While Kilkenny’s Claire Phelan, Edwina Keane, Aisling Dunphy, Anne Dalton and Katie Power had all been included in the shortlist for this year’s Liberty Insurance Camogie All-Stars, this year’s beaten semi-finalists missed out as All-Ireland champions Cork and finalists Galway dominated the final selection, taking seven places each on this year’s team.
Cork’s Gemma O’Connor collected her ninth All-Star award at centre-back while team-mate Aoife Murray was selected in goals; Pamela Mackey and Rena Buckley were named in defence; Cork captain Ashling Thompson was selected in midfield and Orla Cotter and Briege Corkery were named in the forward line.
Galway received seven awards. Defensive duo, Sarah Dervan and Heather Cooney, were named at full-back and corner-back respectively. Lorraine Ryan was selected at wing-back and Galway captain Niamh Kilkenny took a place at midfield.
Niamh McGrath was named at centre-forward while Molly Dunne and Ailish O’Reilly were named at full-forward and corner-forward. Wexford’s Kate Kelly completed the team at left-wing forward.
The 2015 All-Stars team sponsored by Liberty Insurance
Aoife Murray, Cork, Pamela Mackey, Cork, Sarah Dervan, Galway, Heather Cooney, Galway, Rena Buckley, Cork, Gemma O’Connor, Cork, Lorraine Ryan, Galway, Niamh Kilkenny, Galway, Ashling Thompson, Cork, Orla Cotter, Cork, Niamh McGrath, Galway, Kate Kelly, Wexford, Briege Corkery, Cork, Molly Dunne, Galway, Ailish O’Reilly, Galway.