Hunter is Tyrone Player of the Year

Omagh defender Christiane Hunter has been confirmed as the Tyrone ladies senior footballer of the year, the Ulster council coach who firmly established herself in the Tyrone senior squad this season after several years of being a bit part player received the perpetual award  last Friday.


Joint manager of the county senior squad last term Tony Mc Veigh had been impressed by the St Enda’s stalwart, “Christiane was the outstanding player in a difficult season, on and off the park she is a leader and an example to what a county player should be, her performances too were of the highest quality and we had no hesitation in affording her this honour”

Playing in several defensive positions in 2015  Christiane was named at full back on numerous occasions and despite results not going to plan for a new look Tyrone, Hunter’s displays were of the highest quality. The Omagh defender was tasked with some key roles in the championship campaign, she kept Cavan’s Roisin O’Keefe scoreless at Enniskillen, done a decent job against Ulster player of the year Gearldine McLaughlin from Donegal and when switched to Mayo talisman scorer Cora Staunton in the all Ireland series she managed to hold her to a second half 1-1, The Mayo player had been on fire before that.

The quality Tyrone player has been tipped as a future county captain but will be happy to consolidate her position in the side, she has established herself now and is comfortable among her peers, players she has grown up with through minor ranks such as Neamh Woods, Shannon Quinn and Emma Hegarty, the Omagh player finds herself now as a regular.

Tyrone county secretary Maggie Skelton made the presentation at Christiane’s Omagh club youth presentations last week where she coaches Under 12 and 14 players, a club spokesman described her as the perfect role-model for young players at the St Enda’s club.

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