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Footballer Bruno McCormack named as LaoisToday/Property Partners Buggy Sports Star of the Month for October

Bruno McCormack receives his award from Tommy Buggy and Steven Miller

Brian ‘Bruno’ McCormack was the worthy recipient of ‘Sports Star of the Month’ as he picked up his award in Property Partners Buggy yesterday.

The award honours outstanding individuals in local sport on a monthly basis presented by Tommy Buggy in partnership with LaoisToday.

Bruno lifted the Jack Delaney Cup for the 15th time in his career last month as Portlaoise complete a three in a row of Senior Football titles.

The 38-year-old scored three points as ‘The Town’ saw off a stern challenge from first-time finalists Killeshin to claim a 12th Jack Delaney Cup in 13 years at O’Moore Park.

The full forward actually has 16 senior championship medals in his possession when the SHC memento he won in 2004 is taken into account.

Speaking about this award, Bruno said he was surprised and delighted to receive it.

Bruno said: “It is a bit of a shock really. I thought first it was someone playing a joke on me!

“It is really nice actually and anytime you a recognised for something that you do, be on the playing field or elsewhere, it is always a a nice feeling.”

Bruno is the second ever winner of our monthly award, following in the footsteps of Paralympian swimmer Nicole Turner.

SEE ALSO – Swimmer Nicole Turner named as LaoisToday/Property Partners Buggy Sports Star of the Month for September

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Stradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016.