And the winner of the Offaly Sports Star of the Month award for September is...

Justin Kelly

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Justin Kelly

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And the winner of the Offaly Sports Star of the Month award for September is...

And the winner of the Offaly Sports Star of the Month award for September is...

After almost 10,000 votes and a week of voting, we have crowned our winner of the Offaly Sports Star of the Month award for September.

Edenderry motorcycle racer, and reigning Offaly Sports Star of the Year for 2017, Kevin Keyes, has put himself in the running for 2018 with another victory.

He came out on top in the poll with 48% of the final vote. Fellow Edenderry based kickboxer Jordan Doran pushed him all the way and eventually finished second with 38%. Mairead Kavanagh was next best on 4%. 

Kevin enjoyed a spectacular September. Despite a fall and broken wrist early on, Kevin put in stunning performances in Oulton Park and Silverstone. Having been forced to start from the back of the grid in Silverstone, Kevin made up 18 places before taking the line, while he earned a podium finish the following week at Oulton Park.

He eventually went on to finish 4th in the overall British Superbikes Superstock 600 class. 

Kevin will now receive a specially commissioned glass trophy from sponsors Guy Clothing and will go forward as our September winner for the ultimate Offaly Sports Star of the Year 2018 vote which will launch in early 2019.

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