Cavan’s Martin Reilly and Cork’s Partick Horgan both received the PWC GAA/GPA Player Of The Month awards for May after a string of impressive performances.
Reilly, who took home the footballer of the month award, was instrumental for Cavan as they secured their first Ulster championship win over Monaghan in 18 years in the quarter-final as his crucial first-half goal helped Mickey Graham’s side seal a memorable victory.
The talented forward also played an important role in his side’s exciting extra-time draw with Armagh in the semi-final on Sunday.
Reilly will be hoping to go one better when the sides meet again this weekend.
The other nominees were Limerick’s Iain Corbett and Roscommon’s Conor Cox.
Meanwhile, influential Cork forward Patrick Horgan took home the hurler of the month award after his displays against Tipperary and Limerick in the Munster senior hurling championship round-robin.
Although Cork suffered a disappointing defeat to Tipperary in their Munster opener, Horgan scored 0-14 in the game before following that up with a haul of 1-7 as they defeated reigning All Ireland champions Limerick at the Gaelic Grounds.
Horgan will be looking to continue his rich vein of form when his side host Waterford at Páirc Uí Chaoimh on Saturday night.
The other nominees for the hurler of the month award were Kilkenny’s TJ Reid and Tipperary’s John O’Dwyer.