The nominations for this year’s football All-Star awards were announced this morning and four Mayo players are included on the list. Chris Barrett, Colm Boyle, Paddy Durcan and Aidan O’Shea are all among the 45 players nominated this year. Congrats to all of them.
As you’d expect, Dublin deservedly lead the way with 13 nominations, followed by Kerry on nine, Donegal on six, ourselves on four, Tyrone and Meath on three apiece, Armagh and Roscommon on two and Cavan, Clare and Cork on one. The full list is here.
We’re obviously only going to be bit players in the awards this year, which, when you don’t make the final, is always what happens. We had two players selected on the RTÉ’s Team of the Year on The Sunday Game – Colm and Paddy – but I doubt both will make it onto the All-Star team. Paddy appears to be bolted on for an award and I’d expect him to be our sole winner when the team is unveiled on 1st November.