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Cork's dual All-Ireland winners nominated for Players' player of the year award

Briege Corkery and Rena Buckley are nominated for the prestigious individual honour.

Briege Corkery and Rena Buckley have been nominated for the LGFA Players' player of the year award.
Briege Corkery and Rena Buckley have been nominated for the LGFA Players' player of the year award.
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THE NOMINEES FOR the LGFA TG4 Player’s Player of the Year Awards have been announced.

There are three categories – Junior, Intermediate and Senior – with three players nominated in each.

The nominees were voted for by fellow players, who could not vote for anyone on their own team.

Cork dual stars Briege Corkery and Rena Buckley have been shortlisted for the senior award after another stellar season.

The pair teamed up at midfield as Cork collected a tenth TG4 All-Ireland senior crown in eleven seasons.

Both players also featured on the Cork team that won the Liberty Insurance All-Ireland senior camogie championship, ensuring a second successive ‘double-double’ for the Leesiders.

In addition, Corkery and Buckley also won Tesco Ladies National Football League Division 1 honours earlier in the year.

Dublin’s captain and star forward, Lyndsey Davey, is also recognised in the senior category after another brilliant season.

Lyndsey Davey dejected at the end of the game Dublin skipper Lyndsey Davey. Source: Donall Farmer/INPHO

Waterford claimed the TG4 Intermediate All-Ireland championship this year and are rewarded with two nominations including captain, Linda Wall, and her sister and All-Ireland final goalscorer, Aileen Wall.

Despite not reaching the final, Áine Tighe from Leitrim has also been nominated in the junior section.  

In the Junior Player’s Player of the Year category there is a unique situation as all three players are from Louth – but only two of them represented Louth in the championship.

Aileen Wall celebrates scoring the first goal of the game Aileen Wall scored 2-2 in the TG4 All-Ireland intermediate final victory over Kildare. Source: Donall Farmer/INPHO

Rosanna Heeney, a player who represented Louth in 2012, captained Scotland this year against her native county in the Croke Park decider.

TG4 Player of the Match from the All Ireland final, Paula Murray is also nominated along with Louth teammate and ace attacker Kate Flood.

The Provincial Young Player of the Year Award winners have also been announced and they will receive their awards at the LGFA TG4 Allstar Awards at the Citywest Hotel on 14 November.

The nominees are as follows:

2015 LGFA TG4 Player’s Player of the Year Nominees 

Rena Buckley (Cork)

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Briege Corkery (Cork)

Lyndsey Davey (Dublin)

2015 LGFA TG4 Intermediate Player’s Player of the Year Nominees 

Áine Tighe (Leitrim)

Aileen Wall (Waterford)

Linda Wall (Waterford)

2015 LGFA TG4 Junior Player’s Player of the Year Nominees

Kate Flood (Louth)

Rosanna Heeney (Scotland)

Paula Murray (Louth)

Ulster Young Player of the Year

Róisín Devlin (Tyrone)

Munster Young Player of the Year

Faye O’Donoghue (Kerry)

Leinster Young Player of the Year

Emily Coakley (Wexford)

Connacht Young Player of the Year 

Maria Reilly (Mayo)

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