IT'S OFFICIAL! Colm Gath is the Offaly Sports Star of the Month for December

He goes forward to the Sports Star of the Year vote...

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Colm Gath (centre) is pictured with sponsor Guy Clothing as well as Alison Casey from the Offaly Express

Colm Gath (centre) is pictured with sponsor Guy Clothing as well as Alison Casey from the Offaly Express

Offaly hurler Colm Gath has picked up his Offaly Sports Star of the Month award from the Offaly Express and sponsors Guy Clothing, Tullamore.

After thousands of votes, the Drumcullen man came out on top of the December vote following a good battle with Edenderry footballer Jordan Hayes.

The young hurler made his senior Offaly debut in late December as he lined out against Westmeath in the Walsh Cup. The game was Kevin Martin's first official fixture in charge of the side and he would have been pleased with Gath's 2-2 tally from the half-forward line.

Offaly won out on a 2-15 to 1-16 scoreline against neighbours and rivals Westmeath. In this December poll, Gath put in a similarly impressive late surge, collecting 46% of the overall vote.

Colm is now a candidate in our Offaly Sports Star of the Year poll which is open until Sunday, January 21 on www.offalyexpress.ie.