Rhode’s Mark Dunne chosen as Offaly Senior Footballer of the Year

RHODE’S Mark Dunne has been chosen as the Offaly Senior Footballer of the Year for 2012.

RHODE’S Mark Dunne has been chosen as the Offaly Senior Footballer of the Year for 2012.

The former Laois player transferred to Rhode from The Rock in 2010 and has been a superb addition to the side culminating in his outstanding form this year. He is one of three Rhode players chosen this year with four awards in total going to the parish.

The Intermediate Footballer of the Year is St Brigid’s David Egan who played a major part as the Croghan club now return to the Senior ranks after a two year absence.

The U-21 and Minor Football Awards both go to Rhode with Anton Sullivan picking up the U-21 accolade and St Mary’s All Ireland Colleges winning captain Conor McNamee doing likewise in the minor.

Junior Footballer of the Year is Kilcormac/Killoughey’s Dan Currams who will be one of three players from the club picking up awards on the night. Ciaran Slevin picks up the Senior Hurling Award while Cillian Kiely has been chosen as the Minor Hurler of the Year.

Dual star Siobhan Flannery has been chosen as the Ladies Footballer of the Year for 2012.

1972 All Ireland winning captain Tony Tony McTague will be inducted into the Hall of Fame 40 years after his side won Offaly’s second All Ireland title.

Veteran whistler Noel Cooney has been chosen as the Football Referee of the Year.

Michael O’Brien receives the handball award after his incredibly successful year.

The Awards night presentation takes place on Saturday January 12 at 7:30pm. Tickets for the event can be purchased from Offaly PRO Niall Murphy at 085-8005098 or from the Bridge House Hotel Tullamore. Tickets for the event will go on sale from Friday, December 14.