Limerick’s Aaron Gillane has been awarded the PwC GAA/GPA Player of the Month for August capping off a fine few days for the forward following on from Limerick’s All-Ireland final win against Galway. Tyrone’s Colm Cavanagh picked up the football award for his role in securing an All-Ireland final place for his county following their semi-final win over Monaghan.
The pair were at PwC’s head offices in Dublin today to collect their awards. They were joined there by July winners Conor McManus (Monaghan) and Peter Duggan (Clare) who also picked up their trophies.
Gillane was recognised for his brilliant performance against Cork in the All-Ireland semi-final where he contributed thirteen points in total. Cavanagh was outstanding as Mickey’ Harte’s Tyrone side overcame Monaghan in their All-Ireland semi-final encounter. That win set up a showdown with Dublin the decider on September 2nd.
Commenting on the announcement, Marie Coady, Partner at PwC Ireland, said: "First of all I would like to extend warm congratulations to Aaron in particular, following Limerick’s win over Galway on Sunday. It was a massive occasion for Limerick to bridge that long gap since 1973. At PwC we’re always looking to nurture and encourage young talent and to see such a young team be the best they can be on one of the biggest days of all is an inspiration to young people on and off the pitch.
Pictured are (l-r): Colm Cavanagh of Tyrone; Philip Greene, GPA; Uachtarain Cumann Luthchleas Gael John Horan and Marie Coady, PwC Partner.
“To Colm too, a huge well done for all he has done as Tyrone has progressed to the football decider. He has a big couple of weeks ahead and we wish him the very best.
“Thanks to Peter and Conor for being here today also. Both had outstanding seasons and their respective wins of these awards in July was very well merited.”
GAA President, John Horan said; “Massive congratulations to both Aaron and Colm on winning these individual awards. Ultimately, it’s all about the team but it’s great to be able to recognise and mark individual achievements.
“Aaron put in a brilliant performance against Cork while Colm was excellent as Tyrone reached the All-Ireland final. Both are very worthy winners.
“Congratulations again too, to Peter and Conor on receiving their trophies for July.”
Speaking on behalf of the GPA, Executive Committee member Philip Greene added; “Congratulations to the four players on being named the PwC GAA/GPA Players of the Month in hurling and football for July and August. They have put in brilliant individual displays which have contributed massively to their teams’ successes in 2018.
“Well done to Aaron on being part of Limerick’s All-Ireland winning side.”
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