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Winter 2012

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PLAYER OF THE MONTH AWARDS Ladies Gaelic Football Player of the Month Awards Geraldine O'Flynn Player of the Month for September Cork's Geraldine O'Flynn was honoured with the September Croke Park Hotel Player of the Month Award in association with the Irish Independent . The Rebel's dynamic wing back scored two points in a player of the match performance as the Leesiders claimed their seventh AllIreland title in eight years. Geraldine had another excellent season in 2012 and her performance against Kerry capped off an excellent campaign for the Liscarroll star. Geraldine has since been honoured with her third AllStar Award and was also a nominee in the Players' Player of the Year Award. Speaking about receiving the September Croke Park Hotel Player of the Month Award Geraldine said, 'I am really honoured to receive this award. It has been a great year and to win an All-Ireland at the end of it was fantastic. Things went well for us in the Final against a very resilient Kerry team but we stuck to our game plan and came out on the right side of the result.' Helen O'Rourke, CEO of the Ladies Gaelic Football Association said 'Geraldine is one of the real stars of Ladies Gaelic Football and is an inspirational figure in an exceptional team. She is a role model to young players coming through the ranks and her performance in the AllIreland Final was full of examples of all that is good about Ladies Gaelic Football.' Cathriona McConnell – Player of the Month for August Monaghan Ladies footballer Cathriona McConnell was the August winner of The Croke Park Hotel Player of the Month Award in association with the Irish Independent. McConnell was instrumental in Monaghan's win over Mayo with a personal tally of 3-03, helping the current National League Champions to a 4-15 to 2-14 win over The Westerners. Helen O'Rourke, CEO of the Ladies Gaelic Football Association said, "Congratulations to Cathriona on picking up her award, her display against Mayo was typical of the fantastic standard of football that is consistently produced in Ladies Gaelic Football' Cathriona McConnell receives her Player of the Month Award for August Sinéad Goldrick – Player of the Month for July Dublin's Sinéad Goldrick was the July winner of The Croke Park Hotel/Irish Independent Player of the Month award. Goldrick was instrumental in Dublin's impressive form in June, playing a key role in wins over Kildare and their march to a Leinster Final and an eventual win over provincial rivals Meath. Winter 2012 Alan Smullen, General Manager at The Croke Park Hotel commented, "We are delighted to be involved with the Ladies Gaelic Football Association and to highlight the fantastic achievements of these players as Ladies Football continues to go from strength to strength. Congratulations, in this our first ever award, to Sinéad Goldrick and the very best of luck to her and the rest of the Dublin team." Sinéad Goldrick receives her Player of the Month Award for July www.ladiesgaelic.ie 43

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