The captain of the Roscommon senior hurling team, Michéal Kelly, has been named as one of the 15 recipients of a Champions 15 for the Christy Ring Cup for the 2016 season.
The award winners will be presented with their awards on Friday evening next in the Convention Centre in Dublin at the GAA/GPA All-Stars sponsored by Opel. A ‘Player of the Year’ will also be selected on the evening for each competition.
Christy McDermott, Chairman of the Roscommon Hurling Committee, said: “Micheal was selected on the back of his performances during the year and is fully deserving of the award. I suppose we were unlucky not to have maybe one or two more recipients, however, Micheal’s class has been apparent for quite a while and he was previously recognised last year and also in 2009 and 2006.”
GAA President, Aogán Ó Fearghail, said: “I congratulate all recipients of these awards following their stellar performances during the summer.
“These players and the teams they play for do not always attract the attention or the credit their skills and contribution to hurling deserve and these awards are a tacit recognition of the standards they have set for themselves.
“I laud the displays and the efforts of all of those named and hope this acknowledgement will further bolster their desire for future honours.”