By Seamus Hayes
Maire McGrath became Clare’s third ever camogie All star on Saturday night when she was named at full back on the 2014 team which is dominated by All-Ireland champions Cork who have nine on the team.
The Cratloe woman, who plays her club camogie with Sixmilebridge, was named at full back on this year’s team.
She follows in the footsteps of Catherine O’Loughlin (Kilnamona), who was the first Clare player to be honoured when she was named at corner forward in the 2005 team. Chloe Morey (Sixmilebridge) was named in the half back line in last year’s team.
Maire’s selection means that it’s a second all star for the McGrath household as her brother Conor was one of eight Clare players honoured after Clare had won the All-Ireland senior hurling title.
Maire’s selection comes at the end of a season in which Clare reached the National senior camogie final for the first time. they lost to Kilkenny in that final. Later in the year, they reached the quarter final of the All-Ireland senior championship and Maire played a key role in their progress in both competitions.
Cork dominate the selection with nine awards followed by Kilkenny with three, while Galway, Wexford and Clare each had one.