Michael Poniard from the Glencar Manorhamilton club is one of the most consistent hurlers at both club and county level over the past few years. A dual player of distinction Michael has represented his county in both codes. He is a very committed and loyal player and this was borne out by his outstanding performances in the county hurling jersey throughout 2010. Michaels GAA achievements include:- Leitrim club hurler of the year 2005, Senior B hurling championships 2005, 2006. Senior football championships 2008, 2010, u21 football championship 2004, minor championship 2000.
Keith Connolly plays his club hurling with St. Vincents in Dublin. Qualifying under the Inter County Transfer rule, Keith has represented Leitrim for the past three years. Despite his club commitments in Dublin Keith has been an ever present at county training and games and was honoured as county team captain in 2010. Keith is a whole hearted player and was outstanding throughout Leitrims league and championship campaign this year. Keiths GAA achievements include:- Under 14, 15, 16 Dublin club championship both hurling and football winners. Under 14 Dublin Feile winners hurling. Under 14 football All Ireland Feile winners. Under 21 football championship winners. Runner up junior hurling championship 2008, Intermediate hurling 2009, senior hurling 2010.
Coiste Chontae Liatroma extend congratulations to Michael and Keith on being selected on the Lory Meagher Championship 15 team for 2010. A huge honour for themselves and their clubs. Both players will be presented with their award at a banquet in Croke Park on Saturday 18 December.
28-Nov-10 by Colette Fox – PRO