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Hannon remains wedded to glory as the honours keep coming in


Top stuff: Tina Hannon with her GAA Writers’ award
Top stuff: Tina Hannon with her GAA Writers’ award
John Campbell

By John Campbell

There is simply no stopping Slaughtneil camogie scoring ace Tina Hannon when it comes to the pursuit of success.

The Offaly native has landed three major honours within 48 hours and looks destined to add to her already considerable laurels.

The Letterkenny-based nursing manager has just become the latest winner of the Quinn Building Products Ulster GAA Writers' Association monthly merit award, been included in the AIB Team of the Year and collected the Ulster Player of the Season trophy.

"I can't believe this has all happened within the space of a couple of days," said Hannon. "But I never forget that it's a team game and I have to give credit to all the players who made 2018 and the early part of 2019 to date so memorable, especially by landing a third All-Ireland title."

It was in the All-Ireland Club final against St Martin's (Wexford) that Hannon scored 1-6 of Slaughtneil's 1-9 total as the south Derry side roared into the history books.

While Slaughtneil opened their new campaign last Friday, Hannon will be starting a fresh chapter in her own life when she marries Slaughtneil and former Derry ace Patsy Bradley in June.

"I am excited about the wedding but have had a strong focus on camogie lately as everything has been happening so quickly," said Hannon, who won All-Ireland Junior and Intermediate honours with her native Offaly in 2009 and 2010 respectively.

For her Ulster Writers' award, she received an engraved Belleek Living Vase, specially designed jewellery from Carlingford Design House and training gear from O'Neill's International Sports.

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