Players' awards next month
Wexford Gaels will gather together for the Glen Fuels player of the year awards at the Riverside Park Hotel, Enniscorthy, on Friday, March 4, to pay tribute to the men and women who brought distinction and glory to their county in 2015.
Now in its fourth year, this high-profile event, organised in association with the Wexford Supporters' Club, is a firm fixture on the social calendar of team members, G.A.A. followers and supporters of County Wexford in general.
Glen Fuels Company Director, Alan Keyes, as founder and sponsor of the awards, is delighted in particular this year to be honouring the three-in-a-row Leinster Under-21 hurling champions and the county's world handball champions.
The awards night will be co-hosted by former RTE presenter and Wexford ambassador Anne Doyle, and All-Ireland winner and People Newspapers hurling columnist Tom Dempsey.
Five nominees have been selected by an independent panel of judges in seven categories, namely -
Senior hurling: Shaun Murphy (Oulart-The Ballagh), Keith Rossiter (Oulart-The Ballagh), David Redmond (Oulart-The Ballagh), Lee Chin (Faythe Harriers), Liam Ryan (Rapparees).
Senior football: Ciarán Lyng (St. Martin's), Matthew O'Hanlon (St. James'), Brian Malone (Shelmaliers), Naomhan Rossiter (St. Mary's, Rosslare), Kevin O'Grady (St. James').
Under-21 hurling: Liam Ryan (Rapparees), Pádraig Foley (Crossabeg-Ballymurn), Andrew Kenny (Buffers Alley), Conor McDonald (Naomh Eanna), Cathal Dunbar (Ballygarrett).
Under-21 football: Simon Donohoe (Shelmaliers), Robbie Vallejo (Geraldine O'Hanrahans), Syl Byrne (Ballyhogue), Eoghan Nolan (Shelmaliers), Adam Parle (St. James').
Camogie: Stacey Kehoe (Oulart-The Ballagh), Shelley Kehoe (Oulart-The Ballagh), Stacey Redmond (Oulart-The Ballagh), Claire O'Connor (Rathnure), Kate Kelly (St. Ibar's/Shelmalier).
Ladies' football: Maria Byrne (Kilmore), Niamh Moore (Kilmore), Katrina Parrock (Kilmore), Aishling Traynor (Shelmalier), Bríd Byrne (Ballyhogue).
Handball: Keith Armstrong (Kilmyshall), Mikie Berry (Barntown), Mark Doyle (Taghmon), Daniel Kavanagh (St. Joseph's), Galen Riordan (Ballyhogue).
The voting lines are open to the public - who will ultimately decide who takes home the awards - until midnight March 3. Votes may be cast via: www.wexfordgaa.com , www.glenfuels.com, www.facebook.com/glenfuelservicesltd, or www.facebook.com/wexgaa
Wexford Supporters' Club Chairman, Des Croke, congratulated the players and thanked Alan Keyes and Glen Fuel Services Ltd. for their creative thinking, interest and support when the event was launched in the Riverside Park Hotel recently.