Cork’s Michael O’Neill and Kilkenny’s Eoin Larkin have been named as Players of the Month for the national football and hurling leagues respectively.
The awards, chosen by the GAA and GPA were awarded to the star players from the winning counties of both the football and hurling leagues, who have consistently set very high standards in recent years. The awards were announced as part of the launch of the GAA/GPA All-Stars.
Commenting on the announcement, Dessie Farrell, CEO of the Gaelic Players Association said of the winners: “Congratulations to both players on their awards which reflect their outstanding performances during the National Leagues. Colm O’Neill’s dedication in overcoming serious injury is truly inspirational and he proved again what a devastating finisher he is during the spring campaign.
“Kilkenny’s consistency for over a decade is unrivalled and their League Final display was incredible with Eoin Larkin leading the way, a performance which was particularly significant in the absence of Henry Shefflin and Richie Power. Thanks to all the players who voted, to our loyal sponsors Opel and good luck to all our members in Championships 2012.”