The Meath Chronicle Sportsperson of the Month award for January goes to Gavin Kennedy who captained Ashbourne to their third successive All-Ireland Junior Cup success.
Kennedy - who was also captain for the 2016 and 2017 triumphs - returned from long-term injury to take his place on the team and help Ashbourne to a 16-11 win over a fancied Enniscorthy side at Edenderry RFC, notching up 11 points of his team's final tally.
Ashbourne will be bidding for an unprecedented four-in-a-row after the achieved a top four finish in the Leinster League Div 1A at the weekend with a merited win against Kilkenny.
GAVIN KENNEDY IN ACTION FOR ASHBOURNE
The 13th Meath Sports Awards will be presented in January 2020 when one of the monthly winners will be selected as the overall Meath Sportsperson of the Year for 2019.
Last January racehorse trainer Gordon Elliott won the award for the second time, he also won the inaugural award in 2007.
This is the 13th year of the Meath Sports Awards by The Meath Chronicle.
Overall Sportsperson of the Year (monthly winners selected)
Young Sportsperson of the Year (nominations accepted to firstname.lastname@example.org)
Outstanding Achievement of the Year (nominees selected - vote on the night of awards).
Team of the Year (nominees selected - vote on the night of awards).
ROLL OF HONOUR
MEATH SPORTSPERSON OF THE YEAR
2007 - Gordon Elliott
2008 - Darren Sutherland
2009 - Johnny Murtagh
2010 - Damien McGrane
2011 - Nina Carberry
2012 - Cian O'Connor
2013 - Barry Geraghty
2014 - Devin Toner
2015 - Gary Rogers
2016 - Natalya Coyle
2017 - Robbie Power
2018 - Gordon Elliott.