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Galway and Cork stars scoop GAA player of the month honours

Shane Walsh and Patrick Horgan were the award winners for June.

GALWAY’S SHANE WALSH and Cork’s Patrick Horgan have been named as June’s GAA player of the month award winners.

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The pair picked up the PWC GAA-GPA monthly awards after they led their respective counties to provincial titles last month.

Walsh scored 0-8 in the Tribe’s Connacht final victory over Roscommon, while Horgan’s 11-point haul helped the Rebels to success in the Munster decider against Clare.

PwC GAA/GPA Player of the Month Awards for June Source: Brendan Moran/SPORTSFILE

The Glen Rovers ace contributed 1-42 during Cork’s provincial campaign and is the sixth highest scorer in the All-Ireland SHC. John Meyler’s side take on Limerick in Croke Park in the All-Ireland semi-final on Sunday week.

Kilkerrin-Clonberne attacker Walsh chipped in with 0-16 during Galway’s Connacht-winning campaign where they defeated Mayo, Sligo and Roscommon.

He added a further five points last weekend during their win over Kerry in the Super 8s opener.

PwC GAA/GPA Player of the Month Awards for June Source: Brendan Moran/SPORTSFILE

Galway travel to Newbridge to face Kildare on Sunday, before they face Monaghan on 4 August in round 3.

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