Minor

2024 Galway Camogie Minor Panel

Leah Behan

Club: Davitts
Position: Corner forward

Camogie Honours:
Junior school's All Ireland 2023.
U15 All Ireland.
Senior and Junior School Connacht final winners 2023/24

What do you enjoy most being involved with the county team? The friends I make and the competitiveness
Favourite camogie memory? Winning an All- Ireland with my school
Camogie player who inspired you growing up? Siobhán McGrath
What do you enjoy most about camogie? Training with my friends
Biggest influence? My family
Aspirations for the season ahead? Have a successful year with club, school and county

Ella Bergin

Club: Kinvara
Position: Forward

Camogie Honours: 
Minor A title
Connacht junior schools
u16 A1 title

What do you enjoy most being involved with the county team? making new friends and challenging myself
Favourite camogie memory? Winning minor
Camogie player who inspired you growing up? Niamh Kilkenny
What do you enjoy most about camogie? Playing with my friends
Biggest influence? Family
Aspirations for the season ahead? To do well with club and county

Ellen Bermingham

Club: Kinvara
Position: Forward

Camogie Honours: 
u16 A1 Cup,
Schools Junior B Connaught Final
Minor A Cup

What do you enjoy most being involved with the county team? Improving my camogie and new teammates
Favourite camogie memory? Winning club Minor A
Camogie player who inspired you growing up? Aoibheann Barry
What do you enjoy most about camogie? Memories and friends made and improving my fitness and skills
Biggest influence? My mum
Aspirations for the season ahead? Minor All Ireland and play to the best of my ability

Emily Brogan (C)

Club: Carnmore
Position: Half back/Midfield

Camogie Honours:
U12, U13, U14, U16 A county titles,
Junior B 12-a Side 2022,
1 Club All-star 2023

What do you enjoy most being involved with the county team? The perseverance every girl shows, the professionalism of the set up
Favourite camogie memory? Cork Feile in 2019 with Carnmore
Camogie player who inspired you growing up? Ava Crowe
What do you enjoy most about camogie? The physicality and the fast pace of the game 
Biggest influence? My aunties
Aspirations for the season ahead? Win an All-Ireland title with/Improve my fitness and skill further 

Ava Bloomer

Club: Portumna
Position: Forward

Camogie Honours: 
U15, U16 County titles,
Junior B County and Connaught titles

What do you enjoy most being involved with the county team? Getting to play at such a high standard and the friendships made within the team
Favourite camogie memory? Winning Junior B 2022
Camogie player who inspired you growing up? Aisling Thompson
What do you enjoy most about camogie? Constantly challenging myself to become a better player
Biggest influence? My parents
Aspirations for the season ahead? To have a successful year with both club and county

Katie Burke

Club: Kilconieron
Position: Forward

Camogie Honours: 
School All-Ireland 2022,
Schools Junior and Senior A Connaught final,
Junior A league,
Minor B1 championship

What do you enjoy most being involved with the county team? The friendships made and playing at a high level
Favourite camogie memory? Winning schools All-Ireland
Camogie player who inspired you growing up? Denise Gaule
What do you enjoy most about camogie? Friendships made along the way
Biggest influence? Family
Aspirations for the season ahead? Win junior A with club and win Minor All-Ireland

Caoimhe Callaghan

Club: Castlegar
Position: Midfield

Camogie Honours:
Intermediate league 2022,
Intermediate championship 2022,
Connacht Intermediate 2022,
Senior B League 2023,
Minor B League 2023,
Minor B Championship 2023

What do you enjoy most being involved with the county team? Competing at the highest level
Favourite camogie memory? Winning intermediate and Minor B championship with my club
Camogie player who inspired you growing up? Aislinn Connolly 
What do you enjoy most about camogie? The friends I’ve made over the years and just enjoying it in general 
Biggest influence? My family
Aspirations for the season ahead? To win the All Ireland with Galway and Senior B with club

Siobhan Carr

Club: Clarinbridge
Position: Forwards

Camogie Honours:
2 Junior A schools Connaught finals,
3 Senior A schools Connaught finals,
1 Senior A schools All Ireland title
U14 and U15 B titles with Club

