December 19, 2022


Alongside our sponsors Danske Bank, Ulster Schools GAA recognise the achievements of a footballer and hurler every month from across the spectrum of ongoing games and competitions.

For November, the Hurling Player of the Month is Padraig O’Kane from St Patrick’s Maghera.

Padraig has been somewhat of a driving force for his Leonard Cup side this month, captaining the side in a successful campaign which finished with victory over Cross & Passion Ballycastle in the Final. Usually lining out at Centre Half Back, Padraig was in fine form as St Pat’s topped the table following the initial blitz day, which was followed up by a crushing victory over St Louis’ Ballymena in the semi finals. His younger brother Sean also plays on the team.

Padraig is the son of James O’Kane, former teacher at St Pat’s who coached numerous hurling teams in the school to success, including Mageean Cup and O’Keefe Cup (All-Ireland) victories.
There is no doubt that James would be very proud of his sons today.

Currently a Year 11 student in St Patrick’s Maghera and he plays his club hurling with Kevin Lynch Hurling Club in Dungiven, as well as football for St Canice’s GAC.

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