Hurling & Camogie

One Loughgiel star chosen on Club Camogie Team of 2023

Loughgiel Shamrocks' Caitrin Dobbin in action against Clodagh McGrath of Sarsfield's during the AIB All-Ireland Senior Club Camogie Championship final at Croke Park Pictures: Evan Treacy/Inpho
Loughgiel Shamrocks' Caitrin Dobbin in action at Croke Park Pictures: Evan Treacy/Inpho Loughgiel Shamrocks' Caitrin Dobbin in action at Croke Park Pictures: Evan Treacy/Inpho

LOUGHGIEL and Antrim star Caitrin Dobbin is the only Ulster player selected on the 2023 AIB Camogie Club Championships team of the year.

Dobbin is named at left corner-forward, while the Ulster champions’ semi-final conquerors, and eventual All-Ireland winners, Dicksboro of Kilkenny, dominate the selection with eight winners.

The side they defeated in the final, defending All-Ireland champions, Sarsfield’s of Galway, have been awarded five places, with the other slot going to their namesakes from Cork, who they saw off in the last four.

A graphic showing the 2023 AIB Camogie Club Championships team of the year.
The 2023 AIB Camogie Club Championships team of the year.

The 15 chosen will receive their accolades at Croke Park on Saturday night, March 2. The Camogie Club Championships player of the year will be announced on the night.

Camogie Association President Hilda Breslin said: “The 2023 AIB Camogie Club Championships were a fantastic showcase of talent and determination on the display throughout the season. All four provinces are represented on the team of the year which is a testament to the quality of camogie displayed across the island of Ireland.

“On behalf of the Camogie Association, I would like to congratulate all the players who have represented their club this year with such pride and honour, and to those who have been named on the team of the year. We look forward to welcoming you all to Croke Park this Saturday evening to mark your achievements over the past season.”

AIB Chief Marketing Officer Mark Doyle commented: “AIB is delighted to join the Camogie Association in honouring the achievements of these players at the AIB Camogie club player awards, following another fantastic season of the AIB Camogie Club Championships.

“The awards recognise the talent, determination and commitment these players have shown this season and over many years to achieve this success for their clubs. In 2023 AIB celebrated our 11th year supporting the Camogie club championships and we look forward to continuing this support in 2024 and beyond.

“We would like to sincerely congratulate all the players who have so proudly represented their communities and look forward to honouring them at the awards this Saturday in Croke Park.”

2023 AIB Camogie Club Championships Team of the Year:

1. Kirsty Maher (Dicksboro, Kilkenny)

2. Jane Cass (Dicksboro, Kilkenny)

3. Laura Ward (Sarsfields, Galway)

4. Katie Byrne (Dicksboro, Kilkenny)

5. Tara Kenny (Sarsfields, Galway)

6. Maria Cooney (Sarsfields, Galway)

7. Ciara Phelan (Dicksboro, Kilkenny)

8. Sarah Spellman (Sarsfields, Galway)

9. Aobha O’ Gorman (Dicksboro, Kilkenny)

10. Asha McHardy (Dicksboro, Kilkenny)

11. Amy Clifford (Dicksboro, Kilkenny)

12. Lucy Allen (Sarsfields, Cork)

13. Aoife Prendergast (Dicksboro, Kilkenny)

14. Siobhan McGrath Sarsfields, Galway)

15. Caitrin Dobbin (Loughgiel Shamrocks, Antrim)