With New Year rapidly approaching and the Covid-era Championship season only recently ended, it’s time to consider the Mayo GAA Blog Player of the Year for 2020.
Past winners of this award – chosen by you, the voters – are Cillian O’Connor, Diarmuid O’Connor, Lee Keegan, Andy Moran and Colm Boyle.
As was the case in previous years, this year’s shortlist is derived from the votes cast in the Man of the Match polls that were run here on the site for the seven National League matches we played and the five Championship games. Weights have been applied to the raw data so that greater emphasis is placed on Championship performances.
When I sorted the data – with or without the weights – three players stood out well clear at the top of the pack (a big pack it was too, in total 38 players made appearances for us this year). In other years, I’ve had shortlists of five or six but I think that, by definition, such a list should be short.
The way the numbers came out this year lends itself to such an approach and so this year’s shortlist comprises three players. In alphabetical order, the nominees for the 2020 Mayo GAA Blog Player of the Year award are Eoghan McLaughlin, Oisín Mullin and Cillian O’Connor.
The poll is now open and the winner will be announced early in the New Year – best of luck to all three nominees.
Who was our 2020 Player of the Year?
- Cillian O'Connor (73%, 1,009 Votes)
- Oisin Mullin (20%, 282 Votes)
- Eoghan McLaughlin (7%, 94 Votes)
Total Voters: 1,385