Sullivan and Sampson scoop Offaly Player of the Year awards

December 07, 2022

Shinrone's Adrian Cleary, Jason Sampson, Sean Cleary and Ciaran Cleary celebrate with the Sean Robbins Cup ©INPHO/James Crombie

Anton Sullivan and Jason Sampson have been named as the Offaly Senior Footballer and Hurler of the Year respectively.

Sullivan, who was recently named on the inaugural Tailteann Cup Team of the Year, starred for Rhode as they wrested back the Dowling Cup from Tullamore, while Sampson was one of the standout performers for Shinrone in their historic SHC success. The pair will be honoured along with the winners in the other categories at a presentation function in The Bridge House Hotel, Tullamore on Saturday, January 7.

Meanwhile, Rhode football great Jody Gunning and legendary Offaly and Lusmagh goalkeeper Jim Troy will be inducted into the Offaly GAA Hall of Fame.

2022 Offaly Players of the Year

Senior Football: Anton Sullivan (Rhode)

Senior Hurling: Jason Sampson (Shinrone)

Senior ‘B’ Football: Peter Cunningham (Bracknagh)

Senior ‘B’ Hurling: Ger Crowe (Tullamore)

Intermediate Football: Stephen Conneely (Ballycommon)

Intermediate Hurling: David O’Toole-Greene (Shamrocks)

Junior ‘A’ Football: Geordi O’Meara (Ballinagar)

Junior 'A' Hurling: David Hanlon (Edenderry)

U20 Football: Luke Egan (Tullamore)

U20 Hurling: Alex Kavanagh (Kilcormac-Killoughey)

Football Referee: Fergal Smyth (Kilclonfert)

Hurling Referee: Shane Guinan (Drumcullen)

Camogie: Mairead Jennings (Birr)

Ladies Football: Roisín Ennis (Naomh Ciarán)

Handball: David Hope (Rhode)

Football Hall of Fame: Jody Gunning (Rhode)

Hurling Hall of Fame: Jim Troy (Lusmagh)


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