Dublin's Ciarán Archer has been named EirGrid U20 Footballer of the Year while Cork U20 manager Keith Ricken has picked up the award for EirGrid GAA Football U20 Manager of the Year.
Ciarán, who also named Provincial EirGrid GAA Football U20 Player of the year, has been recognised after his scoring feats helped Dublin to Leinster glory before they eventually lost to Cork in the All-Ireland U20FC decider.
The 18-year-old Nh Maur's man tallied 9-35 (0-26f, 2-0pen) over the course of the U20FC (five games) out of Dublin's combined tally of 12-84.
Ciarán was Dublin's top marksman in all of their games - 2-8 (1-0pen, 0-3f) v Longford, 1-8 (0-7f) v Wexford, 3-8 (0-7f, 1-0pen) v Laois, 2-6 (0-4f) v Galway and 1-5 (0-3f) against Cork.
The Player of the Year initiative has been running since EirGrid was announced as title sponsors of the GAA Football U20 All-Ireland Championship in 2015, while this is the first year that managers have been recognised for their efforts throughout the championship. The players and managers have been carefully selected by the Gaelic Writers Association.
Valerie Hedin, External Communications Manager at EirGrid commented: "I would like to extend my sincere congratulations to Ciarán and Keith for being named EirGrid U20 Player and Manager of the Year. The aim of the U20 Player and Manager of the Year awards is to acknowledge those outstanding performances and achievements throughout the season. Ciaran’s incredible scoring record speaks for itself while Keith’s inspirational leadership qualities have led Cork to its first EirGrid All-Ireland title in 10 years. Both are deserving recipients.”
For your car, home and travel insurance needs, see www.aig.ie/personal
2019 DUBLIN U20 FOOTBALLERS: Scoring Chart
Dublin's under-20 footballers scored 12-84 and conceded 4-56 in their five games in the 2019 U20FC (wins over Longford, Wexford, Laois, Galway and loss to Cork). Thirteen players contributed to their scoring tally.
Ciarán Archer 9-35 (0-26f, 2-0 pen)
Ross McGarry 0-13 (0-4f)
Brian O'Leary 0-11
James Doran 0-10
David Lacey 1-3
Harry Ladd 1-2
Niall O'Leary 0-4
Kieran Kennedy 1-0
Karl Lynch Bissett 0-2
Mark Lavin 0-1
Conor Kinsella 0-1
Seán Lambe 0-1
Donal Ryan 0-1
DUBLIN'S 2019 U20FC CAMPAIGN IN STATS . . . .
LEINSTER U20FC QUARTER-FINAL
TUESDAY, JULY 2: Glennon Bros Pearse Park, Longford
DUBLIN 4-21 LONGFORD 0-7
SCORERS - Dublin: C Archer 2-8 (1-0 pen, 0-5f), H Ladd 1-2, R McGarry 0-4 (0-1f), D Lacey 1-1, J Doran, B O'Leary 0-2 each, K Lynch Bissett, M Lavin 0-1 each. Longford: O Kenny 0-4 (0-3f), J Hagan 0-2 (0-1f), A McGuire 0-1.
DUBLIN: D O'Hanlon; D Maher, D Newcombe, E O'Dea; K Kennedy, N Matthews, S Lambe; P O Cofaigh, D Ryan; N O'Leary, K Lynch Bissett, J Doran; B O'Leary, C Archer, R McGarry. Subs: H Ladd for McGarry (ht), A Lynch for Maher (42), M Lavin for N O'Leary (42), D Conlon for Matthews (48), D Lacey for Doran (48), S Farrelly for O Cofaigh Byrne (56).
LONGFORD: P Murray; G Hughes, PJ Masterson, D Corcoran; E McCormack, P Duggan, S Farrell; N Farrelly, D O'Brien; G Flynn, J Hagan, K Gilmore; O Kenny, A McGuire, J Shiels. Subs: D Ciglianio for Farrell (25), E Keogh for Gilmore (ht), P Molloy for Shiels (34), S Campbell for Duggan (35), J Martin for Flynn (38), E Smyth for Corcoran (56).
REF: F Smyth (Offaly).
LEINSTER U20FC SEMI-FINAL
TUESDAY, JULY 9: Parnell Park
DUBLIN 1-17 WEXFORD 0-6
SCORERS - Dublin: C Archer 1-8 (0-7f), N O'Leary, B O'Leary, J Doran, R McGarry (0-1f) 0-2 each, C Kinsella 0-1. Wexford: M Molloy 0-2, J Myler (0-1f), S Nolan, C Kavanagh, D Brooks (0-1f) 0-1 each.
DUBLIN: D O'Hanlon; D Maher, D Newcombe, E O'Dea; K Kennedy, N Matthews, S Lambe; P O Cofaigh Byrne, D Ryan; N O'Leary, K Lynch Bissett, J Doran; B O'Leary, C Archer, R McGarry. Subs: K McKeon for McGarry (40), C Kinsella for Matthews (48), D Lacey for Lynch Bissett (48), A Lynch for O'Dea (53), S Farrelly for O Cofaigh Byrne (58), E Caulfield for N O'Leary (59).
