Tyrone’s Ruairi Canavan named among EirGrid U20 Players of the Provinces

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EirGrid has announced the EirGrid U20 Players of the Provinces following the conclusion of the EirGrid GAA Football U20 Championship.

Ruairi Canavan of Tyrone, Adam Fanning of Kildare, Joseph Keaney of Sligo, and Evan Looney of Kerry have been rewarded for their standout performances in their respective EirGrid U20 Provincial Championships.

Tyrone were crowned All-Ireland champions last week following their 1-20 to 1-14 win over Kildare, their first All-Ireland title as this grade since they won at U21 level in 2015.

Ruairi Canavan was superb throughout the championship for Paul Devlin’s side adding a further 1-7 to his haul in the final in Carrick-on-Shannon. His balance, vision and poise have been likened to his famous father, Peter, and it is because of those attributes that Canavan has been named EirGrid U20 Player of the Province for Ulster.

In Leinster, attacker Adam Fanning has been selected as the EirGrid U20 Player of the Province. Fanning has been a model of consistency for Kildare under-20s this year, delivering in every game he’s played in. His four points from play were key in the Leinster final victory over Dublin, and he was unlucky not to grab a couple of goals. Fanning also shot two crucial points in a narrow win over last year’s All-Ireland champions, Offaly in the Leinster Semi-Final.

Joseph Keaney was named EirGrid U20 Player of the Connacht Championship. Keaney was an inspirational figure at midfield as Sligo landed their first ever Connacht title at the under-20 grade or the old under-21 level, with a dramatic last-gasp final victory over Mayo. Keaney’s high fielding, all action style and ability to take scores saw him stand out throughout the campaign.

Evan Looney has been awarded the Munster EirGrid U20 Player of the Province title. Forward Evan Looney set the tempo and tone as he helped drive Kerry to this year’s Munster title with a convincing decider victory over Cork. Looney also had a hand in the game winning goal.

2022 marks the eighth year that EirGrid, the state-owned company charged with delivering a cleaner energy future through management of Ireland’s electricity grid, has sponsored the EirGrid GAA Football U20 All-Ireland Championship.

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EirGrid are the Official Sponsors of the GAA Football U20 All-Ireland Championship. EirGrid, Ireland’s grid operator, is charged with delivering a cleaner energy future for Ireland and has been the Official U20 sponsor for eight years.

Author: The PA Team

This article was written by a member of The PA Team.