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Cillian O'Connor and Stephen Bennett.
Cillian O'Connor and Stephen Bennett.
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Waterford and Mayo stars bag semi-final edition Player of the Month awards

Cillian O’Connor and Stephen Bennett have both been in exceptional form for their sides.
Dec 10th 2020, 1:22 PM 4,954 18

WATERFORD HURLER STEPHEN Bennett and Mayo footballer Cillian O’Connor have won the semi-final edition of the PwC GAA/GPA Players of the Month awards.

This is a special award in 2020 to acknowledge the performances of some of the best talent in the GAA in what is a shorter than usual inter-county season.

Both players have produced standout performances for their respective teams in the run-up to the All-Ireland finals.

Bennett bagged 1-10 for the Déise in their stunning comeback victory over Kilkenny which booked their place in the All-Ireland SHC final against Limerick.

The Ballysaggart star has been a consistent scoring outlet for Liam Cahill’s charges in 2020 as they seek to end a 61-year wait for Liam MacCarthy success this Sunday.

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pwc-gaa-gpa-hurling-player-of-the-month-semi-finals Stephen Bennett with his award. Source: Sam Barnes/SPORTSFILE

Meanwhile, Cillian O’Connor continues to deliver for Mayo as they prepare to face old rivals in the Sam Maguire decider.

He helped himself to 4-9 as James Horan’s side outgunned Tipperary in the semi-final last weekend.

pwc-gaagpa-football-player-of-the-month-semi-finals Cillian O'Connor holding up his Player of the Month award. Source: David Fitzgerald/SPORTSFILE

“To win these awards for their All-Ireland semi-final displays and to be recognised by their fellow players is a testament to the outstanding contributions that Cillian and Stephen made to their teams. They are both hugely deserving winners of these PwC GAA/GPA Player of the Month Awards,” said GPA Chief Executive Paul Flynn.

The PwC GAA/GPA Player of the Month Awards are voted for by the GPA’s membership.

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