Clifford and Clarke the PwC GAA/GPA Players of the Month
The PwC GAA/GPA Player of the Month Award winners for May were announced today with Antrim hurler Ciaran Clarke and Kerry Footballer David Clifford rewarded for their outstanding performances during the month.
Clarke has been a key player for Antrim on their return to Division 1 hurling and his 1-11 against Clare in their opening day win was particularly eye-catching, a haul which included 1-1 from play.
Clifford again underlined his class with a string of high-quality performances for Kerry footballers in May, including a spectacular hat-trick of goals in the win over Galway and 1-6 in the dramatic draw with Dublin.
Commenting on the announcement, Feargal O’Rourke, Managing Partner, PwC, said: “On behalf of PwC, I would like to issue our heartfelt congratulations to Ciarán and David on being named the winners of the PwC GAA/GPA Player of the Month Awards for May, the first awards of the 50th Anniversary year of the All-Stars. Both of these brilliant players produced outstanding individual displays, whilst also delivering as real team players. "
Uachtarán Cumann Lúthchleas Gael, Larry McCarthy said: “Congratulations to our first PwC GAA/GPA Player of the Month Award winners for the 2021 season. It is fantastic to see games back countywide and the entertainment provided by all teams in May has been exceptional.
"David continues to show us his footballing talents every time he plays continuing the tradition of exceptional Kerry footballers down through the years. Ciarán was central to the rise of Antrim hurling back to Division 1. He has continued his excellent form into 2021 at the top level and is hugely deserving of this award.
“Congratulations to both players and my thanks on behalf of the GAA to PwC for their continued support of our games.”
Speaking on behalf of the Interim CEO of the GPA, Ciarán Barr added: “Congratulations to both David and Ciaran on winning the first of our PwC GAA/GPA Awards this year. All our players, as ever have showed incredible skill, commitment and individual brilliance since the return of our games and to be voted by the players as the standout performers in May is a testament to both players.’’
The PwC GAA/GPA Player of the Month Award winners are voted for by the GPA’s membership.