96FM/C103 GAA Sports Star Dec month award for Anthony O Connor   07/01/2018

Anthony wins December award;
2017 is a year that the Knocknagree club won't forget in a hurry, winning the County Junior A Football Championship and adding the Munster title for good measure when beating Kerry opposition in the final thus breaking Kerry's dominance of that particular championship.
Anthony gave a impressive performance in the Munster final particular in extra time, making him an easy and worthy recipient of the 96FM/C103 GAA Sports Star of the month award for December in association with the Rochestown Park Hotel.
Anthony was presented with the award on Friday last and in accepting it he said “it’s been an unbelievable season for us and I am only here today because of the hard work of my club, teammates and management team, while I would also like to thank my parents for their continued support.”
County Board Chairperson Tracey Kennedy, attending this function for the first time as chairperson, was fulsome in her praise for Anthony and Knocknagree.
“It’s been a fairytale year for the club and Anthony has been a key figure and hopefully the club can continue and with an All-Ireland semi-final to look forward to Croke Park is only 60 minutes away.”
Continuing Tracey said “these awards are the most prestigious in the county and I wish to thank both sponsors for their support and promotion of our games.”
Diarmuid Vaughan RPH and Kieran McGeary 96FM were also fulsome in their praise and wished the best of luck in the All-Ireland semi-final against Ulster Champions Naomh Colmcille in January.
Anthony is the 1th Knocknagree player to win one of theses Monthly awards,
In attendance were County Board Officers, Donal Leahy, Des Cullinane and Louise Cashell of the Cork Independent.
Anthony was accompanied by members of his family, club officials and players along with team manager John Fintan Daly all in acknowledgement of a quality player.
Anthony now joins the previous monthly winners ahead of the overall winner been announced, at the Gala Banquet in the Rochestown Park Hotel on Friday February 2nd.

Pic: Tony O Connell

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