Westmeath camogie stars Pamela Greville (Raharney) and Aoife Higgins (Lough Lene Gaels) have been nominated for Soaring Star awards by the Camogie Association.
Raharney’s Greville, who won Soaring Star awards in 2012 and 2015, was a consistent top scorer at centre forward for Westmeath this year, as the Maroons guaranteed themselves provincial senior championship camogie next year, and reached the Division 2 league final.
Lough Lene Gaels star Higgins lined out at full back on Westmeath’s intermediate team this year, and put in solid performances in every game. She also represented the Lake County on the Leinster team in the interprovincial competition this summer.
The annual Camogie Association awards will take place in the CityWest Hotel, Dublin on Saturday November 4.
The full list of Soaring Star nominees is as follows:
Goalkeepers: Maria McNally (Down), Amy Lee (Cork), Shannon Touhey (Offaly).
Full-Back Line: Niamh Leen (Kerry), Sarah Harrington (Cork), Sabrina Larkin (Tipperary), Aoife Higgins (Westmeath), Nicole Kelly (Down), Alannah Savage (Down), Leah Weste (Cork).
Half-Back Line: Aileen McManus (Antrim), Jennifer Barry (Cork), Gertie Dowd (Roscommon), Fionnuala Carr (Down), Siobhán Hutchinson (Cork), Dearbhla Magee (Down), Deirdre Johnstone (Dublin).
Midfield: Paula Gribben (Down), Nicola Loughnane (Tipperary), Katelyn Hickey (Cork), Gráinne McNicholl (Derry), Patrice Diggin (Kerry).
Half-Forward Line: Pamela Greville (Westmeath), Caragh Dawson (Dublin), Finola Neville (Cork), Jenny Grace (Tipperary), Katie McAleese (Antrim), Saoirse McCarthy (Cork), Ciara Donnelly (Armagh).
Full-Forward Line: Aoife Bugler (Dublin), Sara-Louise Carr (Down), Sinéad O’ Brien (Roscommon), Caitríona Collins (Cork), Caroline Sugrue (Cork), Niamh Mallon (Down), Saoirse Sands (Down).