Donegal forward Ryan McHugh wins Young Player award

Ryan McHugh is the son of Donegal All-Ireland winner Martin McHugh
Ryan McHugh is the son of Donegal All-Ireland winner Martin McHugh

Donegal forward Ryan McHugh has been named Young Player of the Year at the GAA/GPA awards ceremony in Dublin.

The 20-year-old Kilcar clubman scored two goals in a superb display against Dublin in the All-Ireland semi-finals.

Kerry's James O'Donoghue won the Player of the Year award after helping the Kingdom overcome Donegal in the All-Ireland decider last month.

Beaten All-Ireland hurling finalists Tipperary secured seven All-Stars - one more than champions Kilkenny.

Limerick duo Seamus Hickey and Shane Dowling picked up the other awards.

Kilkenny's Richie Hogan was named hurler of the year with Tipperary's Cathal Barrett picking up the young hurler award.

There was more Ulster success with Tyrone's Damian Casey winning the Nicky Rackard Player of the Year award.

Kildare's Gerry Keegan was the Christy Ring winner while Martin Coyle of Longford took the Lory Meagher honour.

McHugh's award comes a day after Donegal quartet Paul Durcan, Neil McGee, Neil Gallagher and Michael Murphy were named in the Football All-Stars team.

GAA/GPA Hurling All-Star team 2014: 1 Darren Gleeson (Tipperary); 2 Paul Murphy (Kilkenny) 3 JJ Delaney (Kilkenny) 4 Seamus Hickey (Limerick); 5 Brendan Maher (Tipperary), 6 Padraic Maher (Tipperary), 7 Cillian Buckley (Kilkenny); 8 Richie Hogan (Kilkenny), 9 Shane McGrath (Tipperary); 10 John O'Dwyer (Tipperary), 11 Patrick Maher (Tipperary), 12 TJ Reid (Kilkenny); 13 Colin Fennelly (Kilkenny), 14 Seamus Callanan (Tipperary), 15 Shane Dowling (Limerick).

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