29 January 2015 No Comments by The Northern Standard

The Monaghan GAA 2015 awards night attracted a big attendance with the Hillgrove Hotel,Monaghan, hosting a spectacular event.The Players of the Year Awards were presented by the Chairman of Monaghan GAA County Board Padraig Sherry 

Senior Footballer of the Year Vincent Corey (Clontibret) was cited for his burgeoning collection of honours at Club and County level as well as some notable achievements in the third level colleges competitions.

He first came to prominence with his club Clontibret as captain of the minor team in 2001 and was man of the match in the final in both 2000 and 2001, winning back-to-back titles.

Moving to senior level in his club he was captain on four occasions, 2005, 2009, 2010 and 2011 and to date he has won six Monaghan senior football championship medals and four senior league medals.

At County level he started on the Monaghan minor team that reached the Ulster Final in 2001 and he was on the Under-21 team in 2004 when they also reached the Ulster Final.

While still an Under- 21 player he graduated to the senior county team making his senior debut against Armagh in 2003, winning a Dr McKenna Cup and a National League Division 2 medal in 2003, a Division 3 medal in 2013 and another Division 2 medal in 2014 as well of course as that coveted Ulster Senior Football Championship medal that he won two years ago in 2013.

He has also represented Ulster in the Railway Cup being a member of the team in 2008 and winning a Railway Cup medal in 2012. He has also won County Minor Player of the Year in 2001, the Monaghan Supporters Club Player of the Year in 2006, a GPA a Player of the Month Award for July 2007 and an Irish News All Star Award also in 2007.

Intermediate Footballer of the Year Paul Meegan (Inniskeen) was cited as being at the heart of Inniskeen’s successes this past decade and has represented Monaghan at Minor, U21 and Senior level.

He had an outstanding year in 2014 scoring 2-27 in the Monaghan Intermediate Championship and received the Man- of-Match Award in the Final, scoring the winning point from play. He carried that form into the Ulster Intermediate club series hitting 1-9 of Inniskeen’s 1-14 in the semi final but despite a tally of 1-4 in the Ulster Final it wasn’t enough to see Inniskeen over the line.

His accuracy though saw him recalled to the County panel for the recent McKenna Cup. He is the holder of three Monaghan Intermediate Championships, an Ulster and an All-Ireland Intermediate Championship from 2005 as well as two Monaghan Senior Hurling Championship medals.

A man of many talents he was receiving this award for the second time in his career having previously claimed the award in 2005.

Junior Footballer of the Year David Millar (Drumhowan) was cited for his contribution to his club’s success in 2014 as they won their way back to …


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