South East Sports Star Awards
Tipperary’s senior hurlers are Beat South-East Sports Star of the Month award winners for August.
The Premier County beat Kilkenny to win their 28th All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship, completing a phenomenal first season back in the hot-seat for manager Liam Sheedy, whose team won every game, bar the Munster final against Limerick.
Having been behind to the Cats early on in the All Ireland final, Tipp turned things around, winning by a massive fourteen points.
You can nominate your favourite sports star for the September award now.
Previous 2019 Winners
January: Leinster Senior Colleges Camogie champions, Loreto, Wexford.
February: Waterford pro boxer Dylan Moran.
March: All Ireland senior club hurling champions, Ballyhale Shamrocks from Kilkenny
April: Tipperary’s Shane Long – Southampton’s Premier League record breaker.
May: Ireland rugby sevens star Amee-Leigh Murphy Crowe from Tipperary.
June: Wexford Senior and Minor Hurlers
July: Soccer referee Michelle O’Neill, from Wexford.
The annual South East Sports Star Awards are the region’s biggest sports awards. Now running for over a decade, the awards recognise and celebrate the achievements of sports stars across the South East region.
Every month we ask sports fans to nominate a person or a club who they think are deserving of a monthly award. All you need to do is email [email protected] with a few lines about the person or team and why you think they deserve an award. A awards committee gathers all the nominees together and select five to go forward to the public vote – one from each South East county. The vote takes place on this very page for one week, and then the winner is announced on Beat Breakfast on the Friday morning of voting week. He, she or they then become a monthly winner of the South East Sports Star Award!
While these are first and foremost a public vote, the committee can on occasion name joint monthly winners to highlight two achievements that are equally deserving of recognition.
All these monthly nominations and awards lead up to the big event, the annual South East Sports Star Awards Night. Every monthly winner receive their awards on the night, and they are also the nominees for the South East Sports Star of the Year Award, which will be announced by our special guest MC and judging panel.
PREVIOUS OVERALL WINNERS
2018: Arthur Lanigan O’Keeffe
2017: Billie Maher