Kilcormac/Killoughey captain Ciaran Slevin was among seven of the country’s finest GAA club players at an awards ceremony in the Radisson Blu hotel in Dublin to pick up their provincial player of the year awards for the AIB Club Championship.
Each award winner received special recognition for their contribution to the AIB GAA Club Championships in 2012.
A selection committee consisting of national and regional GAA media voted for the 2012 Provincial Player of the Year award winners, focusing on their overall performance in their club games throughout 2012.
Slevin picked up the Leinster hurling honour and the Kilcormac/Killoughey captain along with his team has enjoyed a special year to date with the Offaly club reaching the AIB Club Finals where they face Glaway and Connacht champions St Thomas in Croke Park on St patrick’s Day.
Speaking at the AIB Provincial Player Awards, Neil Hosty, AIB Executive said: “We, at AIB are thrilled to be here to honour some of the country’s best club football and hurling stars. We believe that it is especially important to celebrate each players’ achievements and I would like to take this opportunity to thank the national and regional GAA media for taking the time to deposit their votes for this competition. The AIB Provincial Player Awards are particularly special for us this year as we mark the 21st year of AIB’s sponsorship of the GAA Club Championships, Supporting Clubs, Supporting Communities.”