Camogie All-Stars 2019 – Citywest Hotel, Saturday 19th October 2019
by PRO on the 14th of October 2019
The Camogie All-Stars takes place this Saturday night in the Citywest Hotel
Kilkenny have 13 nominations for Senior All Stars – Emma Kavanagh, Grace Walsh, Catherine Foley, Edwina Keane, Kellyann Doyle, Claire Phelan, Davina Tobin, Meighan Farrell, Denise Gaule, Katie Power, Anne Dalton, Michelle Quilty and Miriam Walsh & nomination for Player of the Year Award – Michelle Quilty and nominations for Soaring Stars – Hannah Scott, Katie Nolan (Intermediates)
Emma Kavanagh (Kilkenny) – The 2016 winner of this award has once again been ever reliable for the Cats this year and played a pivotal role in Kilkenny returning to Croke Park to take part in their fourth consecutive All-Ireland Senior Final appearance. The Leinster Champions stormed through the Championship unbeaten until the decider, and they can thank their netminder for her reliability between the posts for the black and amber outfit. This is Kavanagh’s fourth consecutive nomination, and her fifth in total.
Grace Walsh (Kilkenny) – One of the most reliable Kilkenny defenders over he last number of years it is no surprise to see Grace nominated for another All-Stars award, her third consecutive nomination. Despite lining out at wing-back in the All-Ireland decider, the Kilkenny star’s ability to marshal the defence proved vital in the Cats’ return to Croke Park in September. The Tullaroan Club player is hoping to win her second consecutive All-Stars Award.
Catherine Foley (Kilkenny) – The Kilkenny stalwart is one of the most consistent performers within the Kilkenny side, having already secured an All-Stars Award and a Soaring Stars award back in 2014. The Windgap full-back is a solid defender with the ability to break up play and clear the danger time and time again for her Kilkenny side. Her positional play and her ability to read the danger is why she has earned her third consecutive nomination for an All-Stars Award.
Edwina Keane (Kilkenny) – Having been in the Kilkenny side for many years, Keane’s experience was evident for everyone to see this season and she played a crucial part in Kilkenny returning to Croke Park in September. Having bounced back from two cruciate ligament injuries in the past, Keane looks sharper than ever and remains a reliable and solid defender for the Cats, even getting herself on the scoreboard in her side’s victory over Tipperary in the Semi-Final. This is a seventh nomination for the St. Martin’s player.
Kellyann Doyle (Kilkenny) – It has been a remarkable 12 months for the Piltown star, having featured on the bench 12 months ago in the decider, she worked her way back into the manager’s plans and deservedly took her place at wing-back for the Cats in the Final this year. Having overcome a cruciate knee injury in recent years, she has bounced back to become one of the first names on the Kilkenny team sheet. She is aiming to win her first award after receiving her maiden All-Stars nomination.
Claire Phelan (Kilkenny) – The centre-back for the Cats has once again proven her worth in the Kilkenny rear-guard having stepped into the centre this season and flourished while playing there. The primary school teacher has earned her sixth All-Stars award nomination, such is the impact she has amongst her county teammates. The Lisdowney star is aiming to win her first award.
Davina Tobin (Kilkenny) – The Kilkenny powerhouse has earned her third All-Stars nomination after another solid year for the Cats. The Emeralds star is yet to win an All-Stars Award but her presence in the Kilkenny team has been vital in the successes of the black and amber outfit. The 2016 All-Ireland winner has a well-stocked decorated trophy cabinet and will hope to add another award to the collection.
Meighan Farrell (Kilkenny) – Consistency is one of Farrell’s strongest qualities and she proved that once again tin this year’s Championship campaign with some excellent performances in the black and amber. This is the fourth consecutive nomination for the Kilkenny star, and she is looking to make it four wins from four!
Denise Gaule (Kilkenny) – A household name within the game Denise has had another highly consistent year for the Cats and was instrumental in their run to the All-Ireland decider. The Kilkenny ace lifted the white flag on three occasions in the Final and she was Player of the Match in their group stage victory over Limerick. It is a fifth nomination for the Windgap player, who is looking to add her third All-Stars award to her trophy cabinet.
Katie Power (Kilkenny) – The Piltown star has once again been a driving force in the forward line for the Cats and has earned herself an amazing 10th All-Stars nomination. Despite not getting on the scoresheet in the decider, Katie was instrumental in Kilkenny’s Championship campaign wither her skill, accuracy and technical ability proving fruitful for her side throughout. Last year’s recipient is hoping to claim her fifth All-Stars award.
Anne Dalton (Kilkenny) – The six-time All-Stars winner is once again amongst the nominees after showing why she was voted as last year’s Players’ Player of the Year with a string of superb performances in this year’s campaign. Her versatility and ability to play in any position asked of her has been notable, with the former half-back and midfielder plying her trade in the forward line this year. She bagged herself two points in the decider just a few weeks ago, to add to her 1-1 contribution in Kilkenny’s Semi-Final victory over Tipperary. It is a 10th All-Stars nomination for the St. Lactains star.
Michelle Quilty (Kilkenny) – Michelle was in superb form throughout the Championship campaign and despite being on the wrong side of the result in the All-Ireland decider, she scored eight points for the Cats on the day. Her consistency throughout the Championship was remarkable and she even earned the Player of the Match award in her side’s victory over Tipperary in the All-Ireland Semi-Final. It is a sixth nomination for the two-time All-Stars winner.
Miriam Walsh (Kilkenny) – Kilkenny’s full-forward worked tirelessly throughout the year for the Cats and was instrumental in them reaching another All-Ireland decider. The 24-year-old has received her third All-Stars nomination after previous recognition in 2016 and 2017. After claiming a coveted award in 2016, the Tullaroan star will be hoping to add her second to the collection
Katie Nolan (Kilkenny) – Soaring Star – Kilkenny’s Intermediate Centre Forward was in great form throughout the Intermediate Championship
Hannah Scott (Kilkenny) – Soaring Star – Kilkenny’s Intermediate Full-Back/Midfield
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