Stars in our eyes: Kilkenny champs sweep boards at All-Star awards
All-Ireland champions Kilkenny swept the boards at the 2020 camogie All-Stars.
No fewer than half a dozen Cats have been named on the All-Star team, with Denise Gaule taking home the Players’ Player of the Year award.
As well as the six Cats, semi-finalists Cork and Tipperary provide three players with All-Ireland finalists Galway picking up two awards. Waterford’s Niamh Rockett took the final spot.
Full-back Claire Phelan, left half-back Davina Tobin, midfielder Grace Walsh, left half-forward Gaule, full-forward Miriam Walsh and left corner-forward Anne Dalton all collected statutes on the back of their All-Ireland winning season.
The Camogie Association/WGPA Senior Players’ Player of the Year award went to Denise Gaule for her very memorable season – in particular her match-winning penalty against Galway in the All-Ireland Final.
Brian Dowling was named as Manager of the Year for the first time after guiding his team to glory in December.
Galways’s right corner-back Shauna Healy and right corner-forward Orlaith McGrath were honoured as were Tipperary players Áine Slattery (goalkeeper), Mary Ryan (left corner-back) and Karen Kennedy (centre half-back).
Cork trio Hannah Looney (right half-back), Chloe Sigerson (midfield) and Orla Cronin (centre half-forward) along with Waterford captain and right half-forward Niamh Rockett completed this year’s winning selection.