Omagh’s Conor O’Donnell is Tyrone Player of the Year as Tyrone Gaels celebrate 2017 success at Teamtalkmag Gala
The stars of Tyrone Gaelic Games converged once again tonight for what has been the biggest TYRONE GAA Night of the year for well over a decade. The brilliant Teamtalkmag Tyrone GAA All Stars again hosted a sell out crowd in the Great Northern Hotel this evening.
Once again with the most distinguished label of “Supporting and Promoting ALL Gaelic Games in Tyrone”, the team at Teamtalkmag again went beyond the call of duty with a fantastic evening for Tyrone gaels.
On the night there were again a long list of prestigious Award Winners, highlighting outstanding achievements in gaelic games in 2017. There was an added cheer as O’Neill’s Sport’s Director, Kieran Kennedy, gifted everyone in the Audience a new-look Tyrone GAA Football Jersey, launched earlier this week.
Coalisland’s Padraig Hampsey saw a brilliant season in the Tyrone jersey honoured as he picked up the “County Footballer of the Year” accolade while Errigal Ciaran’s rising star and attacking sensation, Darragh Canavan was named the “Young Footballer of the Year”, having starred in major title wins for Errigal Ciaran Minors, Tyrone Under 17s and with St. Ciaran’s College.
The Ladies football arena saw St. Macartan’s duo, Niamh McGirr and Chloe McCaffrey, honoured with the footballer of the Year and Young Footballer award respectively while Castlederg’s Shannon Lynch was a popular winner of the Ladies County Footballer of the Year. Aoibhinn McHugh and Claire McAliskey celebrated again as they were selected as Intermediate and Junior Player of the Year winners respectively, following title winning seasons with Aghyaran and Clonoe.
In Hurling the Eire Og Club celebrated a double on the night too with Conor Grogan and Jarlath Kerr picking up the two major gongs on the night while Roisin McErlean and Ciara Donnelly claimed the prestigious Camogie Awards.
GAA Handball Award winners on the night went to Conor McElduff, who broke a series of records on the national and international courts in 2017 while Carrickmore’s Lorcan McBride was the Young Handballer of the Year.
There were also a few special awards on the night too as Mickey Moyna, who has devoted over 3 decades to the County teams, was awarded the Services to GAA, Seamus McNelis of Eskra, and now Fulham Irish, given an International Recognition Award and Kieran Eanetta was awarded as Referee of the Year.
In the All-Star Mens Football Team there were 9 Clubs represented with 6 awards for Omagh, 2 for Errigal Ciaran and 1 each for Coalisland, Pomeroy, Owen Roes, Derrylaughan, Ardboe, Moy and Tattyreagh.
What has been a most emotional year for the brilliant Omagh St. Enda’s full-forward, Conor O’Donnell, concluded tonight with a much deserved “Teamtalkmag Tyrone GAA Player of the Year” Award for 2017.
The list of winners are below and congratulate to all the newly crowned Teamtalkmag Tyrone GAA All-Star Winners and to the Teamtalkmag crew for again maintaining this excellent annual event to such high standards!
Teamtalkmag Tyrone GAA All Star Award Winners for 2017 – Sponsored by O’Neills Sports
Young Handballer of the Year: Lorcan McBride (Carrickmore)
Young Hurler of the Year: Jarlath Kerr (Eire Og)
Young Camogie Player of the Year: Roisin McErlean
Young Ladies Footballer of the Year: Chloe McCaffrey (St. Macartan’s)
Handballer of the Year: Conor mcElduff (Breacach HC)
Camogie Player of the Year: Ciara Donnelly (Eglish)
Hurler of the Year: Conor Grogan (Eire Og)
Ladies Senior Footballer of the Year: Niamh McGirr (St. Macartan’s)
Ladies Intermediate Footballer of the Year: Aoibhinn McHugh (Aghyaran)
Ladies Junior Footballer of the Year: Claire McAliskey (Clonoe)
Ladies County Footballer of the Year: Shannon Lynch (Castlederg)
Referee of the Year: Kieran Eanetta (Omagh St. Enda’s)
Services to Tyrone GAA: Mickey Moyna
Overseas Recognition Award: Seamus McNelis (Eskra)
Team of the Year: Tyrone GAA Under 17 Football Team, All Ireland Champions
Tyrone GAA Young Footballer of the Year: Darragh Canavan (Errigal Ciaran)
Tyrone GAA County Footballer of the Year: Padraig Hampsey (Coalisland)
Tyrone GAA All-Star Football Team 2017
1. Ronan mcAnenly (Errigal Ciaran)
2. Brendan Burns (Pomeroy)
3. Michael McKernan (Coalisland)
4. Ciaran McLaughlin (Omagh)
5. Brendan Boggs (Owen Roes)
6. Joe McMahon (Omagh)
7. Peter Harte (Errigal Ciaran)
8. Brian Kennedy (Derrylaughan)
9. Shay McGuigan (Ardboe)
10. Conan Grugan (Omagh)
11. Harry Loughran (Moy)
12. Connor Meyler (Omagh
13. James Darcey (Tattyreagh)
14. Conor O’Donnell (Omagh)
15. Ronan O’Neill (Omagh)
2017 Teamtalkmag Tyrone GAA Footballer of the Year: Conor O’Donnell, Omagh St. Enda’s