Kildare Camogie Clubs came together to nominate the Kildare Player of the Decade and even though there were five or six strong contenders one player had the edge over all others.
Susie O'Carroll from Celbridge hit the county scene in 2004 at the age of 17 winning a Division 2 league medal with Kildare in her first year.
Over the past decade Susie’s list of achievements and awards amount to a substantial haul .On a national level as a minor in 2004 Susie was nominated for a “Young Player All Star Award” but unfortunately lost out to Stephanie Gannon of Galway . Susie has since been awarded Soaring Star Awards in 2009, 2012 and 2013. Winning her first inter county medal in 2004 with Kildare as a deadly accurate forward, she has over the past decade has been to the fore in helping Kildare win Division 4 league in 2009, The Nancy Murray Junior championship and Leinster league in 2010, Division 3 league in 2011, Junior Premier All Ireland and Leinster Championship in 2013 and Intermediate Leinster Championship this year.
Within the county Susie was nominated Kildare Young Camogie Player of the Year in 2003 and Kildare Senior Camogie Player of the Year in 2006, 2009 and 2013. Susie lined out for UCD during her college years winning two Ashbourne Cups in 2007 and 2008, captaining the team in 2008 and been awarded Player of the Tournament.
On the club front Susie has (to date) three Senior Championship medals and four Senior League medals with Celbridge. Susie O'Carroll is a joy to watch as she gathers the sliothar and goes goal bound (except if you are in goals for the opposition) she has over the decade given her all to camogie both at club level and county level and we congratulate her on this well deserved award.