Cavan trio to receive All-Star awards

Each will receive the title for their respective efforts during a 90-minute awards show being televised on RTÉ One starting at 6.35pm.

Three Cavan county players will this evening receive the honour of a PWC All-Star for playing efforts in 2020.

There were celebrations on Friday when Cavan supporters learned the county has picked up three PWC All-Star- Raymond Galligan (goalkeeper), Padraig Faulkner (full-back) and Thomas Galligan (midfield).

Each will receive the title for their respective efforts during a 90-minute awards show being televised on RTÉ One starting at 6.35pm. Tune in by clicking HERE.

The national broadcaster will combine studio and remote interviews.

In what is the 50th staging of the awards, the hurling 15 as well as the Footballer, Hurler, Young Footballer, and Young Hurler awards will all be formally awarded this evening.

Cavan picked up the second highest representation on the team after All-Ireland champions Dublin (nine), with Mayo landing two awards and Tipperary one.

The honours come after the Breffni County secured their first Anglo-Celt Cup since 1997, beating Monaghan, Antrim, Down and Donegal to land the Ulster Championship.

'What a finish to 2020.1 Ulster final 12 Ulster All-Stars, 3 National All Stars', the Cavan County Board posted on Twitter following the All-Star announcement. 'Congratulations to Mickey Graham his management and entire back room team. Most importantly thank you to every player on the panel with out you all none of this would have been achieved. Thank U'.

Tune in tonight to see Cavan pick up 3 All-Stars on the 50th Anniversary of The All-Stars @ 6.35pm on RTÉ 1. It's the...

Posted by Cavan County Board onSaturday, February 20, 2021

Raymond Galligan, the Cavan captain, was superb all through the campaign; his match-winning free against Monaghan is already being recalled as one of the most iconic Cavan scores, but his assured kick-outs and spectacular saves spoke of his player at the absolute top of his game.

Padraig Faulkner’s assured defending throughout the championship was key to Cavan’s run to the last four. He also came up with key scores at times and was a general pillar of strength at the back, affirming himself as one of the very best defenders in the country.

Thomas Galligan’s impact on matches was extraordinary. When Cavan needed a big play – a catch, a driving run or a score – the big 24-year-old always seemed to come up trumps and his award is also richly deserved.

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