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Monthly merit award for Colm Cavanagh after shining in Tyrone's run to All-Ireland final

Colm Cavanagh receives his Quinn Building Products merit award from sales and marketing director Seamus McMahon UGAAWA vice-chairman John Morrison and Tyrone boss Mickey Harte. Picture by Jim Dunne
Tony McGee

Quinn Building Products UGAAWA merit award

SUPERB performances in Tyrone’s All-Ireland Championship wins over Donegal and Monaghan have seen Colm Cavanagh pick up the Quinn Building Products Ulster GAA Writers’ merit award for August.

The towering Moy man helped the Red Hands into the last four with a powerhouse in Tyrone’s Super 8 shoot-out in Ballybofey, and was immense again as they edged past Monaghan to reach a first All-Ireland final in 10 years.

Unfortunately, despite a blistering start, things didn’t go to plan in that September 2 decider against the Dubs but Cavanagh has now put that to the back of his mind as the club scene kicks into action.

After winning the All-Ireland intermediate championship last spring, Moy have moved up to senior ranks this year and face Edendork in Dungannon tonight.

“We had little time to dwell on our defeat, thankfully, as we were immediately back into club action,” said the 31-year-old.

“It is a pretty good draw for both us an Edendork and that's what we have to focus on now. We have to forget Croke Park and put our attention on the Tyrone championship. We have got to move on.”

And Cavanagh has again insisted he is unsure what the future holds at inter-county level in the aftermath of that Dublin defeat.

He added: “The question was fired at me after the All-Ireland final but I didn't have my thoughts on that question at the time. I still don't have an answer.

“There are many things to consider like family life, we have a one-year-old baby girl, and I will have to see how the body is after the winter.

“Certainly, it would be hard to walk away but, first things first, let's see how the club action pans out over the next few months.”

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