Right, the voting has now closed on our Player of the Year poll and, after the biggest vote ever in any poll held here on the site, we have a winner, a decisive one at that. With 56% of all votes cast, you have chosen Lee Keegan as the Mayo GAA Blog Player of the Year for 2021.
This is Lee’s second time to win this prize, having done so in 2016 as well, the year in which also won the GAA/GPA Footballer of the Year award. He won an All-Star that year too and you’d have to think that he’s nailed-on to win another one – which would be his fifth in all – this year.
Lee’s big performances this year came – as they’ve almost always done in his time as a Mayo player – in the biggest games, where the stakes were highest. Up until the All-Ireland semi-final, his year in the Green and Red had been fairly unremarkable but from then on it was little short of sensational.
He was key to our comeback win over Dublin, covering ferociously at the back and driving us forward relentlessly. In the final, on a day when very few Mayo players could have been proud of their displays, Lee constantly took the fight to Tyrone, right to the bitter end.
Congrats to Lee on winning the vote for our Player of the Year for 2021. We can only hope that the Westport man will remain in the thick of the action for us for a few years more.