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Beth Carton wins June WLR / Granville Hotel Monthly GAA Award

Waterford sharpshooter Beth Carton has claimed her fifth WLR / Granville Hotel GAA Award.

Beth was top scorer for the Déise camogie team in the All Ireland championship this summer - with 2 goals and 45 points.

The De La Salle forward shot eight points in a famous win over Tipperary at Semple Stadium and followed that up with 1-6 against both Clare and Limerick.

The two-time All Star was crowned overall winner at the Granville Hotel in 2018 and 2019, the first player to do so.

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Speaking to WLR FM, Beth was delighted to pick up another monthly honour.

“It’s definitely an honour. In Waterford GAA circles, it is a big award - but I feel like I’m only accepting this on behalf of all the girls. Looking back now - we really had a great year, and only for the girls, I wouldn’t be accepting any award so it’s certainly an honour. I’m thrilled with it.”

It was a historic season for Waterford, as they made it to the semi finals of the All Ireland championship for the first time since 1959 under the stewardship of Derek Lyons.

Carton says the semi-final defeat to Cork still hurts today.

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“It’s still sore enough at the moment. Absolutely gutted to be honest, we did have a right chance to make an All Ireland final. We should be looking forward to in a week’s time but look, in the end we were all so tired - everyone had gave it absolutely everything. You couldn’t ask for anymore than anyone. We can have no regrets. We gave it absolutely everything out on the pitch.”

Carton and her teammates will now enjoy a well deserved break, before returning to club action in the coming weeks.

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