Well, it’s hardly a surprise is it? We underperformed badly in the championship this year and All-Star nominations are rarely forthcoming for a good league run. Realistically, we didn’t have a single player that was close to a nomination this year (David Heaney and Andy Moran were probably our best performers in 2007) and this contrasts greatly with how we fared last year.
The full list is available here. Kerry – predictably – dominate the list with ten nominations and they’re sure to do likewise when the final fifteen are announced before Christmas. It’s good to see Sligo getting two nominees and the nomination of Louth’s Paddy Keenan is also welcome. Galway’s Nicky Joyce and Derry’s Paddy Bradley – two forwards who inflicted plenty of damage on us in the championship – are also on the list, although neither will be fancied to make it onto the team itself.