The overall winner of the 2018 WLR / Granville Hotel GAA Award will be revealed this evening at a Gala Banquet in the Granville Hotel.
Eleven monthly winners are in contention for the overall accolade which will be presented by special guest, ten-time All-Ireland hurling winner with Kilkenny Henry Shefflin.
In a sparkling career, Sheffline also claimed thirteen Leinster Championship medals, six National hurling league medals, and a record eleven All Star awards.
He was also hurler of the year on three occasions, and captured three All-Ireland club titles with Ballyhale Shamrocks whom he currently manages/
Speaking to WLR Sport, Henry says he was fond memories now of looking back at those All-Ireland wins with the Cats.
Henry is looking forward to Ballyhale’s clash with Ballygunner in next month’s All-Ireland club hurling semi-final.
— Gavin Whelan (@WhelanGavin) January 12, 2019
The eleven monthly award winners are as follows:
FEBRUARY: SEAMUS KEATING
MARCH: ST. ANGEALA’S, URUSLINE CAMOGIE TEAMS
APRIL: EIMEAR FENNELL
MAY: TOM DEVINE
JUNE: TOMMY PRENDERGAST
JULY: BETH CARTON
AUGUST: KATE LYNCH
SEPTEMBER: MARK FERNCOMBE
OCTOBER: PAURIC MAHONY
NOVEMBER: PHILIP MAHONY
DECEMBER: MICHAEL KIELY
Earlier on this afternoon on our “On The Ball” Sports show, judge Stephen Frampton joined us on the show to look forward to tonight’s big event which has become a major event on the GAA scene each January, you can listen back here: