23 Jan 2022

Niall McNamee named Offaly Senior Footballer of the year again

Fr Nicholas Clavin to enter Offaly GAA Football Hall of Fame

Offaly's Niall McNamee to talk about tackling adversity through sport during Laois Connects

Rhode's Niall McNamee has once again been named the Offaly GAA Senior Footballer of the year after helping Rhode to another county title.

Rhode continue their quest for a first elusive Leinster title this weekend when they travel to Drogheda to take on Louth champions Sean O'Mahonys on Sunday.

SEE ALSO: St Rynagh's Gary Kelly named Offaly Senior Hurler of the Year

St Carthage’s Fr Nicholas Clavin will enter the Offaly GAA Football Hall of Fame at this year’s Awards Night Sponsored by Bridge House Hotel on January 13. Clavin made 45 league and Championship appearances for Offaly between 1968 and 1973.

He won two All-Ireland Senior medals, four Leinster medals and was honoured by the All-Star selectors in 1971.

Two of the young stars of Offaly Football pick up the Senior B and Intermediate Awards. Eoin Carroll from Cappincur was chosen as the Senior B Award winner while Peter Cunningham from Bracknagh is the Intermediate recipient.

Ferbane's Colin Kenny picks up the Junior Award, St Vincent's Shane Tierney picks up the U-21 Award and Shane O’Brien from St Broughan’s wins the Minor Award.

Emer Nally from the Leinster Championship winning Naomh Ciarán team will receive the Ladies Football Award while Kilclonfert's Fergal Smyth is recognised as the Football Referee of the Year

The Full list of Football Recipients is:

Senior: Niall McNamee (Rhode)

Senior B: Eoin Carroll (Cappincur)

Intermediate: Peter Cunningham (Bracknagh)

Junior: Colin Kenny (Ferbane)

U21 Football: Shane Tierney (St Vincent’s)

Minor Football: Shane O’Brien (St Broughan’s)

Ladies Football: Emer Nally (Naomh Ciarán)

Referee: Fergal Smyth (Kilclonfert)

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