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Killoe dominate Longford All Star Awards

Killoe Young Emmets dominates the 2012 Team of the Championship with seven of our players selected for the Longford version of the All-Stars Awards.

Nominated by the readers of the Longford Leader, our Team of the Year players are… Sean McCormack, Michael Quinn, Padraig McCormack, Shane Dowd, Joe McCormack, Daniel Keogh and Daniel Mimnagh – and all will be honoured at the annual Gala Awards Night in the Rustic Inn, Abbeyshrule on Saturday night, December 8th. This is the seventh year of awards since the scheme was first introduced in 2006.

In recognition of his commanding performances in the heart of the Killoe defence in this year’s championship, the inspirational Padraig McCormack has been nominated for the Senior player of the year award, along with his older brother Sean who received the man-of-the-match award for his scoring exploits (0-9) in the county final replay, while Longford Slashers midfielder Michael Brady produced some fine displays (particularly in the final replay) to earn a place in the prestigious top three for the main award.

The Killoe ladies are currently the dominant force in the senior club championship and they beat Clonguish in this year’s final to complete a three-in-a-row of county titles. Their players completely dominated the voting for the 2012 Ladies player of the year award and nominated for this particular honour are Sharon Treacy, Elizabeth Brady and Anne Marie Bratten.

Special quests at the Gala Awards Dinner Dance in the Rustic Inn on Saturday December 8th is Kilkenny hurler Richie Power and the GAA President Liam O’Neill who will present the Longford All-Stars Award along with the 2012 National Football League Division 3 medals to the members of the successful county squad.

Tickets for the Longford GAA function are priced at 40 euro with proceeds to local charity St. Christopher’s and the National Children’s Hospital in Tallaght. Music is by Breege and Startrack and tickets can be obtained by contacting the chief organiser Michael Carrigy on 087-2915072.

Longford Leader readers are invited to text vote their preferred player for the coveted ‘Players of the Championships’ titles. Revenues from the text lines will go to the fundraising appeal – St. Christopher’s and the National Children’s Hospital in Tallaght – and the five winners will be announced at the Gala Awards Night on Saturday December 8th.

Terms & Conditions

Texts cost 1 euro plus standard network charges. SP Sremium 0818220818. Lines close at 12 noon on Friday December 7th. Entries made after the close date will not count and you may be charged.

Source: Longford GAA Website, December 2012