1. Martina O’Brien (West Cork): The Cork number one was a leader in the West Cork set-up this season. The Clonakilty club woman brought organisation and solidity to the back and was pivotal in her side reaching their first-ever county final.
4. Sinead Cotter (St Val’s) Cotter’s season took off when she was switched from midfield to the half-back line. A former All-Ireland winning Cork U21 captain, Cotter also enjoyed a stint with the Cork seniors between 2015 and 2017. Tenacious in the tackle, Cotter was a standout performer in her side’s narrow defeat to Mourneabbey in the county semi-final.
7. Daire Kiely (West Cork): The Valley Rovers player enjoyed her first season as a Cork senior footballer this year and the training has clearly paid off. Kiely was one of West Cork’s key performers and, at half-back, she covered a huge amount of ground. Her darting runs were a nightmare for opponents. The first-year Mary I student has a big future for both club and county.
10. Aine Terry O’Sullivan (West Cork): The Beara star has enjoyed her best season in a Cork jersey and was West Cork’s marquee forward throughout the championship. She has transformed her game this season and put in some fantastic shifts in the West Cork jersey, contributing 1-10 over the course of the two county finals.
13. Rhona Ní Bhuacalla (St Val’s): Former Cork senior Ni Bhuacalla enjoyed her first year in a St Val’s jersey this season and settled into the club seamlessly. Having suffered a cruciate injury in 2017, Ni Bhuacalla returned to club football this summer and was in sensational form in front of goal and added a new dimension to the St Val’s attack.