The shortlists for the fourth Camogie Association/WGPA Players’ Player of the Year Awards, sponsored by Liberty Insurance have been announced across the three award categories.
The Players’ Player of the Year Awards honour the outstanding achievement of an individual player in the Senior, Intermediate and Premier Junior Championships.
This year’s nominees are as follows:
Senior Player of the Year Shortlist:
Chloe Sigerson (Cork), Orla Cotter (Cork), Anne Dalton (Kilkenny).
Intermediate Player of the Year Shortlist:
Amy Lee (Cork), Saoirse McCarthy (Cork), Niamh Mallon (Down).
Junior Player of the Year Shortlist:
Deirdre Johnstone (Dublin), Caragh Dawson (Dublin), Patrice Diggin (Kerry).
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. Players are requested to submit their vote online or by e-mail to the WGPA before Wednesday October 17th at 5pm, with the overall recipients announced on the night of the Camogie All-Stars Awards on November 3rd.
Speaking about the announcement Camogie Association President Kathleen Woods said:“The Players’ Player of the Year Award is a unique and prestigious honour for any player as it recognises the esteem in which the winner is held among their peers. This is the fourth year of the Players’ Player of the Year Awards and the Camogie Association are delighted once again in collaboration with both the WGPA and Liberty Insurance to recognises at a national level the immense contribution of our leading players.”
Speaking in advance of the awards Chairperson of the WGPA Aoife Lane said: “Congratulations to all the players nominated this year, a testament to the individual excellence and exceptional hard work put in throughout the season. We are delighted to join the Camogie Association and Liberty Insurance in acknowledging the outstanding players of the season for the fourth year now. The recognition from peers in a Players’ Player of the Year award makes it a special honour for our nominees but they and we also acknowledge the contribution of teammates in supporting their performances. Best wishes to all nominees and we hope everyone has a brilliant night of celebrations at the All Star awards.”
Speaking in advance of the awards Deirdre Ashe, Director Customer & Markets, Liberty Insurance said: “We’re delighted to once again sponsor these awards which recognise and celebrate the achievements of this year’s outstanding Camogie players at all levels. In addition to the All-Star Awards, it is important to also recognise these outstanding individual performances in this year’s Championship as acknowledged by their peers, and we’d like to congratulate each of the players nominated. We are looking forward to what is always an enjoyable and memorable evening on November 3rd.”