The PwC GAA/GPA Player of the Month Award winners were announced at PwC’s offices in Dublin yesterday.
Cavan’s Martin Reilly won the award for his county for the first time since 2013 while Cork’s Patrick Horgan joined him from the small ball game being recognised for their championship performances in May.
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 to Tipperary with a convincing win over All-Ireland champions, Limerick.
“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,” said PwC Managing Partner Feargal O’Rourke.
“As sponsors, we are delighted to support excellence in young Irish talent, epitomised by the efforts of both players.”
“Martin has brilliantly exemplified the spirit of this young Cavan side who are sure to have an exciting summer ahead,” said GAA President John Horan.
“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.”
“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,” added Paul Flynn, CEO of the Gaelic Players Association.
Kerry footballer Sean O’Shea and Limerick Hurler Aaron Gillane won last month’s awards.
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