The newly crowned PwC GAA/GPA Young Player of the Year in football, Oisín Mullin, in flying form for Mayo during the All-Ireland semi-final last year. Photo: Sportsfile

Oisín Mullin named Young Player of the Year at All-Star Awards

Kilmaine's Oisín Mullin has been named the PwC GAA/GPA Young Player of the Year in football at this evening's All-Star Awards.

The announcement was made during the online event, which is being broadcast on RTÉ One and RTÉ Player.

The three nominees for the award were all Mayo players, with Eoghan McLaughlin and Tommy Conroy in the running alongside Mullin.

Speaking via video link during the event, Mullin said: “It was a great year and obviously it's a huge honour to win the Young Player of the Year award. It's a big honour for myself and for my family, and for my club Kilmaine as well, especially being voted by colleagues in other county teams. I'm delighted.”

The fact his two 'rivals' for the award were team-mates was something that caused a lot of fun on Snapchat, he said. “We've been best friends the last two or three years, so it was strange seeing the three of us being nominated!”

With regard to the lack of crowds at games when action resumed late in the year, Mullin described the experience as 'very different'.

He elaborated: “It was a strange year, with a lot of uncertainties. It just got me to take a step back and enjoy the game a lot more again rather that getting too over-focused on winning ... just enjoying the game and how I was playing a lot more.”

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