Two Galway women shortlisted for Camogie Player of the Year

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Two Galway women shortlisted for Camogie Player of the Year
Galway's Aoife Donohue with TIpperary's Mary Ryan Photo Credit: ©INPHO/John McVitty

Two outstanding Galway women have been shortlisted for Camogie Player of the Year, dominating the list announced this week.

Aoife Donohue (Mullagh) and Niamh Kilkenny (Padraig Pearses) have been shortlisted for Senior Player of the Year at the annual Players’ Player of the Year Awards, along with Hannah Looney of Cork.

The Players’ awards are organised each year by the Camogie Association and the Gaelic Players Association.

Speaking about the announcement, Camogie Association President Hilda Breslin said “Congratulations to the Players’ Player of the Year Nominees, it is a wonderful honour to be nominated and recognised by your peers for your outstanding contribution in 2021.

“The Camogie Association are delighted to continue our collaboration with the GPA this year on these awards, and we look forward to celebrating all the players achievements”.

Players who are members of an intercounty panel, participating in this year’s Championship will now be invited to vote on their Player of the Year based on the final shortlists.

The overall winners will be announced on the night of the Camogie All-Stars Awards on November 26.

Tom Parsons, CEO of the GPA, said “I want to salute the efforts of every one of the players nominated for an All-Star Award and thank them for their commitment and for the entertainment provided for us all.”

“To be recognised for your individual performances within a team environment is undoubtedly an honour for all involved, so I want to extend my congratulations and best wishes to all of the Player of the Year nominees”.

The full lineup of players shortlisted for this year’s awards are:

Senior Players’ Player of the Year Shortlist:

Aoife Donohue (Galway), Niamh Kilkenny (Galway), Hannah Looney (Cork)

Intermediate Players’ Player of the Year Shortlist:

Sarah Crowley (Kilkenny), Maeve Kelly (Antrim), Roisin McCormick (Antrim)

Premier Junior Players’ Player of the Year Shortlist:

Aideen Brennan (Wexford), Chloe Cashe (Wexford), Ciara Donnelly (Armagh)