Saturday 20 July 2019

GAA set to honour stars

Cream of the Wicklow crop to be celebrated

The cream of Wicklow GAA's crop of 2018 will be honoured at the annual Garden County GAA Awards in the Arklow Bay Hotel this Saturday night and what a shindig it promises to be.

After a year of excitement and entertainment at club and county level, this popular bash is a great opportunity for the GAA community to come together and celebrate the men and women who lit up the fields and who played key roles in clubs both last season and before.

A look through the award winners will reveal the name of Dean Healy, Wicklow and St Pat's stalwart, who shone for the county and lifted the Miley Cup in an unforgettable season for the Wicklow Town man.

Two awards for St Pat's with the superb Stephen Duffy getting the Club Player award and a double for Glenealy as Warren Kavanagh and Cian Staunton take the county and club hurler of the year honours.

A double for the Dillon family of Tinahely as well as Stephen and David will take to the stage when they collect the Intermediate and Junior 'C' football gongs on the night.

Awards for players from Barndarrig, Hollywood, the ever improving Éire Óg Greystones, the brilliant Baltinglass, Tomacork, Shillelagh, Blessington, Knockananna, Coolboy and Stratford-Grangecon as well.

A wonderful night is guaranteed as Wicklow GAA reflect on a season of highs and lows and everything in between.

Award winners: Senior county footballer: Dean Healy; Club footballer of the year: Stephen Duffy; Intermediate football: Stephen Dillon; Junior 'A' football: Danny Kavanagh; Junior 'B' football: Stephen Burke; Junior 'C' football: David Dillon; Minor footballer of the year: Luke Dorgan Éire Óg); U-20 footballer: Mark Jackson; Senior Hurler: Warren Kavanagh; Club hurler: Cian Staunton (Glenealy); IFC hurler: Ray Nolan; JAHC player of the year: Andrew Kavanagh; Minor hurler: Eoin Kavanagh; Club person of the year: John Murphy and Paul Behan; Ladies football: Kim Connors; Camogie: Jessie Byrne; Handball Club: Coolboy; Lifetime achievement: Pat Doyle (Tinahely) and Jim Bollard (Stratford-Grangecon).

Bray People