CIARAN Thompson has described himself as ‘over the moon’ as he gets ready to be the fourth recipient of Gradam Shéamuis Mhic Géidigh.
The Naomh Conaill captain was chosen as this year’s winner after a stellar campaign for the Donegal SFC winners and Ulster finalists.
Thompson was superb as Naomh Conaill beat Gaoth Dobhair in a three-game marathon in the Donegal final.
He has now been honoured by being named as the player of the Donegal Championship – selected by a committee of 12 sports journalists in the county, chaired by Damien Ó Dónaill of RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta.
“I’m absolutely privileged,” Thompson told Donegal Daily/Donegal Sport Hub.
“Seamus was such an honourable man in Donegal GAA. He did a lot of incredible work.
“The last recipients have all been top, top players. I’m delighted to be a part of that list. I’m over the moon.”
Thompson will follow Michael Murphy, Mark McHugh, and Odhrán Mac Niallais in collecting the award when he is presented with the prize tomorrow night at the annual Donegal GAA banquet.
Broadcaster Séamus Mac Géidigh was synonymous with Donegal GAA, and the voice of Gaelic Games in that county until his untimely death in 2016.
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