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After leading Galway to the Promised Land, Micheál Donoghue is Philips Sports Manager of the Year

Galway won the league, Leinster championship and All-Ireland under Donoghue’s stewardship.

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GALWAY HURLING MANAGER Micheal Donoghue has capped an unforgettable year by collecting the Philips Lighting Sports Manager of the Year award this afternoon.

Donoghue, who led Galway to a glorious treble including the Tribesmen’s first All-Ireland senior title in 29 years, topped the list of 12 monthly winners to take the prize.

The Clarinbridge clubman is the first GAA winner of the award since Dublin’s Jim Gavin in 2013.

Dundalk FC manager Stephen Kenny won the 2016 prize.

Philips Lighting Sports Manager of the Year Monthly Winners 2017

  • December 2016: Willie Mullins (Champion National Hunt trainer)
  • January 2017: Mark Scannell (UCC Glanmire Basketball)
  • February 2017: Brian Nugent (Cycling Ireland high performance manager)
  • March 2017: Jessica Harrington (National Hunt horse racing trainer)
  • April 2017: Chris Hughton (Brighton & Hove Albion FC)
  • May 2017: Brendan Rodgers (Celtic FC)
  • June 2017: Aidan O’Brien (Champion Flat horse racing trainer)
  • July 2017: Kieran Kingston (Cork senior hurling manager)
  • August 2017: Micheál Donoghue (Galway senior hurling manager)
  • September 2017: Jim Gavin (Dublin senior football manager)
  • October 2017: John Caulfield (Cork City FC manager)
  • November 2017: Joseph O’Brien (Horse racing trainer)

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