Munster Handball All Star Awards 2012

Munster All Star Awards 2012

Written by Chris Curran

The 2012 GAA Handball All-Star awards for Munster have now been released and certainly make an eye-catching line-up of stars following an outstanding year both on and off the courts of play.

After securing his first All Ireland senior medal, in winning the All Ireland Senior Hardball crown back in May 2012, a former ‘national young player award winner’, Seamus O’Carroll has claimed the Male player of the year award for Munster for the year. Cork’s Catriona Casey, a previous winner of both the National youth and young player of the year award, has had another remarkable season on the courts again and in winning the All Ireland senior 60×30 title in addition to a host of All Ireland and 3 world titles, the Ballydesmond star is the Ladies player of the year in the southern province.

Club of the Year award in Munster heads to Limerick for the second year running as the highly successful Hospital Club takes the top accolade in 2012.

Overall in Munster for 2012, Limerick have most to celebrate with 5 provincial all star awards with both Cork and Kerry claiming 3 apiece, Clare with 2 awards and Tipperary on 1.

The full Munster All-Star Award winners list for 2012 is listed below and all will now go forward to represent their province as nominees for the National Award on Saturday 9th February 2013 in Croke Park.

Tickets for the event are now on sale for the Awards, costing just €50 each, for an event that is set to provide an outstanding night of entertainment, television footage and very special guests. It should also be pointed out that with a very large number of nominees and limited capacity, tickets will operate on a first come first served basis and anyone looking to attend the night would be advised to contact the office as soon as you can.

Full details and the remaining provincial All Star award winners for 2012 will be released in the coming days and week.

For further information contact the Croke Park team on +353 (0) 1 8192385.

MUNSTER All Star Award Winners 2012

MALE PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Seamus O Carroll (Limerick)

FEMALE PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Catriona Casey (Cork)

MASTERS PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Dominic Lynch (Kerry)

YOUNG MALE PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Killian Carroll (Cork)

YOUNG FEMALE PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Martina McMahon (Limerick)

YOUTH MALE PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Colin Crehan (Clare)

YOUTH FEMALE PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Ella Donnellan (Clare)

OFFICIAL OF THE YEAR: Pat Murphy (Limerick)

CLUBPERSON PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Christy Moriarty (Kerry)

COACH OF THE YEAR: John O Donoghue (Tipperary)

SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD: CJ Fitzpatrick/Seamus O Carroll (Limerick)

HALL OF FAME AWARD: Murty McEllistrim (Kerry)

TEAM OF THE YEAR: Catriona Casey/Aishling O Keeffe (Cork)

CLUB OF THE YEAR: Hospital (Limerick)