Hero Horan joins Faithfuls’ Hall of Fame

PADRAIG HORAN, captain of the Offaly team that won the All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship for the first time by defeating Galway in the 1981 final, has been inducted into the county’s hurling Hall of Fame in the annual Offaly GAA awards.

The football award went to Eugene McGee, manager of the Offaly team that brought the Sam Maguire Cup to the Faithful County in 1982.

Other award winners are:

Football: Senior: Niall McNamee (Rhode); Intermediate: Ciarán McManus (Tubber); U-21: Sean Casey (St Brigids); Junior: James Gorman (Kilcormac/Killoughey); Minor: Ken Casey (St Michael’s); Referee: Eddie Dunne (Ballinagar).

Hurling: Senior: Rory Hanniffy (Birr); Intermediate: Kevin Rigney (Kilcormac/Killoughey); U-21: Paul Cleary (Birr); Junior: Joe Guinan (Seir Kieran); Minor: Brian Leonard (Kilcormac/Killoughey); Referee: Brian Gavin (Clara).

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