PWC Players of the Month for July announced:
The PwC GPA Women’s Player of the Month and PwC GAA/GPA Player of the Month winners for July have been announced, giving well-earned recognition for some remarkable performances throughout the Championship in July, with the PwC GAA/GPA Men’s and PwC GPA Women’s Player of the Final Awards taking place later in August.
PwC are proud sponsors of the Player of the Month Awards across camogie, hurling and men and women’s football. Louise Ní Muircheartaigh (Kerry) and Beth Carton (Waterford) are the July winners of the PwC GPA Women’s Player of the Month Awards for football and camogie respectively.
Cian Lynch (Limerick) and Brendan Rogers (Derry) are the PwC GAA/GPA Players of the Month Awards winners for July in hurling and football respectively.
A monstrous performance from Cian Lynch in the All-Ireland semi-final has seen him win the PwC GAA/GPA July Player of the Month. Lynch was instrumental from the middle of the park with a point against Galway.
Brendan Rogers’ leadership and quality has earned him the PwC GAA/GPA men’s football Player of the Month for July. Rogers was integral to Derry’s four-point victory over Cork in the Quarter Final, with two scores to his name. Rogers proved to be Derry’s engine when it mattered coming up with two more scores in the All-Ireland Semi Final as they narrowly missed out against Kerry.
Beth Carton has deservedly been awarded her second PwC GAA/GPA Player of the Month award this season. Beth took matters into her own hands as she went out and got eight scores against a tough Tipperary outfit in the All-Ireland semi-final which was just about enough to secure a place in the All-Ireland Final for the first time since 1945.
Kerry’s ace in attack Louise Ní Muircheartaigh has been unstoppable this season with 4-24 to her name, the highest scorer in the championship so far. The PwC GAA/GPA Football Player of the Month award was incredibly deserved, with Louise racking up 0-5 against Cavan, 0-3 in the quarter-final victory over Meath, and 1-10 against Mayo in a stunning performance that gives her and her teammates the chance to end Kerry’s thirty-year senior football glory drought on August 13th against Dublin.
Commenting on the announcement, Enda McDonagh, Managing Partner, PwC, said: “On behalf of all of us at PwC, I would like to extend our sincerest congratulations to Louise, Beth, Brendan and Cian on being named the July Player of the Month Award winners.
“July has seen another month of incredible sporting talent on display, with some fiercely contested semi-finals across all codes. All winners are more than worthy of this award, with each player standing out for their commendable work ethic and skill.
“It is a privilege to partner alongside the GPA and the GAA to recognise both women and men for their tremendous sporting achievements in the Gaelic Games.”
Uachtarán Chumann Lúthchleas Gael Larry McCarthy offered his congratulations to this month’s four winners: “Congratulations to Brendan, Cian, Louise and Beth on winning their respective Player of the Month awards for July. All four players shone as part of very strong team performances across our codes. Every best wish to you all, and your peers, in the weeks and months ahead, as you return to the field for your clubs.
I want to again note my thanks to PwC for their ongoing support of these monthly awards. Thank you also to the GPA for their partnership on these awards.”
Speaking on behalf of the GPA, Tom Parsons said: “To win these personal accolades is always very special but to win them in the closing stages of the season is even more so. It means that when the chips were down these players stood up and were counted. Congratulations to Louise, Beth, Cian and Brendan on their performances all season and of course I want to wish Louise well for Sunday.
“Sunday’s game, barring a draw, will bring the inter-county season to a close. I want to thank every player across the four codes for their exceptional efforts for their counties, the pinnacle our games.
“Thanks as always to PwC, who have been a long-time supporter of player and to the GAA for their partnership in these awards.”
The PwC GPA Women’s Player of the Month and PwC GAA/GPA Players of the Month Award winners are voted for by the GPA’s membership.