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Reid and McCaffrey scoop GAA/GPA hurler and footballer of the year awards

Individual honours went to Kilkenny hurler TJ Reid and Dublin footballer Jack McCaffrey at this evening’s gala bash.

KILKENNY’S TJ REID and Dublin star Jack McCaffrey scooped the prestigious Player of the Year awards at this evening’s GAA/GPA Opel Allstar bash at the convention centre in the capital.

Reid beat off competition from last year’s winner and teammate Richie Hogan for the Hurler of the Year prize, while Tipperary’s ace marksman Seamus Callanan was also in the running.

McCaffrey topped the list in a three-man Dublin football poll, seeing off Philly McMahon and Bernard Brogan for the individual accolade.

TJ Reid celebrates scoring his side's first goal TJ Reid celebrates his All-Ireland final goal against Galway. James Crombie / INPHO James Crombie / INPHO / INPHO

It was another landmark season in the black and amber for Reid, who scored a staggering 4-32 en route to Leinster and All-Ireland glory.

Reid, 27, is now at the peak of his powers and he scored decisive goals in the All-Ireland semi-final and final victories over Waterford and Galway respectively.

Reid, also honoured with an Allstar, capped a superb year that also saw the teak-tough forward capture an AIB All-Ireland club medal with Ballyhale Shamrocks in March.

McCaffrey, meanwhile, enjoyed another stellar season in the Sky Blue of Dublin.

The 22-year-old finished the campaign with a second All-Ireland senior medal and he adds the Player of the Year award to his Young Footballer of the Year gong from 2013.

Jack McCaffrey with the Sam Maguire trophy Jack McCaffrey with the Sam Maguire Cup following Dublin's victory over Kerry in September. Donall Farmer / INPHO Donall Farmer / INPHO / INPHO

McCaffrey also collected a first Allstar award this evening following an outstanding 2015 championship campaign.

The Clontarf clubman excelled against Kerry in the All-Ireland final, despite suffering with a gastric bug in the days before the game.

McCaffrey scored a vital point against the Kingdom as Dublin claimed a third All-Ireland senior football title in five seasons.

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