Clare’s Peter Duggan and Monaghan’s Conor McManus have been voted PwC GAA/GPA Player of the Month award winners for their respective performances in hurling and football in July.
Peter Duggan has been in outstanding form throughout this championship and was crucial in taking Clare to to an All-Ireland Hurling Championship semi-final replay with Galway after extra time in the drawn game. Across three fixtures in July, Duggan contributed 1-28 making him the Clare’s top scorer for the championship.
Conor McManus has lead Monaghan to an All-Ireland Football Championship semi-final following exceptional performances against Kildare, Laois and Kerry. In July, he contributed a combined total of 1-18 across those matches with McManus’s accuracy proving vital in Monaghan’s progression.
Commenting on the announcement, Feargal O’Rourke, Managing Partner of PwC Ireland, said: "On behalf of PwC, I would like to congratulate both Peter and Conor on their exceptional performances in July which contributed so much to the two exceptional All Ireland Championships that we’ve been fortunate enough to enjoy so far this year. We’re delighted to reward Peter and Conor with the PwC GAA/GPA Player of the Month awards for July.”
Pictured are (l-r): Peter Duggan of Clare; Marie Coady, PwC Partner; Uachtarain Cumann Luthchleas Gael John Horan; Philip Greene, GPA and Conor McManus of Monaghan.
GAA President, John Horan said; “Sincere congratulations to both Peter and Conor on their respective hurling and football awards for the month of July.
"Peter was instrumental in the drama that unfolded in the drawn hurling semi-final with Galway, and Conor has been vital in helping Monaghan to reach an All-Ireland Football semi-final for the first time in 30 years.”
"Well done to both on being recognized by their peers and thanks to the GPA and PwC for partnering with us for these awards."
Speaking on behalf of the GPA, Executive Committee Member Ronan Sheehan added; “Congratulations to Clare Hurler Peter Duggan and Monaghan Footballer Conor McManus on their respective July Player of the Month awards.
“The two players have performed brilliantly in July among a series of stellar outings. Well done to both very deserving winners.”
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