Half the day was gone today before I even realised that the All-Star nomination list for 2022 was out. Having not made it to the business end of this year’s Championship, the All-Stars can’t really be seen as relevant for us.
There’s certainly no way we’re going to win one. We got to the final in each of the last two years and we only got two All-Stars in 2020 and again in 2021 so a thumping in the quarters was never going to earn any awards for us this time round.
For all that, though, it’s great to see Lee Keegan being recognised with an All-Star nomination. Lee’s a five-time All-Star and he won the Footballer of the Year award in 2016. This year he was, yet again, in imperious form for us. Here on the blog you voted him – for the second year in succession and the third year in total – our Player of the Year.
Lee hasn’t confirmed as yet if he’s continuing at inter-county level in 2023. All we can do is hope that he will.
As today’s All-Star nomination confirms, however, the Westport clubman remains one of our most important players and, assuming he is still on board, that’s likely to be the case next year too. In the meantime, congrats to Lee on yet another All-Star nomination.