Kilkenny Camogie will be putting the icing on the cake of what’s been a fine year for the Cats with a medal-presentation night in Kilkenny this weekend.
Having gone the entire inter-county season unbeaten, Brian Dowling’s side missed out on a place in this year’s league final by virtue of a draw against Cork in their last league game, before going on to claim this year’s Leinster senior title and ultimately the All-Ireland as another chapter in the great Kilkenny-Cork rivalry played out.
This Saturday, it’s time for the team to send it off in style on the home front.
“We’re heading to Hotel Kilkenny and thanks so much to them for hosting the night, Saturday coming, 3 December”, Kilkenny Camogie chairperson Theresa Aylward told this week’s Camán Caint podcast.
“We’re starting off with a lovely mulled wine reception and some entertainment and it promised to a lovely night of fine food and dining. We’re delighted to be able to actually celebrate an All-Ireland in the year that we won it and for the girls to see the year out in style. It’s a well deserved and we’re really looking forward to celebrating the players.”
It brings to an end a bumper year for the Cats with eight players picking up awards at this year’s PwC Camogie All-Stars including firsts for goalkeeper Aoife Norris and half back Laura Murphy while Tullaroan’s Miriam Walsh was named overall Player of the Year with Brian Dowling collecting his second Manager of the Year award in three seasons.
With a bumper crowd expected at Hotel Kilkenny, a number of tickets have been made available for sale online for €45. Dress code smart casual.
Ahead of this Saturday’s inter-county medal presentation, the Camán Caint podcast will be going live from Dicksboro GAA club for the second annual end-of-year awards including the unveiling of the junior, intermediate and senior teams of the year and individual player of the year awards. Keep an eye on our social channels from 7pm this Friday night for the live links.