The 13th annual Mayo News/O’Neills Club Stars awards, held in association with AIB, were announced last night at a reception held in the Knockranny Hotel in Westport. Here’s a quick run-down on the list of winners that were revealed at last night’s event.
Club Stars Team of the Year: Rory Byrne (Castlebar Mitchels); Michael Plunkett (Ballintubber), Ger McDonagh (Castlebar Mitchels), Donie Newcombe (Castlebar Mitchels); Trevor Nally (Garrymore), James McCormack (Claremorris), Paddy Durcan (Castlebar Mitchels); Jason Gibbons (Ballintubber), Barry Moran (Castlebar Mitchels); Kevin McLoughlin (Knockmore), Alan Dillon (Ballintubber), Kevin Feerick (Hollymount/Carramore); David Stenson (Castlebar Mitchels), Cillian O’Connor (Ballintubber), Danny Kirby (Castlebar Mitchels). Replacements: Gary Loftus (Ballintubber), Jamie Oates (Garrymore), Cian Costello (Castlebar Mitchels), James Shaughnessy (Claremorris), Brian Reape (Moy Davitts).
Golden Boot (Senior): Cillian O’Connor, scoring 2-40 in the SFC
Golden Boot (Intermediate): Brian Reape, scoring 7-38 in the IFC
Personality of the Year: Andy Moran (who else?)
Hall of Fame Award: PJ McGrath
Volunteers of the Year: CLG Tuar Mhic Eadaigh for their hosting of Comortás Peile na Gaeltachta
Special Achievement Award: Carnacon LGFA club, All-Ireland senior champions for 2017
Special Achievement Award: Westport GAA club, All-Ireland intermediate champions for 2017
Special Achievement Award: Tooreen hurling club, Connacht intermediate champions for 2017
Hurling Recognition Award: Joe Henry (Tooreen)
Managers of the Year: Declan O’Reilly and Declan Shaw (Castlebar Mitchels)
Junior Footballer of the Year: Adrian Leonard (Lahardane MacHales)
Intermediate Footballer of the Year: Brian Reape (Moy Davitts)
Senior Footballer of the Year: Ger McDonagh (Castlebar Mitchels)
Congrats to all the winners (hopefully I’ve included them all in the above list) and well done to them on their respective achievements in 2017.