O'Keeffe: it was a bit surreal

November 08, 2017

Waterford goalkeeper Stephen O'Keeffe celebrates.
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Waterford goalkeeper Stephen O'Keeffe admits that he was surprised to receive an All-Star this year.

O'Keeffe became the first Waterford goalkeeper to receive the accolade as he was chosen as the country's number one goalkeeper for 2017 following a string of fine performances that saw the Deise reach the All-Ireland SHC final.

The Bullygunner netminder still has the no small matter of the Munster club SHC final to prepare for and he admitted to the Waterford News & Star that everything was focused on the final against Na Piarsaigh for the time being.

"It was a bit surreal to be honest. I genuinely wasn't expecting it to happen. Obviously, it's an honour to get it," said O'Keeffe.

"It's something that I can look back on when the year is over and appreciate the fact that I won it. For now, it's all guns blazing for the Munster final."

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