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Tipp celebrate as Hennessy scoops 'rising star' award

Published 20/10/2010 | 05:00

Tipperary's Séamus Hennessy has been selected as the 2010 Bord Gais Energy 'Breaking Through Player of the Year,' WRITES COLM KEYS.

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The influential midfielder -- from the Kilruane MacDonaghs club -- was picked from a shortlist that included fellow county men Brian O'Meara and Brendan Maher to claim the €1,000 voucher prize.

Galway's David Burke, Dublin's Liam Rushe and last year's inaugural winner Darach Honan from Clare were all also in the running for the U-21 prize.

Hennessy had a week to remember in September when he won back-to-back All-Ireland titles in a seven-day period.

He came on and scored a point for the seniors in the superb win over Kilkenny that prevented the Cats' drive for five-in-a-row, while a week later he was instrumental in the U-21s impressive final display against Galway in Semple Stadium.

But Hennessy's all round game in the U-21 championship, from free-taking to important scores, had the greatest influence on the judges.

Irish Independent

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