players."

WGPA’s Maria Kinsella added: "The 2020 season will always be remembered. Summer Championship days were swapped for winter battles as families, friends, clubs, communities and supporters watched from home.

"But what didn’t change was the players’ ability to enthral and excite. Congratulations to the nominations for the Players’ Player of the Year Awards. Unfortunately we cannot be with you to celebrate this year, but we are delighted to partner with the Camogie Association and Liberty Insurance to pay tribute to your outstanding individual performances."

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