VOTE NOW: Choose the Offaly Sports Star of the Month for April 2018
April was an impressive month for Offaly on the sporting front with stand-out performances in the fields of GAA, rowing, boxing, rugby, camogie and soccer.
We have narrowed this month's vote down to eight contenders, listed below, and it is now over to you to select the winner. The voting will remain open until Bank Holiday Monday, May 7 at 11pm. The winner will be announced on May 8.
The winner will receive a specially commissioned glass trophy provided by title sponsor of the Offaly Sports Star of the Month awards, Guy Clothing in Tullamore.
The nominees for April 2018 are:
Shauna O'Brien - Edenderry Rugby Club - Shauna picked up the player of the match award after excelling at centre for Edenderry Rugby Club in their comprehensive 27-7 victory over Clondalkin RFC in the Paul Flood Plate final at Donnybrook.
Ciaran Brady - Offaly Rowing - Ciaran was once again in flying form as he took the gold medal in his individual race in the intermediate class at the Neptune Regatta on the River Liffey.
Michaela Morkan - Offaly Camogie - Michaela put in a barnstorming display, scoring 0-4, and inspiring her teammates to a 3-17 to 1-7 win over Meath in the Littlewoods Ireland Camogie Division 1 relegation play-off.
Lauren Kelly - St. Brigid's Boxing Club - Lauren Kelly put on a classy display in Italy, overcoming her Turkish opponent in the quarter-finals of the European Youth Boxing Championships. She captained the Irish girl's team at the event and picked up a bronze medal despite her semi-final defeat.
Joe Maher - Ferbane GAA - Joe Maher was in free-scoring form in the Offaly Senior Football Championship in April as he collected a personal tally of 1-12 in his club's win over Gracefield.
Ava Dolan - Killina Presentation Secondary School - Ava was the captain and player of the match as Killina claimed their first FAI Schools Minor 'B' National Cup title against defending champions, St. Mary's, Newport, in the decider.
Conor Dunican - Gallen CS - Conor scored 3-3 in Gallen's huge North Leinster Juvenile Football Championship win over Granard. The school advanaced as group winners after the 7-8 to 3-4 victory.
Cian Johnson - Ferbane GAA - Johnson proved his class and huge potential yet again at senior level as he scored 3-6, all from play, for Ferbane in their Offaly Senior Football Championship clash with Gracefield.
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