Friday, December 9, 2011
2011 PLAYER OF THE YEAR - TROY O'SULLIVAN
Troy O'Sullivan - utility back/hooker - originally from Canberra were he played for the Canberra Raiders Jersey Flegg side before joining Ipswich in the QLD Cup ( where Aaron Sweeney was a team mate). The son of former Canberra Raiders halfback, Chris O'Sullivan.
"I watched all (Magpies) games in 2011 bar 2 and he was one of the gutsiest players every week. Workhorse in defence and dummy half play got better as the season wore on and he NEVER gave up.
I remember him chasing a flying Daniel Mortimer down the sideline after he had made a break and another game against Central Coast at Campbelltown when they scored off an intercept from their own quarter line, Troy chased the bloke to make sure he scored in the corner and not under the posts - needless to say, they missed the conversion.
All heart. Only found out before the presentation he played with a serious knee injury during the second half of the season. He'll be missed. And he's as quite as a mouse.
Just a shame he's going elsewhere next year as he would have been an ideal player to build a team around."
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