VOTE NOW - Downey's Auto Stop/Leinster Express Sports Star of the Month for October

Rory Delaney

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Rory Delaney

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rory@leinsterexpress.ie

VOTE NOW - Downey's Auto Stop/Leinster Express Sports Star of the Month for October

Denis Costello

36%

Caitlin McDonald

34%

Ricky Maher

14%

Aindriu O Comhraide

7%

Jordan Percy

5%

Ciaran Collier

4%

Our poll is now live in the search for our October Sports Star of the Month, in association with Downey's Auto Stop, Portlaoise.

We have six nominees in the running this month, and you can find out about all of them below. Voting lines will remain open until 1pm on Monday. Best of luck to all six nominees.

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RICKY MAHER 

The Portlaoise attacker turned in a Man of the Match display in the Laois SFC final, as Portlaoise retained their title against a plucky O'Dempsey's side. Scoring goals in both the first and second halves, Ricky's performance was crucial in getting Portlaoise another SFC title.

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CIARAN COLLIER

The 2018 Laois Hurler of the Year justified that tag with his performance in the final, hitting 0-3 from play and providing a vital outlet time and again for Camross from wing-forward.

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JORDAN PERCY

It's not often you get to make history, but young Jordan Percy did just that in October when he became the first visually impaired wrestler to win a medal at the Irish Open Wrestling championships, held in Dublin. 

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DENIS COSTELLO

The Clonaslee native, now living in Wexford, was crowned a world champion in October at the World Kettlebells Championships in Latvia. Competing in the 24kg long cycle, Denis completed 71 reps, thirteen more than his nearest challenger, to be crowned world champion.

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AINDRIU O COMHRAIDE

The St Michael's AC runner has been in blistering form over the last month and a half, winning the Novice Cross Country in late September, and then following that up with a fine performance in the Intermediate race in October to secure back-to-back gold medals. He took home silver in the senior race last weekend.

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CAITLIN MCDONALD

The St Abban's runner has also been on fire over the last month and a half, winning both the Novice and Intermediate races in the Laois Cross Country, with the latter win coming in October. Still just 19 years old, she went to finish fourth in her first ever Laois senior cross country race last weekend.