Conway and Keegan Kildare county players of 2016

Kildare GAA Awards Night

Tommy Callaghan tommy@leinsterleader.ie

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Tommy Callaghan tommy@leinsterleader.ie

Conway and Keegan Kildare county players of 2016

Fergal Conway, Kildare County Football of the Year

Fergal Conway and Gerry Keegan made it a Celbridge double as they were presented with the county senior football and county senior hurler of the year awards at the Kildare GAA Annual Awards ceremony at Celbridge Manor Hotel, last night (Saturday).

In front of a big attendance MC, Ger McNally, took us through the season at club and county, hurling and football.

Co Board Chairman, Ger Donnelly, congratulated all the winners and had a special word for Kildare Minor Footballers who made it back-to-back Leinster titles, under manager Brendan Hackett, while also paying tribute to the Kildare hurling team of 1966 who won the Junior All Ireland final that year and were special guests on the night. Kildare senior hurlers, winners of the Kehoe Cup were also honoured.

On the club scene Sarsfields' Ben McCormack picked up the Senior Club Footballer of the Year, with Patrick Curtin making it a magnificent night for the Celbridge club when chosen as the Senior Hurling Club player of the year.

Chris Healy (Two Mile House) won the Intermediate Club Footballer of the Year with Darran Barker (Kilcullen)  taking the Junior Football award.

The Intermediate Club Hurler of the year went to Tadhg Forde of Maynoowth with Sallins’ T J Gordan winning the junior hurler of the year.

The Handballer of the Year went to Paul Moran of Leixlip.