Luke Meade wins March accolade;
The prestigious Fitzgibbon Cup may not have landed on Leeside this year, but there was a very strong connection with the winning Mary I team.
Jamie Wall was the coach, Conor Twomey was a panel member, but a key player throughout the campaign was Newcestown’s Luke Meade, that coupled with quality displays with Cork in the wins over Waterford and Tipperary, Luke was the stand out choice as the 96FM/C103 GAA Sport Star of the month award winner for March in association with the Rochestown Park Hotel.
In accepting the award Luke said “I am delighted to honoured here but the effort by all players and management made this award possible and in particular Jamie who was magnificent all year.”
County Board Chairman Ger Lane said “ It’s been an exciting few weeks for Luke, apart from winning a Fitzgibbon Cup medal which is big in itself, you have played outstanding for Cork and those goals against Waterford and Tipperary helped the team into the league quarter-final”.
Ger also had words of praise for Jamie Wall, who he said “has made a very positive contribution despite his difficulties and is testimony to his resolve and determination, I would also like to acknowledge the sponsors of these awards without doubt the most prestigious in the county.”
Diarmuid Vaughan RPH and Kieran Mc Geary also congratulated Luke on his well deserved and wished him continued success with his club Newcestown and Cork hurlers in the coming months.
Luke was accompanied by his family including his brother jack himself a dual player with Newcestown, who were represented by Charlie and Tom Wilson, Leo O’Halloran and Doine Keane whose son Carthach was a previous monthly winner of this award.
Also in attendance were County Board Officer Vice–Chairman Tracey Kennedy, PRO Donal Leahy and Irish Officer Jerry Walsh all acknowledging Luke Meade a worthy recipient for March.
The overall winner will be announce at the Gala Banquet in February 2017 and Luke now joins the previous monthly winners David Drummond in January and February’s Shane O’Donovan.
Finbarr Mc Carthy