Clare’s Colm Galvin has tonight been named U21 Hurler of the Year at Bord Gáis Energy Team of the Year Awards ceremony.
The midfielder was also among seven members of the Clare championship winning team selected on the Team of the Year.
Four players who were named in the inaugural Team of the Year in 2013 have again been picked for their contributions this season. Clare’s Seadna Morey is selected on the full-back line this year having been chosen at wing-back last year. His fellow county man Colm Galvin retains a spot at midfield while another Banner man, Tony Kelly, gets the nod at centre forward having been picked on the wing in 2013. Tipperary’s Jason Forde is the other player to get chosen for the second time. He gets the number thirteen jersey having been selected at full-forward twelve months ago.
Meanwhile, Clare Under 21 joint managers Gerry O’Connor and Donal Moloney received a merit award for guiding the Banner to a third successive All Ireland U21 title.
2014 Bord Gáis Energy Team of the Year:
1. Oliver O’Leary (Wexford)
2. Cathal Barrett (Tipperary)
3. Liam Ryan (Wexford)
4. Seadna Morey (Clare)
5. Andrew Kenny (Wexford)
6. Conor Cleary (Clare)
7. Jamie Shanahan (Clare)
8. Colm Galvin (Clare)
9. Eoin Enright (Clare)
10. Jack Guiney (Wexford)
11. Tony Kelly (Clare)
12. Padraig Brehony (Galway)
13. Jason Forde (Tipperary)
14. Conor Mc Donald (Wexford)
15. Aaron Cunningham (Clare)
Bord Gáis Energy Player of the Year Award:
Colm Galvin (Clare)
— GAA Scores (@GAAscores) October 11, 2014
Gerry and Donal, Clare Under 21 Managers, pair of gents! Be tough boots to fill if they don't stay on, but sounds like they will! #BGEU21
— Lisa Lawlor (@Lisa_Lawlor) October 11, 2014
Congrats 2 Donal Maloney, Gerry O'Connor, Seanda Morey, Conor Cleary, Jamie Shanahan, Colm Galvin, Eoin Enright, Tony Kelly, Arron Cunnigham
— Clare Gaa (@GaaClare) October 11, 2014
Now to the 'A' grade, the #BGEU21 Player Of The Year is…. Colm Galvin, An Clár
— BordGáis U21 Hurling (@BGEHurlingU21) October 11, 2014
Congrats Gerry O'Connor & Donal Moloney who received a merit award at Bord Gáis U21Awards. Pic Paul Mohan/SPORTSFILE pic.twitter.com/axgc8qecqP
— The Clare Herald (@theclareherald) October 11, 2014