Thursday 9th March 2023: Today, Electric Ireland is delighted to spotlight 15 exceptional players from this season’s Camogie Third Level Championships, as it unveils the 2023 Electric Ireland Camogie Third Level Rising Stars Team of the Year. Earlier this year, Electric Ireland announced their new partnership with the Camogie Association, which sees Electric Ireland support the game across grassroots, Higher Education and Intercounty levels.
In a season filled with stand-out team and individual performances, TU Dublin were crowned Ashbourne Cup winners for the first time ever, overcoming a dominant UCC side at Dave Billings Park, Belfield.
In this year’s Electric Ireland Camogie Third Level Rising Stars 2023 Team of the Year, Ashbourne Cup Champions, TU Dublin, are well represented with five players included while beaten finalists UCC have four representatives on the team. Beaten semi-finalists, DCU DÉ and SETU Waterford each have two players represented while two players from UL also feature.
This year’s Electric Ireland Camogie Third Level Rising Star Player of the Year is TU Dublin’s Megan Dowdall. Megan’s ball winning ability and eye for the posts made her almost unstoppable during TU Dublin’s Ashbourne Cup campaign.
2023 Electric Ireland Camogie Third Level Rising Stars Team of the Year
- Laura Brennan – SETU Waterford, Rathnure, Wexford
- Kate Lynch – UL, Gailltir, Waterford
- Keeley Corbett Barry – SETU Waterford, De La Salle, Waterford
- Meabh Murphy – UCC, Ballinora, Cork
- Niamh Gannon – TUD, St. Judes, Dublin
- Aoife Healy – UCC, Aghada, Cork
- Claire Gannon – TUD, St. Judes, Dublin
- Ciara O’Connor – DCU DÉ, St. Martin’s, Wexford
- Emma Manogue – TUD, James Stephen’s, Kilkenny
- Kate Kenny – DCU DÉ, St. Rynagh’s, Offaly
- Eimear Heffernan – UCC, Knockavilla Donaskeigh, Tipperary
- Laura Hayes – UCC, St. Catherine’s, Cork
- Megan Dowdall – TUD, Clonkill, Westmeath
- Róisín McCormick – TUD, Loughiel Shamrocks, Antrim
- Aine Keane – UL, St. Thomas’, Galway
Uachtarán an Cumann Camógaíochta, Hilda Breslin, said: “I would like to congratulate each of the players and their third level institutions on their achievements throughout this season’s Championship and for being named on the Camogie Team of the Year. Each year this competition excels, as do the players, evidenced by the incredible skill and determination shown throughout the Championship. We are immensely proud to have such strong representatives for the sport. Congratulations to each and every one of you.”
Sarah Sharkey, Brand, PR and Sponsorship Manager, Electric Ireland, commented: “We are delighted to announce the 2023 Electric Ireland Camogie Third Level Rising Stars Team of the Year, in this our first year of partnership with the Camogie Association. It has been wonderful to come on board as sponsor of these Championships and to be able to support these players, whose performances throughout the season have been incredibly exciting to watch. We would like to extend our congratulations to all players recognised, along with their third level institutions.”
Electric Ireland’s new partnership with the Camogie Association sees them become the title sponsor of the Electric Ireland Camogie All-Ireland Minor Championships and the Electric Ireland Camogie Third Level Championships, along with the Camogie Association’s Hurl With Me programme. The new partnership extends Electric Ireland’s long-standing support of youth development in GAA to Camogie for the first time.
The Electric Ireland Higher Education GAA Rising Stars Hurling and Football Teams of the Year will be announced on March 15th and March 20th respectively. These awards will acknowledge 15 outstanding performances from this year’s Fitzgibbon and Sigerson Cup Championships.
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