The championship celebrated the end of an inspiring 110th season with the Liberty Insurance Camogie All-Stars.
Hurling All-Star and Galway Captain, Joe Canning, who attended the All-Star event, provides us with a recap of the night and who received the 2014 honours.
Last Saturday night in the Citywest Hotel in Dublin, we toasted the crème de la crème of the camogie world. It was a great occasion and I was very privileged to be in attendance
It was great to hear special guest, Fiona Coghlan, speak so passionately about women in sport and especially about the players who were being honoured at this year’s all-stars. One thing she said, which really stuck in my mind was that “It’s positive for society to have role models like you, the players”.
Members of the Dublin Gospel Choir entertained us throughout the evening and had people almost dancing in their seats.
All-Ireland champions Cork dominated the team as nine of the Rebelettes were honoured. Three Kilkenny players, and one each from Clare, Galway and Wexford made up the rest of the team.
Cork centre-back Gemma O’Connor and wing-forward Jennifer O’Leary both collected their eighth All-Star awards, which is a phenomenal achievement and one which shouldn’t be taken lightly.
Each of this year’s All-Star winners was presented with a specially commissioned piece of work by sculptor Jarlath Daly in addition to a commemorative jersey, plus a free insurance policy from Liberty Insurance worth €500.
The roof nearly lifted when Limerick’s Joe Quaid was named as the Manager of the Year, after Limerick won the All-Ireland Intermediate title. Last year they had lost the final to Galway, so it was fantastic for Joe and Limerick to come back, win the All-Ireland and cap it off with this award.
Everyone really seemed to enjoy the night and here’s hoping to another great year for camogie & #womeninsport in 2015.
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