KERRY came away from the Bord Gais Energy Munster GAA Awards 2012 last Saturday with four awards, including the Club of the Year award, which county and Munster champions Dr Crokes won.
Also rewarded at the black tie gala evert in Killarney were David O'Callaghan from Blennerville who was named the Junior Football Player of the Championship; Weeshie Fogarty, who won the Media award; and Donie O'Leary who was named among the Irish Examiner Munster Supporter of the Year recipients.
Dr Crokes award as the province's Club of the Year fittingly came on the eve of their retaining on the Munster Club SFC title with their win over Castlehaven on Sunday. The award is in recognition of the continued success of the club at all levels on the playing field and for their excellents structures and programmes for underage coaching.
O'Callaghan was named the Junior Footballer of the Year on the back of a great year in which Kerry won the All-Ireland Junior Championship.
The St Pats club man, who has represented Kerry in all grades from minor, under-21, junior and senior, put in some very solid performances for Kerry in the Munster Junior championship and perhaps his best was against Clare, where he scored 2-2, followed up with three points in the All-Ireland Final win over Mayo.
Weeshie Fogarty was presented with the Media award for his continued contribution to Gaelic games through his weekly column in The Kerryman, his Terrace Talk radio programme, his broadcasting work with Radio Kerry and his overall enthusiasm for all things GAA.
Kerry GAA Supporters Club chairman Donie O'Leary, from Rathmore, was named the Munster Supporter of the Year.