Pat Horgan, Vice-Chairman Cork County Board; Finbarr McCarthy, 96/C103FM; Ciaran Joyce; Tom Tobin, Rochestown Park Hotel; Carey Joyce, Vice-Chair Castlemartyr GAA Club and Joe Blake, PRO Cork County Board. Photo: Tony O’Connell

Castlemartyr’s Ciaran picks up another award

By Finbarr McCarthy

It’s been a season to remember for many players on the various Cork underage teams but for one particular player, the winning run continued with his club.

Having won back to back Munster and All-Ireland Under 20 hurling medals, Ciaran Joyce turned his attention to his club Castlemartyr, with similarly successful results!

It began with winning the delayed 2020 Lower Intermediate Championship and with huge momentum they then went on to win the Intermediate A Championship and gained successive promotions in a short period of time.

In recognition of this, Ciaran was presented with the 96FM/C103 GAA Sports Star of the month award for October in association with the Rochestown Park Hotel.

Ciaran was delighted to be honoured and paid tribute to the management teams and players with both club and county for making it possible.

Pat Horgan Vice-Chairman of Cork County Board, congratulated Ciaran and Castlemartyr on an outstanding season: “Ciaran was a key player for Cork and he replicated that form with his club and is fully deserving of this award and I wish him continued success in the coming seasons.”

Pat thanked 96FM/C013 for their coverage of the championships and these awards, also Tom Tobin and the Rochestown Park Hotel who have always been very supportive of the board.

Officers of the Castlemartyr club along with players and management were in attendance, John Cashman a member of the club and two previous monthly award winners Brian Lawton and Darragh Moran were also present.

Thanks were also expressed to County Board PRO Joe Blake whose three year term of office concluded at the Annual Convention last Saturday. Joe was an avid supporter of these awards and attended many of the lunches while also arranging for the pictures and reports to be included in the match day programmes especially in the last number of months as crowds and programmes returned.

A date for the overall awards banquet will be announced in the coming weeks.