Gearoid Hegarty named as PwC GAA/GPA Hurler of the Month for his All-Ireland final display

Unsurprisingly, Gearoid Hegarty has been named as the PwC GAA/GPA Hurler of the Month – Finals Award.

Hegarty beat teammates Tom Morrissey and Kyle Hayes to the award after scoring 0-7 from play in Limerick’s All-Ireland final win on December 13.

13 December 2020; Gearóid Hegarty of Limerick celebrates following the GAA Hurling All-Ireland Senior Championship Final match between Limerick and Waterford at Croke Park in Dublin. Photo by David Fitzgerald/Sportsfile

The St Patricks man is also the heavy favourite to claim this year’s Hurler of the Year award after grabbing a staggering 0-20 from play in this year’s All-Ireland championship.

While Hegarty’s selection comes as no surprise, he was made to work for the award with Morrissey contributing 0-5 and adding a number of assists with Hayes a powerhouse at wing back in the decider.

Speaking after earning the award, Hegarty spoke about the importance of the Fitzgibbon Cup, Senior Footballers and backroom team in his development.

He also discussed the differences between the 2018 and 2020 success as well as the bond in the squad.

13 January 2021; Limerick hurler Gearóid Hegarty pictured with his PwC GAA / GPA Hurler of the Month – Finals Award at Ballybunion Beach in Ballybunion, Kerry. Photo by Sam Barnes/Sportsfile *** NO REPRODUCTION FEE ***

Uachtarán Cumann Lúthchleas Gael, John Horan said: 

“Gearóid capped off a fantastic year for Limerick and himself personally by claiming his second award of the year. Limerick’s unbeaten run through league and championship this year is a magnificent achievement.”

Commenting on the announcement, Feargal O’Rourke, Managing Partner, PwC, said: 

“On behalf of PwC, I would like to issue our heartfelt congratulations to both Gearóid and Con (Football winner) on being named the winners of these PwC GAA/GPA Player of the Month Awards. They both produced their best displays and on the biggest day of the season, which is a testament to their superb talent and performance. And whilst these individual awards are hugely deserved, it’s worth noting that both of these men are real team players and that’s just one of the reasons they have been so successful.”

Catch the video with Hegarty after receiving the award on our website later on in the week.

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