What do you enjoy most being involved with the county team? Meeting new people, training in such a high standard environment 
Favourite camogie memory? Winning an Ireland with my school 
Camogie player who inspired you growing up? Aisling Thompson
What do you enjoy most about camogie? The competitiveness and the friendships you make 
Biggest influence? Team mates
Aspirations for the season ahead? Win a senior all Ireland with my school, win a county minor all Ireland and win senior b with my club 

Aoibhe Donnellan

Club: Craughwell
Position: Backs

Camogie Honours:
U13 A Championship,
U14 Regional A Féile,
U15 A Championship
Minor B Championship

What do you enjoy most being involved with the county team? Getting to know new people 
Favourite camogie memory? Winning Regional Féile in 2019
Camogie player who inspired you growing up? Leanne Freaney 
What do you enjoy most about camogie? The friendships I’ve made over the years 
Biggest influence? My club coaches 
Aspirations for the season ahead? Reach the All-Ireland Minor Final

Niamh Duffy

Club: Craughwell
Position: Centre back, midfield, wing back

Camogie Honours: 
U13A1, U14 All Ireland Regional Feile, U15A, U15C, Minor B,
All Ireland Senior A Schools,
3 Connacht Senior A Schools,
2 Connacht Junior A Schools

What do you enjoy most being involved with the county team? Improving as a player while making friends and memories
Favourite camogie memory? Winning All Ireland U14 Regional Feile in Kilkenny with my club
Camogie player who inspired you growing up? Niamh Kilkenny
What do you enjoy most about camogie? Improving my skills and making friends
Biggest influence? My parents
Aspirations for the season ahead? Win the All Ireland minor title and start in championship

Caoimhe Fahey

Club: St Colmans
Position: Half Forward / Midfielder

Camogie Honours:
U16A, U14A, U15A1 &A1 Feile U14A1,
Connacht schools

What do you enjoy most being involved with the county team? Training and playing with the best girls in Galway.
Favourite camogie memory? Winning the U16 final with my club in 2023.
Camogie player who inspired you growing up? Aine Keane
What do you enjoy most about camogie? The craic with the girls.
Biggest influence? Dad
Aspirations for the season ahead? Push on with both my club and the county teams.

Sophie Flynn

Club: Kiltormer
Position: Forwards

Camogie Honours: 
Junior camogie player of the year 2021- Ardscoil mhuire,
Junior and Senior Connaught final winners 2022,2023
Junior and Senior All Ireland Finalists 2022,2023,- Ardscoil Mhuire,
Minor county final winners 2023,
Club All-stars 2022,2023

What do you enjoy most being involved with the county team? Playing at a high standard, meeting friends along the way
Favourite camogie memory? Going up intermediate with kiltormer and winning the Minor county final this year
Camogie player who inspired you growing up? Ann-Marie Hayes
What do you enjoy most about camogie? The friends I made along the way
Biggest influence? My family
Aspirations for the season ahead? To get on well with Intermediate and Minor club, to win an All Ireland with Galway

Emer Gantley

Club: St Colmans
Position:Goalkeeper

Camogie Honours: 
2022 Junior A County and Connacht champions,
Senior B Connacht Colleges champions,
Senior C All-Ireland Colleges finalists

What do you enjoy most being involved with the county team? Training hard and making new friends
Favourite camogie memory? Winning the Junior A county title
Camogie player who inspired you growing up? Sarah Healy
What do you enjoy most about camogie? Having the craic at training, improving my game, and being part of a team
Biggest influence? My grandad
Aspirations for the season ahead? Winning intermediate with club, and doing my best to make the starting team with the Galway minors

Rebecca Gardiner

Club: Ardrahan
Position: Forward

Camogie Honours:
2 U14 A1 finals,
U14 feile All Ireland,
U15 All Ireland,
Minor A schools final
Senior B schools final
Junior S schools final

