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The 2012 Camogie All-Star Team: Where Are They Now?

The 2012 Camogie All-Star Team: Where Are They Now?
By Rory Cassidy Updated
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The 2012 camogie season saw Wexford bring the O'Duffy Cup back to the banks of the Slaney for the third year in a row under the management of JJ Doyle. The Model county had six Camogie All-Star winners that year.

Losing finalists Cork also had six players featuring in the team, while Galway, who lost to Cork in the semi-final, had two. Offaly, beaten by Wexford in the last four, were the only other county to have a camogie All-Star that year.

Ahead of this week's PwC Camogie All Stars, we've taken a look at where the 2012 winners are in their lives and their camogie careers.

2012 Camogie All-Star Team

Aoife Murray (Cork)

A seven time All-Star winner (2004, 2008, 2009, 2012, 2014, 2015 and 2017).

Murray won nine All-Ireland titles across an 18-year senior inter-county career prior to retiring in March 2020.

The quantity surveryor who is based in Dublin played her club camogie with Cloughduv. Back in 2020 she revealed that her inter-county camogie career had cost her in excess of €50,000.

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9 September 2018; Cork captain Aoife Murray lifts the O'Duffy Cup following the Liberty Insurance All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship Final match between Cork and Kilkenny at Croke Park in Dublin. Photo by Piaras Ó Mídheach/Sportsfile

Claire O'Connor (Wexford)

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A three time All-Star winner (2010, 2011 and 2012).

O'Connor won four All-Ireland titles and retired from playing senior club camogie with Rathnure two years ago but still lines out with the junior side.

The recently qualified life coach and primary school teacher has this year featured on TG4's 'Underdogs' as a coach and regurlarly appears on GAA Beo.

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Catherine O'Loughlin (Wexford)

A six time All-Star winner ( 2005, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011 and 2012).

O'Loughlin retired from playing inter-county camogie at the age of 28 after winning the O'Duffy Cup back in 2012. The four-time All-Ireland winner tasted Intermediate club championship success with Buffers Alley in 2018.

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17 April 2011; Catherine O'Loughlin, Wexford. Irish Daily Star Camogie League, Division 1, Final, Galway v Wexford, Semple Stadium, Thurles, Co. Tipperary. Picture credit: Brian Lawless / SPORTSFILE

Sheila Sullivan (Offaly)

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All-Star winner in 2012, as Offaly made the semi-finals for the first time in their history.

Plays her club camogie with Birr, who recently won the senior county final for the first time since in eight years. Birr were knocked out of the Leinster Championship by Oulart-the-Ballagh last weekend. Sullivan retired from playing inter-county camogie in 2015.

She was honoured with a civic reception from Birr Town Council in 2013 after winning her All-Star.

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Sullivan currently teaches PE in St. Brendan's Community School in Birr.

Pamela Mackey (Cork)

Four time All-Star winner (2012, 2015, 2016, 2018).

Plays her club camogie with Douglas. Ruled out retiring in 2021 but hasn't featured in the past two years.

Currently works with Janssen in Cork.

10 September 2017; Katie Power of Kilkenny in action against Pamela Mackey of Cork during the Liberty Insurance All-Ireland Senior Camogie Final match between Cork and Kilkenny at Croke Park in Dublin. Photo by Matt Browne/Sportsfile

Gemma O'Connor (Cork)

Eleven time All-Star winner (2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2017 and 2018).

The most decorated player in the game's history. O'Connor is a member of the army. Recently published her autobiography 'Why not a Warrior’ with Sinead Farrell.

O'Connor announced her retirement from the inter-county game in early 2021.

18 August 2012; Gemma O'Connor, Cork. All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship Semi-Final, Cork v Galway, Nowlan Park, Kilkenny. Picture credit: Matt Browne / SPORTSFILE

Deirdre Codd (Wexford)

All-Star winner 2012.

Four-time All-Ireland winner. Still plays with Duffry Rovers.

Niamh Kilkenny (Galway)

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Six time All-Star (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015 and 2019).

Kilkenny still plays inter-county camogie, lining out in midfield as Galway were defeated by Kilkenny in the All-Ireland semi-final this year. She is a member of the Pearses club.

Kilkenny is a teacher in the Holy Rosary College Mountbellew.

12 September 2021; Galway players Niamh Kilkenny, left, and Sarah Dervan celebrate with the O'Duffy Cup after their side's victory in the All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship Final match between Cork and Galway at Croke Park in Dublin. Photo by Piaras Ó Mídheach/Sportsfile

Jennifer O'Leary (Cork)

Eight time All-Star winner (2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014).

O'Leary currently works as a PE and English teacher. She is based in Armagh where she lives with her husband and came out of retirement earlier this year to play with the Orchard county.

O'Leary won four All-Ireland titles with Cork during her career.

Kate Kelly (Wexford)

Nine time All-Star winner (2004, 2006, 2007, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015 and 2016).

Kelly currently features as a co-commentator and analyst on RTÉ Radio One and South East Radio. She retired from playing inter-county camogie in 2017 after 21 years of service.

She won four All-Ireland titles in her decorated career.

12 September 2010; Wexford players, from left, Deirdre Codd, Claire O'Connor, Kate Kelly and Catherine O'Loughlin, celebrate at the end of the game. Gala All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship Final, Galway v Wexford, Croke Park, Dublin. Photo by Sportsfile

Niamh McGrath (Galway)

Three time All-Star winner (2012, 2013 and 2015).

Currently working as a solicitor in Dublin. Currently plays club camogie with Sarsfield, most recently winning the county title last week.

Briege Corkery (Cork)

Six time All-Star winner (2006, 2008, 2009, 2012, 2014 and 2015).

Corkery won eighteen All-Ireland medals across a glittering dual career (seven camogie and eleven football).

Corkery works as a stone mason and farmer. She featured in TG4's Laochra Gael series in 2021.

9 September 2018; Briege Corkery of Cork celebrates with her son Tadhg Scannell, age five months, after the Liberty Insurance All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship Final match between Cork and Kilkenny at Croke Park in Dublin. Photo by Piaras Ó Mídheach/Sportsfile

Katrina Mackey (Cork)

Five time All-Star winner (2012, 2014, 2016, 2017 and 2018).

Katrina is the twin sister of Pamela who also featured in the 2012 All-Star team. She played in this year's All-Ireland final where Cork were defeated by one point against Kilkenny.

Mackey has been nominated for an All-Star this year.

She is currently a post doctoral reseacher in the School of Chemistry in UCC.

Ursula Jacob (Wexford)

Four time All-Star winner (2010, 2011, 2012 and 2014).

Jacob won four All-Ireland medals with Wexford during her career, including captaining the team as they lifted the O'Duffy Cup in 2011.

Jacob works as Staff Officer with Tusla Child and Family Agency as well as featuring on RTÉ as a pundit.

She retired from club camogie after Oulart-the-Ballagh lost the rescheduled 2021 All-Ireland senior final earlier this year.

18 December 2021; Ursula Jacob of Oulart the Ballagh celebrates with a supporter after the 2020 AIB All-Ireland Senior Club Camogie Championship Final match between Sarsfields and Oulart the Ballagh at UMPC Nowlan Park, Kilkenny. Photo by Eóin Noonan/Sportsfile

Katrina Parrock (Wexford)

Three time All-Star winner (2010, 2011 and 2012).

Parrock won four All-Ireland medals with Wexford.

Parrock has also dabbled in other sports including ladies football, hockey, rugby and soccer, scoring the winning goal as Wexford Youths won the FAI Cup at the Aviva Stadium.

The 32-year-old currently works as a Sales Executive with MCSport.

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