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