Four of the sixteen Annerville Award winners who have been chosen by the Tipperary United Sports Panel are from the world of GAA. The hurling award goes to All-Star Lar Corbett, who enjoyed arguably the finest year of his career when he helped Tipperary’s hurlers retain the Munster Championship and reach the All-Ireland Final. Lar also played a key role as Thurles Sarsfields regained the County Senior Hurling Championship. The Gaelic Football Award has been won by Aherlow’s Ciaran McDonald, who played a starring role as Tipperary won promotion in the National League for the second successive year and also captured the Division Three title. The Brian Borus club, which won the All-Ireland Intermediate Ladies Football Championship in such memorable fashion last month, when they beat St. Brigid’s of Dublin by a point in the final, has ensured that their sport has also been recognised. The Knocknagow Award, which each year is presented to a Sportsperson of the Past, will be presented to Phil Shanahan of Toomevara, who played on Tipp’s All-Ireland winning three-in-a-row team from 1949-’51. Congratulations are extended to them all, and they will will be joined by the award winners in the other sports when the Annerville Awards are presented at a function at Hotel Minella, Clonmel on Saturday, January 30th, 2010.

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