One Cork Nominee on Camogie's Soaring Star list

Áine Collins has got the nod

Kilbrittain/Timoleague Camogie player Áine Collins has been nominated for Camogie's Soaring Star Awards. 

Collins is the sole Cork nominee. 

All-Ireland Intermediate champions Westmeath lead the nominations for this year’s Camogie Soaring Stars Awards, sponsored by Liberty Insurance. 

The 36 nominees for these awards are drawn from across the Intermediate and Premier Junior grades with awards being presented to the 15 most outstanding players from this year’s Championships. The 15 recipients will be announced at the Camogie All-Stars Awards banquet, sponsored by Liberty Insurance at Citywest Hotel on Saturday October 19th.

All-Ireland Intermediate champions Westmeath receive nine nominations. Amongst their nominees are goalkeeper Fiona Keating and defenders Laura Doherty, Fiona Leavy and Meadbh Scally. Midfielder Muireann Scally is joined by forwards Megan Dowdall, Pamela Greville, Mairéad McCormack and Sheila McGrath.

Intermediate runners-up Galway receive seven nominations for their superb year. They include goalkeeper Laura Glynn and defenders Ciara Donohue, Dervla Higgins, Kate Screene and Laura Ward.  Ava Lynskey and Tara Rutledge are both nominated in the forwards.

All-Ireland Premier Junior champions Kerry receive two nominations with defender Sara Murphy and Player of the March in the Final, Patrice Diggin, nominated in midfield. Beaten finalists Limerick have three nominations through goalkeeper Leah O’Carroll, defender Eva Butler and forward Rebecca Noonan.

At Intermediate level Semi-Finalists Down and Tipperary each have four nominations. The Mourne County are represented by defenders Nicole Kelly and Karen McMullan, and forwards Niamh Mallon and Sorcha McCartan. For Tipp, defenders Laura Shinners and Sabrina Larkin are nominated along with forwards Andrea Loughnane and Clodagh McIntyre.

Derry receive three nominations with midfielder Áine McAllister and forwards Gráinne McGoldrick and Gráinne McNicholl nominated for the Oak Leaf county. Antrim’s Katie McAleese, Cork’s Áine Crowley and Kilkenny’s Hannah Scott complete the nominations list.

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