Awards: Intermediate Hurler of the Year

December 28, 2017

A fantastic year for Navan O'Mahonys hurling

Intermediate Hurler of the Year

This year's intermediate hurling championship saw Navan O'Mahonys make a quick return to the senior ranks, but they were pushed all the way by Na Fianna.

It took a replay for the Brews Hill outfit to secure their senior status for 2018 and what a competitive championship it was with Na Fianna needing extra time to see off the challenge of Kilskyre/Moylagh and Kildalkey's second string pushing O'Mahonys all the way in the two semi-finals.

Of course, each team had their standout players and it was not easy to narrow it down to just three players, but after plenty of soul searching, we have come to our conclusion.

Joe Melia (Kilskyre/Moylagh): Played the centre forward role to perfection by adding a hard working ethic to his ability to score from play and frees. Kept his side in the semi-final with some crucial scores as they were narrowly defeated by Na Fianna after extra time.

Diarmuid Bailey (Na Fianna): A talented midfielder that is equally at home at centre forward. Has it all when it comes to the array of skills needed to perform to such a level and will be the backbone that the side build their team around in the coming years.

Our award goes to Jack Walshe (Navan O'Mahonys): The county hurler proved his worth in the grade scoring some impressive scores throughout the campaign including the draw and replay in the county final where he held his nerve to keep his side in the drawn match.

Well done Jack.



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