GERALDINE MCLAUGHLIN was named as the Ladies Player of the Year at the Ulster GAA Writers Banquet last night in the Great Northern Hotel, Bundoran.
The Termon sharp-shooter, who inspired her club to All-Ireland glory last November, brought her superb form into 2015.
McLaughlin helped Donegal to win a first-ever Ulster Senior Ladies title this summer.
In July, she hit a lethal 2-7 in their Ulster final win over Monaghan in Clones as the O’Harte Cup came to Donegal for the first time.
McLaughlin was named Player of the Year by the Ulster Writers, staving off competition from Donegal team-mate Yvonne McMonagle and Armagh’s Aimee Mackin.
The highlight of the night in Bundoran was the John McAviney Services to GAA Award, with 102-year-old Jack Hannigan of the Sean MacCumhaills club the recipient.