All Ireland senior camogie winning captain, Angela Downey, is regarded as one of the greatest camogie players of all time. She was a member of the Kilkenny senior team from 1970 until 1994.
From Ballyragget, at the age of 13, Angela helped her club St Paul’s win their first All-Ireland club medal. When she was 15, Angela made it on to the county senior team that won 12 All Irelands, including the seven-in-a row team from 1985 to 1991. Angela won 13 Leinster medals and eight National League medals. With her two clubs St Paul’s and Lisdowney she won 22 county titles and six All-Ireland club medals.
She was named on the Camogie Team of the Century. She received a Lifetime Achievement Award at The Irish Times/Irish Sports Council Sportswoman of the Year 2009.
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