Huge boost for All-Ireland champions Galway as 2019 Player of the Year returns for new season

THE REIGNING ALL-Ireland camogie champions Galway have received a huge boost ahead of the 2022 season as long-serving midfielder Niamh Kilkenny is returning for another year.

Kilkenny, who first joined the Galway panel in 2006, enjoyed a stellar campaign for the Tribeswomen last year as they collected their second All-Ireland title in three years.

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The42 understands that she is back in the Galway fold ahead of the National League which gets underway this weekend. Cathal Murray’s charges have been drawn in Group 2 and will host Offaly in their league opener in Gort this Saturday afternoon.

Galway reached the Division 1 final last year where they were narrowly defeated by Brian Dowling’s Kilkenny.

The St Pearses’ star midfielder is a six-time All-Star award winner and was named the  Camogie Association/WGPA Senior Players’ Player of the Year after Galway’s All-Ireland triumph in 2019. 

Kilkenny has also been shortlisted for the top award again in 2021, and is likely to pick up another All-Star after being included in the nominations last October.

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The camogie All-Star awards banquet was postponed due to Covid-19 restrictions and is set to take place in 2022.

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