WEXFORD: D Brooks; K Pierce, G Sheehan, L O'Connor; B Byrne, A Hogan, E Minouge; B Maddock, L Coleman; D McVeigh, J Myler, S Nolan; M Molloy, S Forde, C Kavanagh. Subs: C Kirwan for Hogan (ht), J Kelly for McVeigh (ht), P Kelly for Forde (50), M Kinsella for Byrne (56), P Dempsey for Minouge (61), J Kavanagh for Pierce (61).
REF: C Reilly (Meath).
LEINSTER U20FC FINAL
FRIDAY, JULY 19: O'Connor Park, Tullamore
DUBLIN 4-18 LAOIS 0-17
SCORERS - Dublin: C Archer 3-8 (1-0 pen, 0-7f), J Doran 0-3, K Kennedy 1-0, B O'Leary, R McGarry (0-1f) 0-2 each, K Lynch Bissett, S Lambe, N O'Leary 0-1 each. Laois: D Whelan 0-8 (0-6f), A Kinsella, M Barry (0-1f) 0-2 each, M Doran, R Coffey, J Owens, E Dunne, N Dunne 0-1 each.
DUBLIN: D O’Hanlon; D Maher, D Newcombe, E O’Dea; K Kennedy, N Matthews, S Lambe; P Ó Cofaigh Byrne, D Ryan; N O’Leary, K Lynch Bissett, J Doran; B O’Leary, C Archer, R McGarry. Subs: D Lacey for Ryan (43), H Ladd for B O'Leary (55), A Lynch for Maher (55), C Kinsella for O'Dea (58), M Lavin for N O'Leary (60), S Foran for Kennedy (60), K Lynch Bissett (bc, 66).
LAOIS: M Byron; M Dowling, S Lacey, A Mohan; C Slevin, S O’Flynn, D Brophy; R Tyrell, E Dunne; M Barry, M Doran, R Coffey; A Kinsella, D McCormack, D Whelan. Subs: J Owens for Doran (37), N Dunne for McCormack (38), J Maher for Coffey (48), K Byrne for Lacey (55), R Brennan for Brophy (58), J Lacey for Mohan (58).
REF: B Cawley (Kildare).
ALL-IRELAND U20FC SEMI-FINAL
SATURDAY, JULY 27: Pearse Park, Longford
DUBLIN 2-14 GALWAY 1-10
SCORERS - Dublin: C Archer 2-6 (0-4f), R McGarry 0-3, B O’Leary 0-2, D Lacey, N O’Leary, J Doran 0-1 each. Galway: T Gill, P Costello (0-2f) 0-3 each, B Harlowe 1-0, R Cunningham 0-2, M Tierney, L Boyle 0-1 each.
DUBLIN: D O'Hanlon; D Maher, D Newcombe, N Mattews; K Kennedy, E O'Dea, S Lambe; P Ó Cofaigh Byrne, D Ryan; N O'Leary, K Lynch Bissett, J Doran; B O'Leary, C Archer, R McGarry. Subs: D O'Leary for Ryan (46), A Lynch for Maher (45), H Ladd for B O'Leary (63).
GALWAY: O Burke; R Mahon, S Mulkerrin, E McFadden; L Boyle, C Potter, J Kirrane; M Tierney, M Barrett; B Harlowe, L Costello, T Gill; D Silke, P Costello, R Cunningham. Subs: J Glynn for Kirrane (7), C Newell for Harlowe (29), C Campbell for Potter (40), M O'Brien for Glynn (48), E Mannion for Gill (50), B O'Connell for L Costello (58).
REF: P Hughes (Armagh).
ALL-IRELAND U20FC FINAL
SATURDAY, AUGUST 3: O'Moore Park, Portlaoise
CORK 3-16 DUBLIN 1-14
SCORERS - Cork: M Cronin 1-3 (0-2f), B Murphy 1-2, D Gore, C O'Mahony 0-4 (0-3f) each, C O'Callaghan 1-0, D O'Connell, J Murphy, F Herlihy 0-1 each. Dublin: C Archer 1-5 (0-3f), B O'Leary 0-3, R McGarry 0-2 (0-1f), J Doran 0-2, D Ryan, D Lacey 0-1 each.
CORK: J O'Keeffe; M Mahoney, M Shanley, P Ring; S Meehan, P O' Driscoll (c), G O' Donovan; B Hartnett, D O'Connell; C Barrett, B Murphy, C O'Callaghan; M Cronin, C O'Mahony, D Gore. Subs: J Murphy for Barrett (38), M Hodnett for O'Callaghan (40), F Herlihy for B Murphy (50), J McCarthy for O'Donovan (56), E O'Hanlon for Gore (62), S Hickey for Ring (62).
DUBLIN: D O'Hanlon; D Maher, D Newcombe, N Matthews; K Kennedy, E O'Dea, S Lambe; P Ó Cofaigh Byrne, D Ryan; N O'Leary, K Lynch Bissett, J Doran; B O'Leary, C Archer, R McGarry. Subs: D Lacey for N O'Leary (38), H Ladd for Ó Cofaigh Byrne (43, black card), A Lynch for Maher (53).
REF: D O'Mahoney (Tipperary).