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Kiladangan's Paul Flynn Named Hurler Of The Year

Thursday, 19 January 2017

PAUL Flynn, Kiladangan, has been named Nenagh Guardian North Tipperary Hurler of the Year. The Kiladangan forward was selected for the 2016 award at a function held by the North Tipperary Board at The Thatch Ballycommon last Friday evening.


Hurlers of the year in other grades plus the winning captains who led their respective clubs to success in North Tipperary during 2016 were also invited.

Chairman Dan Kennedy, Roscrea, presided in the company of Marian Minehan, Secretary.

The Kiladangan full forward accepted his award from Shane Brophy, Sports Editor of the Nenagh Guardian, becoming the fourth Kiladangan player to win the accolade joining Ger Slattery in 2002 and Darragh Egan in 2013 and Joe Gallagher in 2015.


Paul had a great year at full forward helping his club retain the Hibernian North Tipperary senior hurling championship with the Shanonsiders claiming their sixth title at the expense of Kilruane MacDonaghs. He was one of the leading forwards in the game in 2016 and gained the award following his fantastic ability to pick off points from play as Kiladangan went unbeaten all year until their county final defeat to Thurles Sarsfields.

Flynn won the award ahead of Shane McGrath, Ballinahinch who won the Intermediate award; Shane Seymour, Kiladangan, winner of the Junior award; Jason Ryan, Toomevara winner of the Under-21 award and Adam Hogan, Moneygall at minor level.

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