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September player of the month glory for Dublin and Kilkenny All-Ireland winners

Paddy Andrews and TJ Reid were honoured in Dublin this morning.

Image: Morgan Treacy/INPHO

DUBLIN’S PADDY ANDREWS and Kilkenny hitman TJ Reid have been named as the Opel GAA/GPA Players of the Month for September in football and hurling respectively.

Nominated by an independent panel of experts and chosen by the intercounty playing body, the players were today presented with their awards at a reception in Croke Park.

With a majestic showing at full forward, Andrews’s standout performance in Dublin’s semi-final replay against Mayo saw him earn the football gong for September.

The St Brigid’s clubman gave a man-of-the-match display that yielded an impressive five points from play, and saw the Dubs progress to their 38th All-Ireland Final.

Paddy Andrews celebrates with the Sam Maguire trophy Paddy Andrews lifts Sam Maguire. Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

The towering attacker continued his form against Kerry in that final, scoring an important point before the break, as Jim Gavin’s side ran out three points to claim their third All-Ireland title in the space of five seasons.

Kilkenny’s tour-de-force cemented Reid’s status as an Opel Hurler of the Year nominee, with a clinical performance in the wing forward position.

TJ Reid displays the Liam McCarthy Cup to the crowd TJ Reid is odds-on favourite for the Hurler of the Year award. Source: Morgan Treacy/INPHO

The 27-year-old Ballyhale Shamrocks ace collected his seventh All-Ireland medal after scoring an impressive 1-7 as the Cats recorded a 1-22 to 1-18 win over Galway in the final.

Reid’s outstanding display proved decisive in guiding his side to victory on the day, voted by his peers as September’s standout performer after spearheading Kilkenny’s attack through their 36th All-Ireland winning campaign.

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