Donegal footballer Martin O’Reilly is to be presented with the prestigious Cormac McAnallen Medal on Wednesday night.
The 24-year-old Sean MacCumhaills clubman will receive the award at a function in Belfast. The award will be presented by the Queen’s University GAA Past Members’ Union.
O’Reilly lines out for the Queen’s senior team in the Sigerson Cup and has been chosen for this award for ‘his outstanding commitment to, and performance for the Queen’s club and the senior team’.
O’Reilly is at the end of his first year at Queen’s having previously attended Marino Institute of Education in Dublin.
The award is named after the late former Tyrone star McAnallen, who died suddenly in 2004.
McAnallen played at Queen’s for four years and won a Sigerson Cup in 2000 as well as the Ryan Cup in 1999. McAnallen was an All-Star winner in 2003 when Tyrone won their first All-Ireland.
The university’s GAA club and Past Members’ Union initiated the annual award in 2012.
Previous recipients include Mark Sweeney (2012), Conor Caldwell (2013), Fionnuala McKenna (2014), Michael Monan (2015) and Ryan Murray (2016).Tags: