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The GAA announced a bit earlier on that Cillian O’Connor is the 2015 Golden Boot award winner, with his 3-34 in this year’s championship seeing him pip Fermanagh’s Seán Quigley, who racked up 2-36 over the course of the summer, by a single point. Bernard Brogan finished third on 6-21.
The Dublin forward’s haul is, arguably, the most impressive of the three, in that all but a single point of his tally came from open play. In contrast, Cillian got 1-29 of his total from placed balls, though several of those frees were difficult long-range ones and the goal was of course the penalty late against Dublin so that wasn’t exactly a gimme either.
This is the third year in a row that Cillian has finished as the top scorer in the championship, which is a fairly amazing achievement and one that underlines his status as the best placekicker in the business at the minute. Congrats to Cillian and also to Lee Keegan and Aidan O’Shea who were today both named in the GAA’s Football Team of the Championship.