McConway and Mahon claim top awards in Offaly Players of the Year

Damian Moran

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Damian Moran

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Tullamore’s Paul McConway and Kilcormac/Killoughey’s Conor Mahon have claimed the Senior Awards in the Offaly GAA Player of the Year Awards.

Tullamore’s Paul McConway and Kilcormac/Killoughey’s Conor Mahon have claimed the Senior Awards in the Offaly GAA Player of the Year Awards.

Tullamore captain McConway led his side to their 27th Senior Football title upsetting Rhode in the County Final. McConway was the rock at the heart of defence and put in a superb performance in the final as Tullamore restricted Rhode to just nine points.

Conor Mahon was a key part of the Kilcormac/Killoughey team who retained the county title this year with a hard fought win over Birr in the final.

Mahon’s clubmate James Gorman will also be among the recipients as he was selected as the Intermediate Footballer of the Year.

Jamie McKeogh from Ballinamere is the Intermediate Hurler of the Year after Ballinamere finally made the breakthrough winning their first title at the grade since 1953.

Stephen Keogh of Tullamore won the Junior Football Award with David McEvoy from Crinkle winning the Junior Hurling Award. Sean Ryan of Crinkle picks up the Handball Award.

St Michael’s Paul McPadden won the U-21 Football Award with Patrick Dunican from Shamrocks winning the Minor Football Award.

There was triple success for Shinrone with Sean Cleary winning the U-21 Hurling Award and his Conor Doughan winning the Minor Hurling Award. Michaela Morkan picks up the Camogie Award.

On the refereeing side Clara’s Brian Gavin is the Hurling referee of the year while Kilclonfert’s Fergal Smith is the Football Referee of the Year.

There is double delight for St Rynagh’s with Mairead Daly getting the nod as ladies Footballer of the Year while Paudge Mulhare enters the Hurling Hall of Fame.

Mick Ryan from Doon will enter the Football Hall of Fame.