Cathy Carey Named The Croke Park/LGFA Player of the Month for August

Grace Fisher

Antrim’s Cathy Carey has been honoured with The Croke Park/LGFA Player of the Month award for August 2022.

The 32-year-old St Ergnat’s, Moneyglass, player produced a superb performance in the TG4 All-Ireland Junior Championship Final replay against Fermanagh on Saturday, August 13, as the Saffrons collected the West County Hotel Cup at Armagh’s Athletic Grounds.

Carey scored 2-1, including a goal in each half (the first a penalty), in a player of the match performance, as Antrim claimed a first TG4 All-Ireland Junior title in ten years.

Beaten finalists in 2021, Antrim went one step further this year and Carey also had the honour of lifting the silverware as team captain.

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Cathy had also performed well in the drawn Final at Croke Park on July 31, scoring 0-2 as Antrim and Fermanagh drew 0-13 apiece.

But individual and team performances went up a notch in the replay, as Antrim stormed to a comfortable 3-15 to 0-11 victory in sweltering conditions.

Victory for Antrim ensured a third TG4 All-Ireland Junior medal for the vastly-experienced Carey, who was also a key member of the winning set-ups in 2009 and 2012.

Cathy was presented with her award today by Edele O’Reilly, Sales and Marketing Manager, The Croke Park.

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