The list of nominees for this year’s Club Stars Team of the Year was announced in the Mayo News yesterday. The full list is here and is also illustrated in the graphic below (double-click to see the full-sized version).
Image: Mayo News
As you’d expect, champions Ballintubber lead the way this year with eleven nominations. Beaten finalists Breaffy have nine, while the deposed champions Castlebar Mitchels come next with five. The other beaten semi-finalists Ballaghaderreen are rewarded with three nominations, with Garrymore also getting three. Westport have two while Claremorris and Moy Davitts have one each.
Four players from the Intermediate championship are also nominated as ‘wild cards’, with three from IFC champions Belmullet and one from losing finalists Burrishoole. In total, twelve different clubs feature in the list of nominees this year.
The Team of the Year for 2018 will be announced at the Club Stars annual banquet, which is being held at Knockranny House Hotel, Westport, and is being run in conjunction with the Mayo News, O’Neills and AIB. Proceeds from this year’s event will be donated to the Mayo Roscommon Hospice.
By the way, due to unforeseen circumstances, the date for the banquet has had to be changed – it was originally pencilled in for 8th December but it will now take place instead on 12th January. Tickets for the banquet will be available online from next week and I’ll post details here when that happens.