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Tipperary and Roscommon players land 2017 GAA goal of the year honours

Niall O’Meara and Cian Connolly’s strikes won the TG4 vote.

TIPPERARY HURLER NIALL O’Meara and Roscommon footballer Cian Connolly have won the 2017 TG4 Cúil na Bliana awards.

pjimage Tipperary's Niall O'Meara and Roscommon's Cian Connolly. Source: INPHO

O’Meara won the hurling award for his strike in a league tie with Kilkenny last March in Semple Stadium.

Source: TG4/YouTube

Connolly secured the football award for his strike in Roscommon’s Connacht final victory over Galway last July in Pearse Stadium.

Source: TG4/YouTube

The Irish language broadcaster revealed the results of the public vote this evening that saw O’Meara and Connolly’s strike voted the top score from their respective shortlists.

Image uploaded from iOS (1) Source: TG4

Image uploaded from iOS Source: TG4

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