GALWAY’S GREATEST CAMOGIE PLAYER – THE RESULT!

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Veronica Curtin
26 June 2010; Veronica Curtin, Galway. Gala All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship, Galway v Wexford. Kenny Park, Athenry, Co Galway. Picture credit: Diarmuid Greene / SPORTSFILE

With perfect timing, Kinvara’s ‘Pocket Rocket’ successfully launched for overall glory as Galway Daily’s ‘Galway’s Greatest Camogie Player’ finished on Friday morning (1st June). 

Veronica Curtin, a 1996 All-Ireland winner and Galway’s scorer-in-chief for nearly two decades, came out first in the final poll between the top four participants getting 39% of the vote.

Curtin played her part in the Tribeswomen’s first All-Ireland title win and was a role model and leader for a future generation of players that repeated that feat 17 years later.

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‘Ronnie,’ as her team mates knew her, just missed out on that second success but laid the platform perfectly after the turn of the millennium.  She scored 1-5 of Galway clinched the 2005 National League and in one of her greatest ever displays, struck two goals in the 2010 All-Ireland semi-final against Cork.

The two-time All-Star in 2006 and 2007 achieved Gael Linn success at junior and senior level.  And in 1994, not just did she win All-Ireland junior and minor championships with Galway, she was player of the match in both victories.

Previous poll topper Therese Maher came second with 32% of the vote ahead of Martina Harkin (15%) and Niamh Kilkenny (14%).

We’d like to thank everyone who supported the contest and the results of the final are listed below.  And as an extra treat, here is the greatest Galway camogie team ever based on your results.

  1. SUSAN EARNER
  2. REGINA GLYNN
  3. SARAH DERVAN
  4. HEATHER COONEY
  5. REBECCA HENNELLY
  6. ANN MARIE HAYES
  7. TARA KENNY
  8. NIAMH KILKENNY
  9. ORLA KILKENNY
  10. MARTINA HARKIN
  11. THERESE MAHER
  12. SHARON GLYNN
  13. NOREEN COEN
  14. MOLLY DUNNE
  15. VERONICA CURTIN

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