In all, 31 players were nominated for the team of 15, representing clubs at senior level in the Kilkenny Camogie county championship. This year’s senior championship saw 2020 champions Thomastown take on defending champions Dicksboro, the city club ultimately surrendering their crown after a one year term at the top of senior camogie in the county.
See also: Junior Team of the Year, Intermediate Team of the Year
Thomastown advanced to the semi-finals of this year’s Leinster club senior championship, beaten by eventual provincial winners St. Vincent’s last month.
Dicksboro, Thomastown, St. Brigid’s, Barrow Rnagers, Tullaroan, Windgap, Piltown, Clara and Young Irelands were all represented on the nominees list.
Goalkeepers: Kirsty Maher (Dicksboro), Kate McDonald (Thomastown), Bronagh Neary (St. Brigids)
Backs: Aideen O’Connor (Barrow Rangers), Jane Cass (Dicksboro), Katie Byrne (Dcksboro), Sally Teehan (Thomastown), Lisa Donnelly (Thomastown), Grace Keoghan (Tullaroan), Nathania Jackson (Windgap), Aisling Dunphy (St. Brigid’s), Miriam Bambrick (Barrow Rangers), Joanna Fitzpatrick (Thomastown), Ciara Phelan (Dicksboro), Lorraine Long (Piltown), Laoise Nolan (Clara)
Midfield: Emer Long (Piltown), Jenny Reddy (Thomastown), Sarah Walsh (Thomastown), Aoife Prendergast (Dicksboro)
Forwards: Mary O’Connell (Clara), Roisín Breen (Barrow Rangers), Eva Hynes (Thomastown), Eimear Farrell (Thomastown), Amy Clifford (Dicksboro), Siobhan Curtis (Clara), Julie Lennon (Young Irelands), Jenny Clifford (Dicksboro), Therese Donnelly (Thomastown), Anna Farrell (Thomastown), Orla Hanrick (Dicksboro), Sophie Holden (Piltown), Keara Ryan (Clara) 2022 Camán Caint Senior Team of the Year
Your overall Camán Caint Senior Team of the Year, sponsored by Roche Injury Clinic, is as follows;
Kirsty Maher, Dicksboro
Aideen O’Connor, Barrow Rangers
Sally Teehan, Thomastown
Katie Byrne, Dicksboro
Joanne Fitzpatrick, Thomastown
Ciara Phelan, Dicksboro
Laoise Nolan, Clara
Emer Long, Piltown
Sarah Walsh, Thomastown
Mary O’Connell, Clara
Eimear Farrell, Thomastown
Eva Hynes, Thomastown
Anna Farrell, Thomastown
Orla Hanrick, Dicksboro
Therese Donnelly, Thomastown
As a reminder, there are no strict positions, with teams made up of one goalkeeper, six backs, two midfielders and six forwards.
Watch it back: Camán Caint Team of the Year Awards 2022