CONOR McMANUS AND PETER Duggan have been announced as the July winners of the PWC GAA/GPA Player of the Month awards.
McManus saw off competition from Galway’s Ian Burke and David Clifford of Kerry to win the football award, while Duggan took the hurling prize at the expense of Cathal Mannion of Galway and Limerick’s Aaron Gillane.
The performances of McManus were vital for Monaghan as they eventually sealed their passage to a first All-Ireland senior football semi-final in 30 years last weekend.
In their July games against Laois, Kildare and Kerry, the 31-year-old forward chipped in with a personal contribution of 1-18.
The campaign ended for the Clare hurlers with Sunday’s semi-final replay defeat to Galway, but Duggan played a crucial role in the Banner County’s journey to the last four.
The Clooney-Quin ace hit a combined tally of 1-28 in Clare’s three games in July against Cork, Wexford and Galway.
Speaking on behalf of the GPA, Executive Committee member Ronan Sheehan said: “Congratulations to Peter Duggan and Conor McManus on their respective July Player of the Month awards.
“The two players have performed brilliantly in July among a series of stellar outings. Well done to both very deserving winners.”
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