What do you enjoy most being involved with the county team? Getting to know new people
Favourite camogie memory? Winning Regional Féile in 2019
Camogie player who inspired you growing up? Leanne Freaney
What do you enjoy most about camogie? The friendships I’ve made over the years
Biggest influence? My club coaches
Aspirations for the season ahead? Reach the All-Ireland Minor Final

Laura Gately

Club: Kinvara
Position:Full Back

Camogie Honours: 
U16 A1 Champions 2019, Schools
Junior B Connacht Final 2022,
Minor A League and Championship 2023

What do you enjoy most being involved with the county team? The Intense training sessions and the new friends made
Favourite camogie memory? Winning Minor A 2023
Camogie player who inspired you growing up? Sinead Keane
What do you enjoy most about camogie? A great way to de-stress & keep fit
Biggest influence? Orlaith McGrath
Aspirations for the season ahead? To win the All Ireland Final 2024 and be successful with Kinvara

Michelle Gately

Club: Kiltormer
Position:Goalkeeper

Camogie Honours: 
Connacht Junior schools title 2021,
Connacht Senior schools title 2022 with Ardscoil Mhuire.
Minor A1 County title 2023

What do you enjoy most being involved with the county team? Getting the opportunity to train and play camogie at a high standard and the friendships I’ve made with my teammates.
Favourite camogie memory? Winning the Junior A semi final this year with Kiltormer (2023)
Camogie player who inspired you growing up? Sinéad Cormican
What do you enjoy most about camogie? The lifelong friends I’ve made while playing, growing up playing camogie with my sisters and how camogie brings communities together.
Biggest influence? My mam
Aspirations for the season ahead? To win the Minor All Ireland with Galway!

Kate Holohan

Club: Skehana Menlough
Position:Wing back

Camogie Honours: 
All-Ireland Galway U15,
Club Minor title
U15 title

What do you enjoy most being involved with the county team? Making new friends and becoming a better player
Favourite camogie memory? U15 club final in 2022
Camogie player who inspired you growing up? Emma Helebert
What do you enjoy most about camogie? New friendships, and training hard for it to pay off
Biggest influence? Mom & Dad
Aspirations for the season ahead? Win out minor with Galway and Skehana

Caoimhe Kelly (VC)

Club: Sarsfields
Position:Corner forward

Camogie Honours: 
1 u14 A, 1 u15 A,1 feile A, 2 u16 A,
1 schools All Ireland,
2 senior league,
2 senior county titles,
1 All Ireland senior club title

What do you enjoy most being involved with the county team? Friendships made with people from other clubs and the high standards
Favourite camogie memory? Winning the club All Ireland 2022
Camogie player who inspired you growing up? Niamh Kilkenny
What do you enjoy most about camogie? The social aspect and keeping fit
Biggest influence? Family
Aspirations for the season ahead? To have a successful year with both club and county

Ruth Kilkenny

Club: Kiltormer
Position:Half back

Camogie Honours: 
Minor A1 cup 2023

What do you enjoy most being involved with the county team? Meeting new people
Favourite camogie memory? The day of the u16 county All Ireland final
Camogie player who inspired you growing up? Sarah Dervan
What do you enjoy most about camogie? Making new friends along the way
Biggest influence? My family and coaches
Aspirations for the season ahead? To have a succesful year with club, school and county

Emily Lawless

Club: Shamrocks
Position: Corner forward

Camogie Honours: 
U16A1 2021, U16A1 2022,
Minor A 2022,
Intermediate 2023,
Intermediate Connacht 2023,
Junior B Connacht schools camogie 2022,
Senior B Connacht school 2023,
Junior schools All Ireland 2023,
Junior C league 2023

What do you enjoy most being involved with the county team? Learning new skills
Favourite camogie memory? Minor final 2022
Camogie player who inspired you growing up? Aoife Donohue
What do you enjoy most about camogie? The friends made
Biggest influence? Parents
Aspirations for the season ahead? To win the All Ireland

