Donnelly Double Act nominated for Junior Player of the Year

Armagh’s deadly duo, Ciara and Leanne Donnelly have both been nominated for the Camogie Junior Player of the Year.

The Eglish girls fill two spaces on the shortlist, while Cavan’s Roisin O’Keeffe has also received a nomination.

The Donnelly’s were pivotal in helping Armagh become All-Ireland Junior Championships, seeing off Roscommon, Tyrone and Cavan in the process.

The inside trio of the Donnelly’s and joint-captain Rachael Merry accounted for all of the Orchard County’s scores in the final.

Ciara Donnelly top scored for her side throughout the campaign, striking 1-22 across the three encounters, hitting 0-13 in the decider.

Leanne recorded 0-4, all from play, in the final game of the season, brining her overall tally to 1-7 for the campaign.

The virtual awards ceremony will take place on Saturday 6th of March, when the Camogie Association will also name their Teams of the Year.

Armagh are sure to be well represented on the ‘Soaring Stars’ team, picked from the Intermediate and Junior Championships.

Due to the shortened season, no nominees for the Teams of the Year will be released, and the teams will be revealed at the awards ceremony.

The players will get the opportunity to vote for their Player of the Year, with the winner named on March 6th.

It’s been a good couple weeks for Armagh Camogie, as Ciara Donnelly was also named on The Irish News All-Star team.

Granemore’s Ciara Hill picked up the Gaelic Life Camogie Player of the Year, for her performances in getting her club to the Senior Championship Final.