Ulster players nominates for camogie Soaring Stars awards

THERE are a number of Ulster players among the list of nominations for the 2022 PwC Camogie Soaring Stars.

The shortlist has been compiled by a dedicated All-Star  Nomination Committee, to celebrate the high performance and commitment of players  throughout the 2022 Glen Dimplex All-Ireland Intermediate and Premier Junior  Championship season.

All-Ireland Intermediate Champions Galway take prime position in the nominations of 36  players spread across 8 different counties. Players from Galway (11), Cork (7), Antrim (5),  Meath (5), Derry (3), Armagh (3), Clare (1) and Cavan (1) are featured in this year’s PwC
Camogie Soaring Stars nominations.

All-Ireland Intermediate Championship winners Galway see goalie Fiona Ryan face  competition from finalists Cork in Stefanie Beausang and Premier Junior winners, Antrim  goalie, Aine Graham.

They are joined by 14 defenders, Galway once again holding the top spot with five  nominees, followed closely by their All-Ireland opponents Cork with four nominations. Also  included are Intermediate Players from Derry and Meath, and Premier Junior defenders  from Armagh, Antrim and Clare.

At midfield, there is a five county spread in nominees, from Meath, Cork, Galway, Antrim  and Armagh vying for the centre field awards.
The forward line nominations see Galway again on top with 4 nominations in Tegan  Canning, Katie Gilchrist, Laura Loughnane and Niamh McPeake. Players from Cork, Meath,  Armagh, Antrim, Cavan and Derry complete the nominees for the half forward and full
forward selection.

The presentations of the awards will take place at a star-studded PwC Camogie All-Stars ceremony on Saturday, November 26 in Croke Park.

PwC Camogie Soaring Stars 2022 Nominees:
Stefanie Beausang (Cork)
Aine Graham (Antrim)
Fiona Ryan (Galway)

Corner Backs:
Ciara Hickey (Galway)
Ashling Moloney (Cork)
Éimear O’Kane (Armagh)
Sophia Payne (Meath)
Full Backs:
Ciara Donohue (Galway)
Niamh O’Leary (Cork)
Michelle Powell (Clare)

Half Backs:
Rebecca Bradley (Derry)
Katie Manning (Galway)
Gráinne McNicholl (Derry)
Katie Anna Porter (Galway)
Centre Backs:
Lisa Casserly (Galway)
Kate Kilcommins (Cork)
Megan McGarry (Antrim)

Grace Coleman (Meath)
Rachel Harty (Cork)
Jennifer Hughes (Galway)
Emma Laverty (Antrim)
Michelle McArdle (Armagh)

Half Forwards:
Tegan Canning (Galway)
Joanne Casey (Cork)
Aoife Minogue (Meath)
Sinead Quinn (Armagh)
Centre Forwards:
Amy Gaffney (Meath)
Katie Gilchrist (Galway)
Bríd Magill (Antrim)

Corner Forwards:
Dervla Cosgrove (Antrim)
Shanise Fitzsimons (Cavan)
Lauren Homan (Cork)
Laura Loughnane (Galway)
Full Forwards:
Jane Dolan (Meath)
Niamh McPeake (Galway)
Therese Mellon (Derry)

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