ALL-IRELAND CHAMPIONS Kilkenny and finalists Cork dominated the 2016 Camogie All-Stars team as this year’s top performers were recognised at the annual awards dinner last night.
Kilkenny’s Denise Gaule was rewarded for her individual performances by collecting the Camogie Camogie Association/WGPA Players’ Player of the Year award.
Gaule also picked up her first All-Star award and was one of eight Kilkenny players included in the side.
Team-mate Emma Kavanagh was selected in goal while Collette Dormer, Anne Dalton, Meighan Farrell, Mirian Walsh and Jule Ann Malone were all recognised.
Cork were represented by three players, as were beaten semi-finalists Galway.
Wexford’s Kate Kelly collected an incredible ninth All-Stars Award to equal Gemma O’Connor at the top of the All-Stars Roll of Honour. The Wexford legend took the full-forward spot after an outstanding year which saw her finish as the Championship’s top scorer with an amazing tally of 5-49.
Denise Gaule receives her award.
Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHO
Kilkenny manager Ann Downey was named as Manager of the Year after guiding the Cats to their first senior title in 22 years, having played in all of Kilkenny’s previous 12 All-Ireland successes.
2016 All-Stars team:
Emma Kavanagh (Kilkenny), Pamela Mackey (Cork), Sarah Dervan (Galway), Collette Dormer (Kilkenny), Rebecca Hennelly (Galway), Anne Dalton (Kilkenny), Meighan Farrell (Kilkenny), Orla Cotter (Cork), Miriam Walsh (Kilkenny), Denise Gaule (Kilkenny), Julie Ann Malone (Kilkenny), Aoife Donohue (Galway), Michelle Quilty (Kilkenny), Kate Kelly (Wexford), Katrina Mackey (Cork).
2016 Intermediate Soaring Stars:
- Linda Collins (Cork)
- Chloe Sigerson (Cork)
- Jenny Clifford (Kilkenny)
- Ciara Holden (Kilkenny)
- Aisling Burke (Laois)
- Jane Dolan (Meath) r
2016 Junior Soaring Stars:
- Ciara Donnelly (Armagh)
- Bernie Murray (Armagh)
- Eleanor Treacy (Carlow)
- Ciara Quirke (Carlow)
- Kelley Hopkins (Roscommon)
- Dinah Loughlin (Westmeath)
2016 Manager of the Year
- Ann Downey, Kilkenny
2016 Camogie Association/WGPA Players’ Player of the Year:
- Senior Players’ Player of the Year: Denise Gaule (Kilkenny)
- Intermediate Players’ Player of the Year: Ciara Holden (Kilkenny)
- Junior Players’ Player of the Year: Eleanor Treacy (Carlow)
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