ANNERVILLE SPORTS AWARDS

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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