Photo: Mayo Mick
Right, the votes are in and counted and it’s time to announce the winner of the inaugural Mayo GAA Blog Player of the Year award for 2014. It’s a decisive enough result too with star forward and vice-captain of the team Cillian O’Connor coming out on top with 33% of the popular vote, ahead of Colm Boyle on 24%, Keith Higgins on 23%, Aidan O’Shea on 9% and Jason Doherty on 4%.
The vote represents well deserved recognition for the young Ballintubber man who contributed hugely to the cause this year, right from when he returned to action in early March following his shoulder surgery late last year. The twice Young Player of the Year once again featured heavily in the scoring stakes in this year’s championship and it’s all but certain that, for the second year running, he’ll end up as overall top scorer in this year’s summer campaign.
Well done to Cillian on becoming the first winner of this award and here’s hoping that it won’t be the only gong he’ll be picking up in 2014. An overdue All-Star award would be fitting recognition for all he’s done on the field this year.