Roscommon GAA are delighted that the Captain of the Roscommon senior hurling team Micheál Kelly has been named as one of this year’s Christy Ring Cup Champions 15 Award recipients.
The Christy Ring Champion 15 Award recipients in full are as follows:
Damien Healy (Meath), Adam Gannon (Meath), James Toher (Meath), Shane McGann (Meath), Simon McCrory (Antrim), Eoghan Campbell (Antrim), Ciaran Clarke (Antrim), John Doran (Kildare), Gerry Keegan (Kildare), John McManus (Down), Caolan Taggart (Down), Oisin McCloskey (Derry), Luke Maloney (Wicklow), Tomás Lawrence (London) and Micheál Kelly (Roscommon).
The awards winners will be presented with their awards on Friday evening next in the Convention Centre in Dublin at the GAA GPA All-Stars sponsored by Opel. A Player of the Year will also be selected on the evening for each competition.
Christy McDermott, Chairman of the Roscommon GAA Hurling Committee said
that Micheál was selected on the back of his performances during the year and is fully deserving of the award. “I suppose we were unlucky not to have maybe one or two more recipients however Micheál’s class has been apparent for quite a while and he was previously recognised last year and also in 2009 and 2006.”
Uachtarán Chumann Lúthchleas Gael Aogán Ó Fearghail said
“I congratulate all recipients of these awards following their stellar performances during the summer. These players and the teams they play for do not always attract the attention or the credit their skills and contribution to hurling deserve and these awards are a tacit recognition of the standards they have set for themselves. I laud the displays and the efforts of all of those named and hope this acknowledgement will further bolster their desire for future honours.”