Clare hurling Tony Kelly and Galway footballer Cillian McDaid have been named as the PwC GPA Men's Players of the Month, while Limerick camogie star Caoimhe Costelloe and Doireann O'Sullivan of the Cork footballers won the women's awards.

Kelly provided one of the stand-out moments of the summer so far when he launched over a brilliant sideline ball to send Clare's Munster final with Limerick at Semple Stadium to extra-time.

They went on to lose that game, but he was again to the fore as the Banner beat Wexford to make the All-Ireland semi-final.

McDaid was man of the match as Galway beat Armagh in a thrilling All-Ireland quarter-final at Croke Park, another game that went to extra-time. He scored 1-2 from play in an amazing contest that was eventually decided on penalties.

Costelloe's displays were key in Limerick’s progress to the All-Ireland quarter-finals, including her 2-10 against Down (1-2 from play), with Waterford awaiting in the first knock-out round.

O'Sullivan was in free-scoring form throughout June and her stand-out performance of the month came with a 1-7 contribution in a win over Waterford which secured Cork’s place in the All-Ireland quarter-final.

GAA President Larry McCarthy said: "As the intensity of the Championships has increased, so too, have the feats of skill and levels of performance on the field, and I congratulate Tony and Cillian on their selection as PwC GAA/GPA monthly awards.

"Both players stood out for their match-defining contributions at pivotal moments in big games. It is the hallmark of what being an All-Star is all about and I want to thank PwC for their support of this prestigious scheme.

"Congratulations also to Doireann and Caoimhe on their selection and being recognised for their impressive scoring feats.

"An excellent Championship is building up to an exciting finish and I look forward to seeing the drama unfold in the weeks ahead."