|Irish name||Áine Nic Giolla Domhnaigh|
|Born||1957 (age 60–61)
|St Paul’s and Lisdowney|
Ann Downey (born 1957 in Castlecomer, Ireland) is a retired camogie player, winner of 12 All Ireland inter-county medals, captaining the team in 1989 and 1994, and seven All-Ireland club medals with St Paul’s and Lisdowney – one more than her famous sister Angela who was suspended for one final.
Her father, Shem Downey won an All-Ireland medal with Kilkenny in 1947, playing in one of the greatest finals in hurling history. Her twin sister Angela was cited in 2004 as the greatest player in the history of camogie.
She went to school in Castlecomer before joining her sister in St Brigid’s in Callan. During their careers in the 1970s and '80s Kilkenny completely dominated the game, including winning seven senior All-Irelands in-a-row from 1985 to 1991.
She was recipient of the Player of the year award in 1991 on her own account and jointly with her sister Angela in 1986 and 1989. In 2010 the Downey sisters received a Lifetime Achievement in Sport award.
Team of the Century
A notable golfer, she also won Irish Veterans' Championship over-40 women's squash singles in 1998.
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- Hickey, Paddy (1998-12-02) Ireland face Euro drop. Independent.ie. Retrieved on 2013-02-09.
- Camogie.ie Official Camogie Association Website
- Irish Independent: ‘Downey's faith in vibrant Cats’ Sept 12 2009
- On The Ball Official Camogie Magazine Issue 1 and issue 2[permanent dead link]
- County and provincial websites: Antrim Armagh Clare camogie Connacht Cork Derry Down Dublin Galway Kerry Kildare Kilkenny Leinster Limerick London Louth Meath Munster North America Offaly Tipperary Ulster Waterford Wexford Wicklow