Katie Lawless

Club: Portumna
Position: Corner forward

Camogie Honours: 
U15 All Ireland
U16 B1 cup final

What do you enjoy most being involved with the county team? The friends you make, how competitive it is.
Favourite camogie memory? U16 B1 cup final 2021 vs Castlegar
Camogie player who inspired you growing up? Niamh Kilkenny
What do you enjoy most about camogie? Winning with your friends
Biggest influence? Veronica Curtin
Aspirations for the season ahead? Win the Minor All Ireland, be successful with the club

Ruth Lohan

Club: Portumna
Position: Centre forward

Camogie Honours: 
Under 11/12/14/15/16 county titles,
Junior County and Connacht titles 2022,
Player of the match (county final),
1 Junior All Star 2023,
Minor league title 2023,

What do you enjoy most being involved with the county team? Improving my fitness, and making new friends
Favourite camogie memory? Winning the u16 county title in 2021
Camogie player who inspired you growing up? Ashling Thompson
What do you enjoy most about camogie? Competition, challenge and rewards
Biggest influence? My parents
Aspirations for the season ahead? To win the All Ireland minor title for Galway 2024

Abbie Massey

Club: St. Thomas
Position: Midfield

Camogie Honours:
Senior B final 2023,
School Senior B Final,
kilbeacanty 7s

What do you enjoy most being involved with the county team? The experience
Favourite camogie memory? Winning the Senior B club final
Camogie player who inspired you growing up? Lorraine Coen
What do you enjoy most about camogie? Making new friends
Biggest influence? Áine Keane
Aspirations for the season ahead? Winning All Ireland 2024 for Galway

Eva McGlynn

Club: Athenry
Position: Wing forward

Camogie Honours:
Feile A 2022 county championship
U15 A county championship
Junior Connaught A schools final

What do you enjoy most being involved with the county team? Meeting new people and challenging myself 
Favourite camogie memory? Winning Feile A 2022 county championship 
Camogie player who inspired you growing up? Niamh Kilkenny
What do you enjoy most about camogie? Making friends for life and the feeling you get when you win 
Biggest influence? My parents
Aspirations for the season ahead? To win the Junior School All Ireland and to win the Minor All Ireland championship 

 

Ciara McGrath

Club: Sarsfields
Position: Half back line / Midfield/ Half forward line

Camogie Honours:
U14 county title
U15 county title & Feile title
2 u16 county titles
1 school senior all Ireland
2 senior leagues
2 senior county titles
1 All Ireland club 2022

What do you enjoy most being involved with the county team? Friendships made and everyone training at their highest standard
Favourite camogie memory? Winning club All Ireland with Sarsfields
Camogie player who inspired you growing up? Beth Carton
What do you enjoy most about camogie? Playing with the people you are closest too
Biggest influence? Family
Aspirations for the season ahead? Win Minor and Senior for club - win Minor with Galway

Amy Morgan

Club: Shamrocks
Position: Backs

Camogie Honours:
U14 A1, u16A1,
Minor A,
All Ireland u15,
School All Ireland,
3 school Connaught,
Intermediate - County and Connaught.

What do you enjoy most being involved with the county team? Meeting new people
Favourite camogie memory? Winning Minor 2022
Camogie player who inspired you growing up? Sarah Dervan
What do you enjoy most about camogie? Meeting new people
Biggest influence? My family
Aspirations for the season ahead? To win the All-Ireland with the team

Siobhan Mullins

Club: St. Thomas
Position:Corner / Wing Forward

Camogie Honours: 
Connacht Colleges Senior B Champions 2023,
Connacht Colleges Junior B Champions 2023,
All Ireland Colleges Runners-up 2023,
Kilbeacanty 7s Champions 2022 & 2023,
County Senior B Club Champions 2023

What do you enjoy most being involved with the county team? Making friends and learning from new coaches
Favourite camogie memory? Winning Senior B Club Championship with St Thomas'
Camogie player who inspired you growing up? Sandra Tannian
What do you enjoy most about camogie? Keeping fit and making new friends
Biggest influence? My parents
Aspirations for the season ahead? To win the Minor All Ireland and have a successful year with my club at Senior A level

