The PwC GAA/GPA Player of the Month Award winners were announced at PwC’s offices in Dublin today. Cavan’s Martin Reilly and Cork’s Patrick Horgan were rewarded in football and hurling respectively, for their championship performances in May.
Uachtarán Cumann Lúthchleas Gael, John Horan and GPA Chief Executive Paul Flynn joined PwC Managing Partner Feargal O’Rourke in making today’s presentation.
Martin Reilly starred in Cavan’s first Ulster Championship victory over neighbours Monaghan in 18 years, with his crucial first-half penalty leading the way for Cavan.
Meanwhile, Patrick Horgan was central to Cork’s resurgence in the Munster Championship round robin, following up a disappointing opening round defeat with a convincing win over All-Ireland champions, Limerick.
Pictured are (l-r): John Horan, Uachtarán Chumann Lúthcleas Gael; Martin Reilly, Cavan footballer; Feargal O’Rourke, PwC Managing Partner; Patrick Horgan, Cork hurler and Paul Flynn, GPA Chief Executive.
Commenting on the announcement, Feargal O’Rourke, Managing Partner, PwC, said; "I would like to take the opportunity to congratulate Martin and Patrick as worthy winners of May’s PwC GAA/GPA Player of the Month Awards. As sponsors, we are delighted to support excellence in young Irish talent, epitomised by the efforts of both players.”
Uachtarán Cumann Lúthchleas Gael, John Horan said; “Congratulations to our Player of the Month winners for May and best of luck to both of them for their respective summer campaigns.”
"Martin has brilliantly exemplified the spirit of this young Cavan side who are sure to have an exciting summer ahead. Meanwhile, Patrick has continued his excellent form into the new season and I have no doubt, he will have a big say in how this year’s hurling championship unfolds.”
“Congratulations to both players and my thanks on behalf of the GAA to Feargal and the PwC team for hosting today’s event and all they do in the promotion of our games.”
Speaking on behalf of the GPA, Chief Executive Paul Flynn added; “Congratulations to both Martin and Patrick on winning their respective awards. Both players have performed to exceptionally high levels on the pitch in recent games and are deserving winners of the PwC GAA/GPA Player of the Month Awards for May.
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