All-Ireland camogie winners Cork to the fore in AllStars team
Cork, who also won the All-Ireland senior title, dominated the All-Stars team, taking seven places on this year’s selection presented by Camogie Association President Kathleen Woods.
Amongst the winners for the Rebels in defence were goalkeeper, captain and seven time award winner Aoife Murray, left corner-back Pamela Mackey, as well as first time recipients Hannah Looney and Chloe Sigerson in the half-back line.
Gemma O’Connor was selected in midfield for a record 11th All-star while forwards Orla Cotter and Katrina Mackey were also in the team.
All-Ireland runners-up Kilkenny received five awards, with Grace Walsh (sister of All-star hurlers Tommy and Padraig) collecting her first Award, Anne Dalton a sixth Award at centre half-back, Meighan Farrell in midfield and Katie Power and Denise Gaule in the half-forward line.
Galway are represented by their captain Sarah Dervan at full-back who claims her fifth All-Stars Award and the team is completed by first time recipients, Tipperary’s Cáit Devane and Waterford’s Beth Carton.
Cork manager Paudie Murray was named as Manager of the Year for a record third time after guiding the Rebels to All-Ireland glory at both Senior and Intermediate level.
2018 All-Stars team sponsored by Liberty Insurance: Aoife Murray (Cork), Grace Walsh (Kilkenny), Sarah Dervan (Galway), Pamela Mackey (Cork), Hannah Looney (Cork), Anne Dalton (Kilkenny), Chloe Sigerson (Cork), Gemma O’Connor (Cork), Meighan Farrell (Kilkenny), Orla Cotter (Cork), Katie Power (Kilkenny), Denise Gaule (Kilkenny), Katrina Mackey (Cork), Cáit Devane (Tipperary), Beth Carton (Waterford).
2018 Soaring Stars Team sponsored by Liberty Insurance: Amy Lee (Cork), Leah Weste (Cork), Sarah Harrington (Cork), Alannah Savage (Down), Fionnuala Carr (Down), Jennifer Barry (Cork), Deirdre Johnstone (Dublin), Katelyn Hickey (Cork), Paula Gribben-O’Hagan (Down), Caragh Dawson (Dublin), Jenny Grace (Tipperary), Saoirse McCarthy (Cork), Niamh Mallon (Down), Sara-Louise Carr (Down), Caitríona Collins (Cork)
2018 Manager of the Year sponsored by Liberty Insurance: Paudie Murray, Cork
2018 Camogie Association/WGPA Players’ Player of the Year sponsored by Liberty Insurance:
Senior Players’ Player of the Year: Anne Dalton (Kilkenny)
Intermediate Players’ Player of the Year: Saoirse McCarthy (Cork)
Junior Players’ Player of the Year: Caragh Dawson (Dublin)
2018 Camogie All-Stars Awards Sponsored by Liberty Insurance, Citywest Hotel, Co. Dublin 3/11/2018
President of the Camogie Association Kathleen Woods and Deirdre Ashe of Liberty Insurance with the 2018 Camogie All-Stars team
Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Tommy Dickson