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Carbery GAA awards set for late February

January 29th, 2018 9:00 AM

By Southern Star Team

Recognition: Alan O'Connor.

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THE refixed Carbery GAA Awards – in conjunction with the Westlodge Hotel – will take place in the Westlodge, Bantry on Friday, February 23rd, at 8pm.

The inaugural hosting of these awards had been scheduled for early February but had to be postponed due to a clash with another event.

This is the first year of this new awards scheme that has seen a committee select monthly winners throughout 2017 for the GAA achievements, and they will be honoured on the night.

Tickets for the night cost €20 each and will be distributed to clubs at the next Carbery board meeting in early February.

To encourage clubs to sell tickets, for every five tickets that are sold a club will get one free ticket.

The following are the monthly award winners from 2017 who will be honoured.

March: The Carbery Scór Committee after four local clubs competed in the All-Ireland Scór na nÓg finals 2017 in the Waterfront Theatre in Belfast.

April: Michael Collins, the Clonakilty referee for his contribution to inter-county refereeing.

May: Cork senior hurlers, Michael Cahalane (Bandon) and Luke Meade (Newcestown) for their contribution to Cork senior hurling win over Tipperary.

June: Argideen Rangers, Cork County Junior B Football champions 2017.

July: Skibbereen Community School, Munster colleges’ champions, winners of Cork county and Munster U16 1/2 football.

August: Ciarán Nyhan (Ballinascarty) and Ronan McCarthy (St Oliver Plunkett’s), members of U17 All-Ireland winning Cork hurling team.

September: Orla Cronin (Enniskeane) and Libby Coppinger (St Colum’s), members of the All-Ireland winning Cork camogie team.

October: Newcestown, 2017 Cork County intermediate camogie champions.

November: Kilmacabea, 2017 Carbery Junior A football champions.

December: Alan O’Connor (St Colum’s) for his outstanding contribution to Cork senior football, and Emma Spillane (Bantry Blues), Cork ladies’ footballer and 2017 All-Star.

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