BLARNEY’S Mark Coleman was crowned the fourth winner of the Muskerry GAA Supreme Sports Star of 2017 at a splendid gala awards ceremony at Oriel House Hotel.
The awards and the gala night is sponsored by the Auld Triangle, Macroom, in association with Oriel Hotel. There were great expectations surrounding the naming of the junior hurling and football teams of the year and the following picked up the statuettes.
Hurling awards, sponsored by O’Mahony Walsh Auctioneers and Insurance Brokers, went to Stephen O’Leary (Kilmichael), James Moynihan (Cloughduv), Brendan Hourihan (Ballinora), Brian Cotter (Ballincollig), Aidan Murphy (Cloughduv), Aidan Ahern (Cloughduv), Shane Sexton (Donoughmore), Alan O’Shea (Ballinora), Conor Cotter, (Kilmichael), Darragh Holmes (Ballinora), Peter Kelleher (Kilmichael), Mark Verling (Cloughduv), Joe Ryan (Cloughduv), Shane Healy (Donoughmore) and Eoghan Clifford (Cloughduv).
Football awards, sponsored by Quish’s SuperValu, went to Jason McDonnell (Kilmurry), Gearoid O’Donoghue (Ballincollig), Barry Murphy (Uibh Laoire), Dermot O’Callaghan (Aghinagh), John O’Mullane (Kilmurry), Ciarán O’Riordan (Uibh Laoire), Liam Wall (Kilmurry), Dave McCarthy (Kilmurry), Peter Kelleher (Kilmichael), Mark Healy (Canovee), Joe Ryan (Kilmurry), James Moynihan (Canovee), Chris Og Jones (Uibh Laoire), Kevin Kearney (Donoughmore) and Eoghan Clifford (Kilmurry).
The Muskerry board also availed of the opportunity to make a presentation to Rena Buckley, whose exploits have been recounted far and wide. A portrait of Rena in camogie and football action and lifting the All-Ireland trophy, by artist Sinead McCarthy from Dripsey, was presented to Rena by special guest, Michael Creed TD, Minister for Agriculture, Food and Marine, who said she was a perfect role model for all to follow.