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Bank of Ireland Celtic Challenge - Best & Fairest Award


Aside from a packed schedule of matches, the Bank of Ireland Celtic Challenge also features a number of new initiatives on trial for the first time Gaelic games, including the 'Best & Fairest Award'. 

The 'Best & Fairest Award' is an alternative approach to the traditional 'Man of the Match' awards. The concept is age-appropriate and is underpinned by the GAA Values of Respect and Teamwork.

After every match the Referee will consult with his Match Officials and chose one player from each team to receive the 'Best & Fairest Award' on the basis that they:

  • Displayed a high level of skill and endeavour;
  • Displayed respect towards Match Officials;
  • Displayed respect towards fellow players;
  • Displayed respect toward the Playing Rules. 

At the end of the Bank of Ireland Celtic Challenge one of the listed players will be selected at random and receive two tickets for the All Ireland Senior Hurling Final.

This page will be updated on a weekly basis with the list of players who receive a 'Best & Fairest Award'. 

GROUP H 

 Best & Fairest Award Recipient Game (Date)   
 Cain Ferguson (Tyrone) Tyrone v Antrim - 11.03.18 
 Caolin O Duffin (Antrim) Tyrone v Antrim - 11.03.18 
 Tom Keenan (Fermanagh)   Fermanagh v Derry - 11.03.18
 Eoghan Cassidy (Derry) Fermanagh v Derry - 11.03.18 
 Caolan Coulter (Down) Down v Armagh - 11.03.18 
 Fionntan Donnelly (Armagh) Down v Armagh - 11.03.18 
 Stuart Martin (Down) Derry v Down - 25.03.18 
 Darragh McGilligan (Derry) Derry v Down - 25.03.18 
 Luca McCusker (Fermanagh) Fermanagh v Tyrone - 25.03.18 
 Seán Paul McKernan (Tyrone) Fermanagh v Tyrone - 25.03.18 
 Enda Óg McGarry (Antrim) Antrim v Armagh - 25.03.18 
 Daire Murphy (Armagh) Antrim v Armagh - 25.03.18 
 Seán Campbell (Down)  Antrim v Down - 03.04.18 
 Barry Scott (Antrim) Antrim v Down - 03.04.18 
 Ronan McGurn (Fermanagh) Armagh v Fermanagh - 03.04.18 
 Seán McGuigan (Armagh) Armagh v Fermanagh - 03.04.18 
 Cormac Collins (Derry) Derry v Tyrone -  05.04.18
 Seán Paul McKernan (Tyrone) Derry v Tyrone - 05.04.18 
 Pádraig O'Kane (Derry) Armagh v Derry - 08.04.18
 Seán Watters (Armagh) Armagh v Derry - 08.04.18 
 Stuart Martin (Down) Down v Tyrone - 08.04.18 
 Cain Ferguson (Tyrone) Down v Tyrone - 08.04.18 
 Daire Murphy (Antrim) Antrim v Fermanagh - 08.04.18 
 Tom Keenan (Fermanagh) Antrim v Fermanagh - 08.04.18 
 Lorcán McMullen (Derry) Derry v Antrim - 15.04.18 
 Barry Scott (Antrim) Derry v Antrim - 15.04.18 
 Daragh McPhilips (Fermanagh) Fermanagh v Down - 15.04.18 
 Jon Fisher (Down)  Fermanagh v Down - 15.04.18 
 Shea Hardy (Armagh) Armagh v Tyrone - 15.04.18         
 Conor McGinty (Tyrone) Armagh v Tyrone - 15.04.18 

GROUP A

Best & Fairest Award Recipient  Game (Date)                                
 Adam Reilly (Galway Maroon) Galway Maroon v Limerick Treaty - 02.05.18 
 Seán Erasmus (Limerick Treaty)  Galway Maroon v Limerick Treaty - 02.05.18 
 Jack Lee (North Tipperary) North Tipperary v Clare Blues - 02.05.18 
 Oisín Murphy (North Tipperary)           North Tipperary v Galway Maroon - 09.05.18 
 Mark Hardiman (Galway Maroon)  North Tipperary v Galway Maroon - 09.05.17 

