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# Gemma O'Connor

This year
2023
# Interview
'It's a 360 view on my life really - there's more to the player than what people see'
Family, love, loss, rivalry, respect and incredible success – Cork legend Gemma O’Connor on her book ‘Why Not A Warrior?’
Last year
2022
# Gemma O'Connor
'This is a sweet victory. After everything we went through . . . now we're back'
Gemma O’Connor recalls Cork’s 2017 camogie triumph in this extract from her autobiography ‘Why Not A Warrior’.
# Another shot
'I hope when my little ones are playing, they'll look back and go, 'Wow Mom did that'
Former Cork camogie star Jenny Curry is heading for the All-Ireland Premier Junior final with Armagh this weekend.
All time
# big shoes to fill
'I texted Gemma after I put on number 6 for the first time and I was just like, I hope I did the jersey proud for her'
Cork defender Laura Treacy on following in the footsteps of Gemma O’Connor, the Rebel set-up and her work as a nurse specialising in colposcopy.
# Gemma
'One of the all-time greats in Cork' - saluting the career of a nine-time All-Ireland winner
The42 looks back on the inter-county career of Cork legend Gemma O’Connor.
# Gemma O'Connor
Cork star O'Connor retires after 9 All-Ireland senior wins and 11 All-Star awards
Gemma O’Connor made her senior inter-county debut for Cork in 2002.
# tour de force
'Once I make a commitment then I'm back and that’s it' - 18 not out for Cork captain
11-time All-Star Gemma O’Connor is in her 18th season and 100% dedicated to the Rebel cause.
# camogie rules
'Not afraid of change' - Steps taken by Camogie Association as players 'want to move forward'
The calls for change have been plenty – and positive moves have been made of late.
# party in the usa
'It's all moving in the right direction,' as camogie All-Star Tour to New York announced
Top stars welcomed today’s news that the trip will head Stateside in November.
# some going
Boost for Cork's three in-a-row bid as 9-time All-Ireland winning duo commit for 18th season
2018 captain Aoife Murray and 11-time All-Star Gemma O’Connor are back on board for Paudie Murray’s side.
# And the award goes to
14 for Kilkenny and 12 for Cork as All-Ireland finalists lead the way in 2018 All-Star nominations
The awards banquet will take place on Saturday 3 November.
# What You Play For
'I'm aware that she's not there. It's just the habit of after games I have to ring my Mam'
Eight-time All-Ireland winner Gemma O’Connor speaks to The42 about the loss of her mother and her All-Ireland winning 2017 with Cork camogie.
# Controlled aggression
'By no means am I a dirty player but I do sometimes feel that I'm a bit targeted'
The eighth All-Ireland senior camogie triumph was the sweetest one yet for Cork’s Gemma O’Connor.
# relentless
This All-Ireland final is about a warrior for Cork who simply will not be beaten
Gemma O’Connor was declared unfit to play ahead of the 2017 All-Ireland final.
# Setback
Blow for Cork as nine-time All-Star ruled out of All-Ireland decider
Gemma O’Connor limped off during Cork’s All-Ireland semi-final victory over Galway.
# ruled out
'She's been a stalwart of Cork camogie over the years. She's certainly a huge loss for us'
Cork must prepare for the All-Ireland senior final without nine-time All-Star Gemma O’Connor, who will miss out through injury.
# highs and lows
'I know so many people are touched with this disease' - Cork star O'Connor
Camogie Player’s Player of the Year Gemma O’Connor has been reflecting on an emotional few months.
# Awards
Gemma O'Connor is named Camogie Players' Player of the Year
The Cork defender was dominant this year.
# driven to succeed
'She's really sick with cancer, it was emotional that she wasn't there'
Cork star Gemma O’Connor was fuelled with personal motivation at Croke Park on Sunday.
# Nice Touch
Irish Defence Forces show their support for Cork and Clare ahead of today's game
A number of UNIFIL soldiers, including camogie star Gemma O’Connor, have backed both sides.
# Camogie Countdown
Ready for action: O'Connor anxious to take championship chance
A corporal in the Irish Defence Forces, Cork camogie star Gemma O’Connor is ready to lead the Rebels back to the All-Ireland title on Sunday.