Wexford camogie team win national award

All-Ireland Camogie champions Wexford took the National title at the Canon Hayes Sports Awards, which took place in the Aherlow House Hotel, Tipperary on Saturday night.

All-Ireland Camogie champions Wexford took the National title at the Canon Hayes Sports Awards, which took place in the Aherlow House Hotel, Tipperary on Saturday night.

The award was presented by Olympic gold medallist Ronnie Delany to the successful Wexford side. It was a memorable year for the Model County as they won their first All-Ireland Camogie title in 32 years under the stewardship of Stellah Sinnott.

Sinnott only took charge of the side at the beginning of the season and guided them to the final of the National League where they were beaten by reigning league and All-Ireland Champions Cork. Wexford then returned the favour the following week when they defeated Cork by ten points in the first round of the championship.

Wexford went on to qualify for the semi final of the All-Ireland where they easily defeated Galway before a thrilling victory over Cork in the Final at Croke Park. This stopped a great Cork side from completing a three-in-a-row.

Liz Howard, President of the Camogie Association: "I'm delighted that the achievement of the Wexford camogie team in capturing the O'Duffy Cup has been acknowledged by being chosen as the winners of the prestigious Canon Hayes National Award. They join an elite group of previous that includes Sonia O Sullivan Dermort Weld, Aidan O Brien, Brian Cody and the Munster Rugby Team. This also recognises the profile that camogie has at present."

Wexford took the award ahead of European gold medal boxer Katie Taylor and the Irish U-18 Basketball Team.

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