Home GAA Watch: Mayo Legend Andy Moran’s Journey To Being Crowned Footballer Of The Year Summed Up In Classy Video

Watch: Mayo Legend Andy Moran’s Journey To Being Crowned Footballer Of The Year Summed Up In Classy Video

After another heartbreaking All-Ireland defeat for the county this year, there was the slight consolation for the people of Mayo that their cult hero Andy Moran went on to claim the Footballer of The Year award for 2017. 

Mayo came up short against Dublin for the second consecutive year with the Sam Maguire Cup on the line in Croke Park after recovering brilliantly through the back door qualifiers throughout the summer after a shock loss in the Connacht championship.

Moral victories are not enough to ease the agony of Stephen Rochford and his players during the long winter months anymore. In saying that, this year’s loss in particular felt even more gut-wrenching than any of those in the years previous, given how exceptionally they put it up to the phenomenal Dubs.

The Mayo performance had every neutral, not to mind Mayo folk, on the edge of their seat throughout the 17th September showdown. By the the time the final whistle went, even the biggest sceptic would have been questioning themselves. Is the infamous ‘curse’ a real thing?

One shining light out of Mayo’s season was the stellar displays of Andy Moran.

The 34-year-old excelled throughout 2017 and was justly recognised for his brilliance at last Friday night’s All-Star awards. Rochford’s side collected six All-Star awards on the night including Moran.

When he was announced as the Footballer of The Year, the Convention Centre in Dublin erupted into cheers of joy and applause.

Check out this piece put together by PWC, who sponsored this year’s awards, where we get to know the man behind the fantastic footballer:

Andy Moran's Journey to the PwC All-Star Awards

Football, fitness and family. PwC GAA/GPA Footballer of the Year, Andy Moran, reflects on his career to date and his journey to the #PwCAllStars

Posted by PwC Ireland Careers on Wednesday, November 8, 2017

 

About Aaron Ward

Aaron Ward
A writer with an interest in all sports including GAA, MMA, soccer and tiddly-winks.

Check Also

Watch: Dublin Vs Kerry, 2013 – Remembering The Most Helter-Skelter Game Of The Decade

A look back on the 2013 All-Ireland semi-final that saw Dublin square off against Kerry in what is still one of the greatest games of Gaelic football ever.