Two Clare players are in the running to be named as the PwC GPA Camogie Premier Junior Player of the Year.
Ellen Casey of Newmarket on Fergus and Kilmaley’s Caoimhe Cahill are part of the three person shortlist, in recognition of their efforts in helping Clare secure the All Ireland Premier Junior title this year.
It saw Clare bridge a 15 year gap since their last title at the grade, with Cahill scoring a crucial goal in the decider and being named player of the game, while Casey was ultra consistent in defence throughout the year.
Tipperary’s Jean Kelly is nominated alongside the Banner duo for the award.
The 2023 PwC Soaring Stars and Manager of the Year winners will be announced on Monday, 25th September.
Speaking to mark the announcement of the PwC All-Stars, Camogie Association Uachtarán Hilda Breslin said; “2023 has been an extraordinary year, showcasing exceptional talent and unwavering determination from all the players. I extend my heartfelt congratulations to those who have been chosen as nominees for the prestigious PwC Camogie All-Stars. Each of them has contributed immensely to the breathtaking display of our beloved game, making it an unforgettable journey from start to finish. I would like to express my sincere gratitude to our sponsors, PwC, for their unwavering support of the All-Stars Awards.
Every single nominee is truly deserving of their recognition, and I eagerly anticipate celebrating their achievements at the Awards evening in the iconic Croke Park. Furthermore, I would like to extend my congratulations to the numerous well-deserving nominees of the PwC GPA Camogie Player of the Year Awards across the Senior, Intermediate, and Premier Junior championships. These awards will be decided by their fellow players and highlight the profound respect each recipient holds among their peers, as well as their exceptional personal performance and dedication to the sport.
To all the nominees, I wish you the best of luck in your pursuit of these prestigious titles. May your future endeavours continue to inspire and elevate the world of camogie.”
Enda McDonagh, Managing Partner, PwC, said: “On behalf of everyone at PwC, a huge congratulations to each of the 36 nominees for the 2023 PwC Camogie All-Stars and also those shortlisted for PwC GPA Camogie Senior, Intermediate and Premier Junior Players of the Year. To be nominated is a fantastic recognition of their performances throughout the season. The commitment shown by all demonstrates the level of dedication and sacrifice they make for their teams. Deve and recognising talent is a strategic priority for PwC and we are proud to celebrate high performance both on and off the field.”
Tom Parsons, GPA CEO, added: “Congratulations to all of the nominees. I want to salute every one of those players for their efforts and thank them for their commitment and for the entertainment that they provided for us all. To be recognised for your individual excellence within a team environment is special. And to those players in the running to become the PwC GPA Camogie Players of the Year, the very best of luck. They have demonstrated the highest levels of skill, dedication, and teamwork in 2023 and every one of you should be very proud of being selected.
My thanks to PwC for your continued commitment to recognising and promoting our intercounty players, and to the Camogie Association for the organisation of these awards, a fantastic way to honour the best in our games. We look forward to celebrating with everyone on November 4th.”