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Good news for Tipperary hurling and Westmeath football today

John O’Dwyer and Kieran Martin have been recognised for their recent exploits.

Tipperary's John O'Dwyer.
Tipperary's John O'Dwyer.
Image: Donall Farmer/INPHO

THERE WAS GOOD news for Tipperary hurling and Westmeath football today with John O’Dwyer and Kieran Martin honoured with the latest GAA-GPA Opel Player of the Month awards.

O’Dwyer, who picked up his first Munster senior hurling medal with Tipperary last weekend, was in exceptional form in June when he fired 0-7 in the Premier’s convincing win over Limerick.

That display was enough to bag the leading hurler honour for June for the Killenaule man ahead of fellow nominees Waterford’s Tadhg De Búrca and Kilkenny’s Ger Aylward.

Martin didn’t enjoy a happy outcome last Sunday in Croke Park when Westmeath fell to Dublin in the Leinster football decider but he was outstanding during Westmeath’s march to the final in June.

Kieran Martin Westmeath's Kieran Martin Source: James Crombie/INPHO

After striking 1-2 in their quarter-final win in Mullingar over Wexford, he followed that up with a stunning performance in their dramatic comeback semi-final success against Meath as the Maryland club man fired 2-3.

His performances saw him claim the accolade ahead of the other nominees, Donegal’s Michael Murphy and Sligo’s Adrian Marren.

GAA / GPA Opel Player of the Month for June Westmeath's Kieran Martin and Tipperary's John O'Dwyer with their awards today. Source: Matt Browne/SPORTSFILE

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