GAA award win­ners re­vealed

Mikey Lee and Seanie Fur­long named as county stars

Bray People - - SPORT -

THE cream of the Wick­low GAA crop were an­nounced at the Wick­low GAA Con­ven­tion in Aughrim last Satur­day night.

After a rather dis­ap­point­ing year for the county foot­ballers it was ace marks­man Seanie Fur­long from Kil­te­gan who was awarded the County Player of the Year award.

A league suc­cess is noth­ing to be sneezed at and de­spite the exit from the Christy Ring Cup the ef­forts of Mikey Lee from Bray did not go un­re­warded as it was an­nounced that he will pick up the County Hurler of the Year award at the cer­e­mony in early 2015.

When it comes to Se­nior club foot­ball there were many pos­si­bil­i­ties in­clud­ing sev­eral from the Rath­new club and in­deed, so it proved to be, when Peter Dig­nam’s name was called aloud.

The Rath­new goal­keeper’s penalty save in the county fi­nal and his ef­forts in the Le­in­ster club cham­pi­onship no doubt help­ing his cause along the way.

In Se­nior club hurl­ing it just had to be a Bray Em­mets player and in the cold light of day it just had to be John Hen­der­son. Some things don’t need to be teased out.

Some things are just a fact and the Bray cen­tre-half back was leg­endary in 2014.

In­ter­me­di­ate club foot­ball saw the Aughrim men come good after sev­eral at­tempts and their tal­is­man Robert Lam­bert was named as player of the year at this grade.

So telling was his in­flu­ence that when his com­rades went to play the Kilkenny club cham­pi­ons in the Le­in­ster cam­paign they ap­peared a rud­der­less out­fit with the Wick­low goal­keeper away on hol­i­days.

In the In­ter­me­di­ate hurl­ing cir­cles the award was given to the full de­serv­ing James Manley who starred this year in both codes.

In the Ju­nior ‘A’ foot­ball cham­pi­onship the man moun­tain that drove Bless­ing­ton to dra­mat­i­cally de­prive Kil­macanogue of a cham­pi­onship ti­tle, Barry O’Dono­van, could hardly be over­looked.

Bray’s Luke O’Reilly drove his Ju­nior hurl­ing team to vic­tory to com­plete a mar­vel­lous sea­son for the hurlers from the town.

It was a Bray Em­mets man who claimed the Ju­nior ‘B’ foot­ball award as well with Peter Walsh get­ting the nod.

Bless­ing­ton’s Michael O’Leary claimed the Ju­nior ‘C’ foot­ball award while in Mi­nor, Ciaran McGet­ti­gan from the vic­to­ri­ous St. Pat’s side won player of the year in foot­ball while the su­perb Enda Donoghue won the hurl­ing award at Mi­nor level.

Donard-the Glen’s Kel­lie O’Neill was quite rightly named as camogie’s player of the year while Sarah Jane Win­der put the dis­as­ter of a cham­pi­onship fi­nal de­feat in 2013 be­hind her to again cap­tain her beloved Balt­in­glass and guide them to Se­nior vic­tory in 2014.

In hand­ball Richard Wil­loughby Se­nior was the man to watch in 2014 and club per­son of the year went to Bless­ing­ton’s Mick Cur­ran.

County Se­nior Foot­baller - Seanie Fur­long (Kil­te­gan); Club Se­nior Foot­baller - Peter Dig­nam (Rath­new); In­ter­me­di­ate Foot­baller - Robert Lam­bert (Aughrim); Ju­nior A Foot­baller - Barry O’Dono­van (Bless­ing- ton); Ju­nior B Foot­baller - Peter Walsh (Bray Em­mets); Ju­nior C Foot­baller - Michael O’Leary (Bless­ing­ton); Mi­nor Foot­baller - Ciaran McGet­tin­gan (St. Pat- rick’s); County Se­nior Hurler - Mikey Lee (Bray Em­mets); Club Se­nior Hurler - John Hen­der­son (Bray Em­mets); In­ter­me­di­ate Hurler - James Manley (Gle- nealy); Ju­nior Hurler - Luke O’Reilly (Bray Em­mets); Mi­nor Hurler - Enda O’Dono­hue (Carnew Em­mets); Hand­ball - Richard Wil­loughby (Cool­boy); Club Per­son of the Year - Mick Cur­ran (Bless­ing­ton); Camogie - Kelly O’Neill (Donard-The Glen); Ladies foot­ball - Sarah Jane Win­der (Balt­in­glass)

Bray’s Mikey Lee who sCooped the County Player of the Year award.

Kil­te­gan’s Seanie Fur­long, player of the year in 2014.

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