Conor Corbett's electric displays rewarded with Minor Footballer of the Year gong

Conor Corbett's electric displays rewarded with Minor Footballer of the Year gong
Conor Corbett was picked as the 2019 Minor Footballer of the Year at the Electric Ireland GAA Minor Star Awards. Picture Seb Daly/Sportsfile

CORK'S All-Ireland minor winning captain, Conor Corbett is the Electric Ireland Minor Football Player of the Year.

Corbett played a key role for Cork as they claimed their first All-Ireland minor football title since 2000 with a stunning victory over Galway. 

The Clyda Rovers clubman finished with a haul of 1-7 in the final, which included a last-minute strike to bring the game to extra time. 

Corbett played an influential role as captain throughout the campaign, as Cork overcame heartbreak in the Munster Minor Football Championship in May to win the Tom Markham Cup.

Corbett was presented with the award by Donegal’s most decorated footballer and 2019 Minor Star Awards panel member, Karl Lacey as part of this year’s Electric Ireland GAA Minor Star Awards on Saturday. 

The event celebrated the Minor Football and Hurling Teams of the Year, who were joined by their families and representatives from their County Boards and Management teams in Croke Park.

Galway’s Seán McDonagh was named Electric Ireland Minor Hurling Player of the Year, with Fergal O’Donnell honoured with the Electric Ireland Special Merit Award, for his significant contribution to Minor Football.

The awards emphasise that there is ‘nothing minor about playing minor’ and honour the best individual performers from the entire season. They also recognise the crucial and admirable part played by the families, club members and communities of players who have helped them to get to this point in their sporting career.

The four-man awards selection panel who chose the awardees, was unveiled in June, consisting of Donegal’s most decorated Footballer, Karl Lacey, former Galway dual-star, Alan Kerins, former Waterford Hurling Manager, Derek McGrath and former Dublin footballer, Tomás Quinn.

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