Cork's Casey hailed as the Player of the Year

Cork's Casey hailed as the Player of the Year
The female handball player of the year award winner for 2017 Catriona Casey. Picture: Grealy

ALL-IRELAND senior champion Catriona Casey from Cork collected the Ladies Player of the Year awards at the GAA Handball All-Stars in Croke Park.

Casey, dominated both 40x20 and 60x30 handball in 2017 and has started the new year off in fine style too, cruising to a comprehensive win in the recent She’s Ace tournament, a female-only event hosted in Mayo each January.

She is now one of the favourites to land a first world Open Singles title at the World Championships in Minneapolis this August.

Also among the prizes were Leesiders Tadhg O'Neill, recognised as the best young male player, and Tim Healy, as a Hall of Fame inductee.


Charly Shanks, Armagh (Male Player of the Year), Catriona Casey, Cork (Female Player of the Year), Tadhg O’Neill, Cork (Young Male), Fiona Tully, Roscommon (Young Female), Moycullen, Galway (Club of the Year), Joe O’Connell, Galway (Administrator of the Year), Gavin Buggy, Wexford (Volunteer of the Year), Michelle Warren, Tyrone (Clubperson of the Year), Tim Healy, Seamus Ó Fatharta, Joe Masterson, Billy Silcock (Cork, Galway, Offaly, Antrim respectively, Hall of Fame inductees).

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