The winners of the GAA-GPA Player of The Month Award for July have been announced
After an action packed July, the winners of the GAA-GPA Player of The Month Award have been revealed.
Nominated for the football award were Mayo’s Aidan O’Shea, Monaghan’s Conor McManus and Paul Cribbin of Kildare. The number of goals O’Shea scored against Sligo and Donegal saw him nominated, while Paul Cribbin was instrumental in Kildare’s victory over Cork in the qualifiers.
However Conor McManus won the award, after proving to be Monaghan’s key man in their Ulster Championship success.
In the running for the hurling award were Kilkenny’s TJ Reid, Galway’s Jonathan Glynn and Waterford’s Maurice Shanahan.
Despite only playing on one occasion in July, Reid found himself on the short list after scoring 1-9 against Galway in the Leinster Final. Maurice Shanahan’s eight points against Tipperary in the Munster Final, along with the 1-12 he scored against Dublin in the All Ireland Quarter Final, also brought the Waterford marksman into contention.
Nevertheless the award went to Galway’s Jonathan Glynn, after his powerful performance against Cork. His interview after that game may have just tipped the balance in his favour…
Alan Drumm, Pundit Arena