Cork camogie player Jennifer O'Leary celebrates scoring against Kilkenny last September.
Departing At The Top

Cork player retires with four All-Ireland medals and eight Allstar awards

Cork camogie player Jennifer O’Leary has retired.

CORK CAMOGIE PLAYER Jennifer O’Leary has announced her retirement after a brilliant career that saw her win four All-Ireland senior medals and land eight Allstar awards.

O’Leary made the announcement last night in Rosscarbery after winning the West Cork Sports Star of the Year award.

She bows out after helping Cork to win the All-Ireland senior camogie title last September, firing home their first goal in that 2-12 to 1-9 victory over Kilkenny. The success was the Barryroe native’s fourth All-Ireland senior medal after previous successes in 2002, 2005 and 2006.

Her 2014 exploits were recognised when she won an Allstar award in November. That was her eighth time claiming such an honour after previous awards from 2004-2007 and 2011-2013.

Jennifer O'Leary receives an Allstar awards last November. Cathal Noonan / INPHO Cathal Noonan / INPHO / INPHO

O’Leary previously retired at the end of the 2013 campaign but despite being based in Armagh, she returned to the Cork camp and helped them claim the O’Duffy Cup.

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