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These 6 players will fight it out for the GAA player of the month awards for May

Donegal, Monaghan, Tipperary, Dublin, Galway and Limerick players are all in the running.

DONEGAL, MONAGHAN, TIPPERARY, Dublin, Galway and Limerick players are all in the running for the GAA-GPA Opel player of the month awards for May.

Monaghan’s Conor McManus, Donegal’s Martin McElhinney and Tipperary’s Steven O’Brien will fight it out for the football award.

While Limerick’s Cian Lynch, Galway’s Cyril Donnellan and Dublin’s Mark Schutte will battle for the hurling honour.

The winners will be chosen by the inter-county playing body and will be announced next Wednesday, 10 June.

These 6 players will fight it out for the GAA player of the month awards for May
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  • Conor McManus (Monaghan) in action against Cavan

    Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHO
  • Martin McElhinney (Donegal) in action against Tyrone

    Source: Presseye/Lorcan Doherty/INPHO
  • Steven O'Brien (Tipperary) in action against Waterford

    Source: Morgan Treacy/INPHO
  • Cian Lynch (Limerick) in action against Clare

    Source: James Crombie/INPHO
  • Cyril Donnellan (Galway) in action against Dublin

    Source: Cathal Noonan/INPHO
  • Mark Schutte (Dublin) in action against Galway

    Source: Donall Farmer/INPHO

Football

McElhinney bagged 1-2 in Donegal’s Ulster preliminary round win over Tyrone and they now face Armagh on 14 June at the quarter-final stage.

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McManus struck 0-7 in Monaghan’s Ulster quarter-final success against Cavan and they now take on Fermanagh at the last four juncture.

While O’Brien hit 0-6 in Tipperary’s Munster quarter-final success over Waterford last Sunday and they now advance to take on Kerry on 14 June.

Hurling

Lynch was man-of-the-match on his championship debut when he fired 0-3 in Limerick’s Munster quarter-final success over Clare.

Donnellan impressed when shooting 0-3 for Galway last Sunday in their draw against Dublin but it was his opposite number Schutte that claimed the man-of-the-match honour as he hit 0-3 from play.

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Fintan O'Toole

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