Wexford top list of nominations
CAMOGIE ALL STARS:All-Ireland champions Wexford top the list of nominations for the 2012 camogie All Star awards, with beaten finalists Cork the next best represented, writes Ian O’Riordan.
Wexford received 12 nominations, followed by Cork on 11, Galway seven, Offaly six, Tipperary and Clare three, Kilkenny two and Dublin one.
The winners will be announced on November 3rd. Wexford will hope to see their triple All-Ireland winning exploits rewarded, with captain Karen Atkinson and defensive colleagues, Catherine O’Loughlin, Claire O’Connor, Deirdre Codd and Noeleen Lambert all vying for spots on the final XV. Cork’s Gemma O’Connor, goalkeeper Aoife Murray, along with midfielders Orla Cotter and Jennifer O’Leary, are among the nominees from the All-Ireland finalists and league champions.
2012 ALL STAR CAMOGIE NOMINATIONS
GOALKEEPERS: Eleanor Clendennen (Offaly), Mags D’Arcy (Wexford), Aoife Murray (Cork).
FULL-BACKS: Karen Atkinson (Wexford), Rena Buckley (Cork), Jenny Duffy (Cork), Catherine Doherty (Kilkenny), Máire McGrath (Clare), Claire O’Connor (Wexford), Catherine O’Loughlin (Wexford), Lorraine Ryan (Galway), Sheila Sullivan (Offaly).
HALF-BACKS: Deirdre Codd (Wexford), Orlaith Duggan (Clare), Lorraine Keena (Offaly), Noeleen Lambert (Wexford), Pamela Mackey (Cork), Therese Maher (Galway), Niamh O’Dea (Clare), Gemma O’Connor (Cork), Mary Ryan (Tipperary).
MIDFIELD: Orla Cotter (Cork), Siobhán Flannery (Offaly), Ann Marie Hayes (Galway), Jill Horan (Tipperary), Niamh Kilkenny (Galway), Jennifer O’Leary (Cork).
HALF-FORWARDS: Briege Corkery (Cork), Josie Dwyer (Wexford), Kate Kelly (Wexford), Anna Geary (Cork), Niamh McGrath (Galway), Muireann O’Gorman (Dublin), Michelle O’Leary (Wexford), Katie Power (Kilkenny), Nicole Walsh (Tipperary).
FULL-FORWARDS: Síle Burns (Cork), Martina Conroy (Galway), Veronica Curtin (Galway), Elaine Dermody (Offaly), Ursula Jacob (Wexford), Katrina Mackey (Cork), Katrina Parrock (Wexford), Fiona Rochford (Wexford), Arlene Watkins (Offaly).