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Moran and Hickey scoop Player of the Month awards for August

The pair were in superb form for their counties over the past month.

Moran (left) and Hickey with their awards at Croke Park today.
Moran (left) and Hickey with their awards at Croke Park today.
Image: ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne

THE OPEL GAA/GPA Players of the Month for August have been announced this morning with Kerry’s David Moran winning the football award and Limerick corner-back Seamus Hickey taking the prize for hurling.

Kingdom midfielder Moran, the son of legendary footballer Denis ‘Ogie’ Moran, put in a series of excellent performances during the win over Galway and the two semi-final meetings with Mayo.

Limerick star Hickey, meanwhile, returned from a cruciate knee injury picked up in last year’s All-Ireland semi-final and won the Man of the Match award in their narrow defeat to Kilkenny.

Speaking about the pair, GAA president Liam O’Neill:  “Kerry have grown into this year’s championship in fine style and few have epitomised this more than David Moran. He has been a rock at centre-field for Kerry and his performance in the replay win over Mayo in Limerick was one of the best of the season.

David Moran Moran in action for Kerry. Source: James Crombie/INPHO

“Séamus Hickey has long been one of Limerick’s stand-out performers and his versatility has been a major asset to successive managers from the county,” he added.

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“His exhibition against Kilkenny on a most difficult day for hurling was immense and although the result did not satisfy Limerick expectations, his input was something to savour – a fact acknowledged by his peers.”

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