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Small consolation as stars of Mayo and Tipp win August player of the month awards

It was an epic month of action at HQ.

Lee Keegan and Seamus Callanan at today's awards function.
Lee Keegan and Seamus Callanan at today's awards function.
Image: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

AFTER SEMI-FINAL exits from their respective championships, Lee Keegan and Seamus Callanan might find some comfort in picking up individual awards today.

The pair have been named August’s Opel GAA/GPA Players of the Month.

Lee Keegan starred as Mayo first claimed an epic draw against Dublin in the All-Ireland SFC semi-final and then ultimately crashed out in the reply six days later.

The wing back scored 1-2 against Donegal in the quarter-final at HQ.

Callanan surely walked away from Tipp’s hurling semi-final exit to Galway wondering how he ended up on the losing side.

The Drom-Inch clubman hit an extraordinary three goals and nine points but still saw the Premier lose out to the Triebsemen at the death.

Seamus Callanan celebrates scoring the first goal of the game Seamus Callanan celebrates scoring the first goal of the game against Galway Source: Donall Farmer/INPHO

“While Seamus and Lee have had to endure the heartbreak of semi-final defeat, their outstanding individual performances during August have been recognised by their fellow players,” said GPA chief Dessie Farrell. “Once again this year both players have been pivotal in their sides’ progress to the latter stages of the championship – Lee’s performance against Donegal and Seamus’ tour de force against Galway were standout displays this season.”

Lee Keegan Lee Keegan in action for Mayo against Dublin. Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

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