Kildare’s Jimmy Hyland selected as the EirGrid GAA U20 Player of the Province for Leinster
After a super display in this year’s EirGrid GAA U20 Leinster Championship, Kildare U20 footballer, Jimmy Hyland, has been named as the EirGrid GAA U20 Player of the Province for Leinster
Jimmy Hyland has been crowned as the provincial winner for Leinster. The young Ballyteague man secured this award for his super contribution throughout the Leinster campaign. Hyland put in a man of the match performance in helping Kildare to their first provincial title scoring 8 points whilst setting up a penalty that Tony Archbold converted. Kildare then went on to face Kerry in the All-Ireland semi-final and defeated them by 1 point with the final score 1-14 to 1-13. Jimmy scored 1-8 on this day and claimed the EirGrid U20 Man of the Match award.
Kildare then went onto face Mayo in a thrilling EirGrid GAA Football U20 All-Ireland Final with the final score 1-18 to 1-16. Yet again, Hyland put on a phenomenal display of football and he picked up his third Man of the match award of the championship. This is the second year of the EirGrid GAA U20 Player of the Province initiative and it is one that has been put in place to recognise and reward outstanding performances throughout each of the four provinces at U20 level. Each recipient has been carefully selected by the Gaelic Writers Association.
Director of External Affairs at EirGrid, Rosemary Steen, commented;
“I would like to extend my sincere congratulations to Callum, Jimmy, Ross and Stefan for their performances in this season’s EirGrid U20 Football Championship. Each winner has produced some amazing sporting moments, and we are delighted to acknowledge their achievements with these Player of the Province awards”.
Callum Brown has been selected as the EirGrid GAA U20 Player of the Province for Ulster and in Connacht, Ross Egan has been chosen. The Munster EirGrid GAA U20 Player of the Province is Stefan Okunbor from Kerry.
Uachtarán Chumann Luthchleas Gael John Horan said:
“The recent EirGrid U20 GAA Football All-Ireland final was a high quality affair, and a fitting end to a fantastic competition which showcased the depth of the exciting talent that is emerging in Gaelic Football.
“Given the high standard of the matches in all four provinces, to be selected as the marquee performers is a major achievement and I salute Callum, Jimmy, Ross and Stefan on their awards and I look forward to seeing this crop of players make their mark on the game in the years to come at senior club and county level.”
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