Leah Murphy

Club: Mountbellew Moylough
Position: Midfield/forward

Camogie Honours:
U14,15,16 club county titles
2023 Intermediate Club All Star

What do you enjoy most being involved with the county team? The friendships made, continuously working to improve myself as a player and making the most of the high standards of county training
Favourite camogie memory? Intermediate club semi-final win 2023
Camogie player who inspired you growing up? Niamh Kilkenny
What do you enjoy most about camogie? The friendships and memories you make along the way
Biggest influence? Grandparents
Aspirations for the season ahead? To win the minor All Ireland

Therese Marie Murray

Club: Pearses
Position: Midfield

Camogie Honours:
U14, U15,U16 and Minor club titles
Captained Galway u16A team, 2022
School Junior Camogie Player of the Year 2023

What do you enjoy most being involved with the county team? Learning from other camoige players and to be constantly improving.
Favourite camogie memory? Beating cork in the first round of championship in 2022
Camogie player who inspired you growing up? Niamh Kilkenny
What do you enjoy most about camogie? The friendships I’ve made throughout the years
Biggest influence? My family, especially my sister
Aspirations for the season ahead? Have a successful season with all the teams I’m involved in

Rachel Murphy

Club: Salthill Knocknacarra
Position: Full Back line

Camogie Honours:
U13 B Shield 2019,
u14 B County and Regional Féile winners 2019,
u14 B title 2020,
U15 A1 Shield title 2020,
u16 A1 shield title 2021,
Intermediate League title 2023

What do you enjoy most being involved with the county team? Meeting new girls and playing at such a high standard
Favourite camogie memory? Winning regional féile and doing a victory lap after
Camogie player who inspired you growing up? Ashling Thompson
What do you enjoy most about camogie? The banter at training and the competitiveness of matches
Biggest influence? My parents and family
Aspirations for the season ahead? To improve my skills and hopefully win an all Ireland medal

Leah O'Halloran

Club: Shamrocks
Position: Forward

Camogie Honours:
U15 A county title,
U16 A1 county title,
Minor A county title,
Intermediate county & Connaught title,
Senior Schools Connaught title,
Junior Schools Connaught title,
Junior Schools all Ireland title

What do you enjoy most being involved with the county team? Getting to meet new people
Favourite camogie memory? Winning the Minor A county title
Camogie player who inspired you growing up? Aisling Thompson
What do you enjoy most about camogie? Making great friends
Biggest influence? My family
Aspirations for the season ahead? Making great friends

Mia Rodgers

Club: Kinvara
Position: Forwards/ Midfield

Camogie Honours:
Club Minor A Championship 2023,
U16A Shield 2023,
U16A Shield 2021,
U14A1 Cup,
Connacht Schools Junior B

What do you enjoy most being involved with the county team? Getting to play at a such a high standard
Favourite camogie memory? Winning Minor A championship
Camogie player who inspired you growing up? Orlaith McGrath
What do you enjoy most about camogie? The friendships formed
Biggest influence? My family
Aspirations for the season ahead? To play to the best of my abilities

Grace Tarpey

Club: Oranmore Maree
Position: Midfield

Camogie Honours:
U13 B county final
Schools Minor final 2022
All Ireland final 2022,
Schools senior final 2023

What do you enjoy most being involved with the county team? The high standards and the friendships made through the years
Favourite camogie memory? Féile 2022
Camogie player who inspired you growing up? Niamh Hanniffy
What do you enjoy most about camogie? Winning and playing matches
Biggest influence? Family
Aspirations for the season ahead? Have a successful year with club and county

Aisling Whyte

Club: Craughwell
Position: Goalkeeper

Camogie Honours:
U15 A, Minor B, Regional Féile 2019,
Junior A school All Ireland 2019

What do you enjoy most being involved with the county team? The training and meeting new people
Favourite camogie memory? Winning u15
Camogie player who inspired you growing up? Erin Dolan
What do you enjoy most about camogie? The Competitiveness
Biggest influence? Club coaches
Aspirations for the season ahead? Win All Ireland and club Minor

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