GROUP B

 Best & Fairest Award Recipient    Game (Date)                                 
 Colin Walsh (Kerry) Kerry v Limerick Sarsfields - 02.05.18 
 Paudi Hartigan (Limerick Sarsfields)  Kerry v Limerick Sarsfields - 02.05.18 
 Brian O'Sullivan (Cork North) Cork North v West Cork - 02.05.18 
 Piaras O'Halloran (Cork West) Cork North v West Cork - 02.05.18 
 Devin Burns (Kerry) Kerry v West Cork - 09.05.18 
 Cathal Wilson (West Cork) West Cork v Kerry - 09.05.18 
 Storm Devanney (Clare Saffrons) Clare Saffrons v Cork North - 09.05.18 
 Conor Griffin (Cork North) Clare Saffrons v Cork North - 09.05.18 

GROUP C

 Best & Fairest Award Recipients  Game (Date) 
 Adam Codd (Dublin Plunkett) Dublin Plunkett v Wexford - 02.05.18 
 Peter Cleary (Offaly) Offaly v Laois - 02.05.18 
 Gearóid Williams (Laois) Offaly v Laois - 02.05.18
 David Murray (Offaly) Offaly v Dublin Plunkett - 09.05.18 
 Darach McBride (Dublin Plunkett) Offaly v Dublin Plunkett - 09.05.18 
 Jack Kielty (Dublin Clarke) Dublin Clarke v Wexford - 09.05.18 

GROUP D

Best & Fairest Award Recipients   Game (Date) 
 Liam Walsh (Kildare) Kildare v Meath - 02.05.18 
 Aaron Taylor (Meath) Kildare v Meath - 02.05.18 
David Mahoney (Wicklow)  Westmeath v Wicklow - 02.05.18  
Stefan Holzner (Meath)  Meath v Westmeath - 09.05.18
 Rory Lambe (Wicklow) Wicklow v Carlow - 09.05.18 
 Jordan Brennan (Carlow) Wicklow v Carlow - 09.05.18 
 Shane Williams (Westmeath) Meath v Westmeah - 09.05.18 

GROUP E

 Best & Fairest Award Recipients  Game (Date) 
 Jason Hayes (Cork East) Cork East v Cork City - 02.05.18 
 Robbie Cotter (Cork City) Cork East v Cork City - 02.05.18 
 David Fox (South Tipperary) South Tipperary v Waterford - 02.05.18
 Eoin O'Reilly (Waterford) South Tipperary v Waterford - 02.05.18 
 Ciaran O'Neill (Waterford)  Waterford v Cork East - 09.05.18 
 Seán Walsh (Cork East) Waterford v Cork East - 09.05.18 
 Paddy Dullard (Kilkenny) Kilkenny v South Tipperary - 09.05.18 
 Lorcan Carr (South Tipperary) Kilkenny v South Tipperary - 09.05.18  

GROUP F

Best & Fairest Award Recipients  Game (Date) 
TJ Doheny (Louth)  Louth v Monaghan - 02.05.18 
 Mikey Carville (Monaghan) Louth v Monaghan - 02.05.18 
 Conor Quigley (Louth) Louth v Cavan - 09.05.18 
 Conor Masterson (Cavan) Louth v Cavan - 09.05.18 
 Shane Mallon (Leitrim) Leitrim v Longford - 09.05.18 
 Diarmuid Kelly (Longford) Leitrim v Longford - 09.05.18 

GROUP G

 Best & Fairest Award Recipients  Game (Date) 
 Cahan Hallinan (Sligo) Sligo v Galway Tribesmen - 02.05.18 
 Thomas Collins (Galway Tribesmen)  Sligo v Galway Tribesmen - 02.05.18 
 Michael Kelly (Roscommon) Roscommon v Mayo - 02.05.18 
 Danny Hill (Mayo) Mayo v Roscommon - 02.05.18 
 Darragh McCormick (Donegal) Donegal v Sligo  - 09.05.18
 Daire Cawley (Sligo) Donegal v Sligo - 09.05.18 
 Craig Potter (Galway Tribesmen) Galway Tribesmen v Roscommon - 09.05.18 
 Luke Corbett (Roscommon) Galway Tribesmen v Roscommon - 09.05.18 

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