Cork dominate Camogie All-Stars awards night

The Rebels had nine players named in the All-Star team at Citywest last night.

Cork All Star winners Cork's nine winners. Cathal Noonan / INPHO Cathal Noonan / INPHO / INPHO

ALL-IRELAND CHAMPIONS Cork were the big winners at last night’s Camogie All-Stars awards night, sponsored by Liberty Insurance, at Citywest last night with nine players named in the All-Star team.

Jennifer O’Leary and Gemma O’Connor both earned their eighth All-Stars while team-mates Rena Buckley, Briege Corkery, Eimear O’Sullivan, Joanne O’Callaghan, Orla Cotter, Katriona Mackey and Aoife Murray were also rewarded after an excellent year.

Finalists Kilkenny picked up three — Collette Dormer, Anne Dalton and Michelle Quilty — and Clare’s Máire McGrath, Galway corner-back Sarah Dervan and Wexford’s Ursula Jacob completed the XV.

Limerick’s Joe Quaid was named Manager of the Year while Ireland Women’s rugby captain Fiona Coghlan was guest of honour on the night.

“Congratulations to this year’s All-Stars and Soaring Star recipients, whose exploits on the field of play have earned them an accolade, which is highly valued by all players,” said President of the Camogie Association Aileen Lawlor.

The All-Stars are a national recognition of the skill, athleticism, dedication and sportsmanship of our players, who have thrilled and delighted supporters with their displays during another superb championship season.

“I also want to congratulate Joe Quaid, Manager of the Year, who, following the heartbreak of last year’s All-Ireland final defeat, guided his team back to Croke Park, eventually claiming a much sought after All-Ireland title.

“I want to commend all of this year’s nominees and recipients and also thank our sponsors Liberty Insurance for their support for this prestigious event.”

2014 Camogie All-Stars sponsored by Liberty Insurance

All Star winners Cathal Noonan / INPHO Cathal Noonan / INPHO / INPHO

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), Anne Dalton (Kilkenny), Jennifer O’Leary (Cork), Orla Cotter (Cork), Briege Corkery (Cork), Michelle Quilty (Kilkenny), Ursula Jacob (Wexford), Katriona Mackey (Cork).

2014 Camogie Soaring Stars sponsored by Liberty Insurance

Soaring Stars winners Cathal Noonan / INPHO Cathal Noonan / INPHO / INPHO

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).

2014 Intermediate Camogie Soaring Stars sponsored by Liberty Insurance

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

2014 Manager of the Year

Joe Quaid (Limerick)

Annette Ni Dhathlaoi, Joe Quaid and Aileen Lawlor Cathal Noonan / INPHO Cathal Noonan / INPHO / INPHO

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