Limerick Star Gearóid Hegarty Nominated For RTE Sportsperson Of The Year

LIMERICK wing-forward Gearoid Hegarty has been nominated for the 2020 RTE Sportsperson of the Year Award.

The 26 year-old St Patrick’s clubman led the Treaty County to a second All-Ireland title in three years in December and was one of nine Limerick players nominated for an All-Star award earlier this month.

13 December 2020; Gearóid Hegarty of Limerick lifts the Liam MacCarthy Cup following the GAA Hurling All-Ireland Senior Championship Final match between Limerick and Waterford at Croke Park in Dublin. Photo by Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile

Hegarty was a stand-out performer for John Kiely’s men throughout the Championship and capped off an excellent season by scoring seven points against Waterford in the All-Ireland Final.

Hegarty has been nominated for the prestigious award alongside Ciaran Kilkenny (Gaelic Football), Colin Keane (Jockey), Katie Taylor (Boxing), Sam Bennett (Cycling) and Sanita Puspure (Rowing).

Golfer Shane Lowry won the award for 2019 following his success at the Open Championship.

The RTÉ Sport Awards 2020 will be held on Thursday 28 January on RTÉ One at 10.15pm.

We would like to congratulate Gearoid and wish him the best of luck with the award

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