15 December 2014 No Comments by The Northern Standard

The winners of the 2014 Monaghan GAA Annual Awards, sponsored by The Northern Standard Newspaper, were announced at County Convention in the Hillgrove Hotel last Thursday night, with the championship winners in each grade dominating the Player-of-the-Year awards. by COLM SHALVEY

Vincent Corey, who won a sixth Mick Duffy Cup this year, was named Senior Footballer of the Year for the first time, seeing off strong claims from his Clontibret team-mate Conor McManus, who previously won the award in 2009.

There was no surprise with the Intermediate Football award, where Paul Meegan (who had also taken the honour following Inniskeen’s last IFC success in 2005) was honoured after contributing 4-43 to Inniskeen’s run to the Ulster Club Final, while Drumhowan’s JFC winning captain David Millar was named Junior Footballer of the Year.

There was a double celebration in the Wylie household. Ryan Wylie, who starred for the county Under-21s and Ballybay in 2014 as well as making his breakthrough as a regular on the Monaghan senior team, was named Young Footballer of the Year, while his older brother Drew claimed the prestigious Club Monaghan Senior Football prize, a reward for his consistently strong performances in the white and blue in 2014, particularly his championship form that saw him nominated for an All-Star.

There was no shock that Castleblayney dominated the hurling awards after they went all the way to the Ulster Club JHC title. Mark Treanor followed his …


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