Following his double All-Ireland glory in August, Tipperary star Jerome Cahill has been named as the U20 Hurler of the Year.
The Kilruane McDonaghs man played an integral role for Liam Cahill’s side, scoring 1-1 in their comprehensive All-Ireland U20 final defeat of Cork. Just six days earlier, he was part of Liam Sheedy’s squad that lifted the Liam MacCarthy Cup.
Meanwhile, Kerry’s Michael Slattery has also been named the Player of the Year for the Richie McElligott Cup, following the Kingdom’s impressive run to lift the trophy.
Cahill was chosen by a panel of judges including Ger Cunningham, chair of the awards committee, Galway hurler Joe Canning and TG4’s Mícheál Ó Domhnaill.
The 20-year-old now has an impressive set of accolades under his belt including senior, U20, U21 and minor medals while he has also tasted provincial success at minor and U20 level.
The versatile forward follows in the footsteps of Tipperary teammate Ger Browne (2018), Limerick’s Aaron Gillane (2017), and Waterford’s Stephen Bennett (2016).
Slattery is the second Kerryman in two years to win Player of the Year Award for the Richie McElligott Cup after Lixnaw’s Shane Conway picked up the prize last year.