Two All-Star nominations for us

The list of nominees for this year’s GAA/GPA PwC All-Star awards was published this morning. We’ve got two players on the list, with Diarmuid O’Connor nominated at midfield (as, incidentally, has his Kerry namesake) while Jordan Flynn has been nominated in the forwards.

There’s a larger spread of counties that usual included in this year’s list of 45 nominees – thirteen in all – with All-Ireland champions Dublin leading the way with ten, while beaten finalists Kerry have nine. The full list is here.

Despite the well-dispersed nature of the nominations, you’d have to imagine that the bulk of the All-Star team will, as usual, be drawn from the two finalists, augmented with one or two of the teams beaten in the semi-finals. We didn’t make it that far and the manner of our Championship exit will almost certainly mean that, despite our League title success, we won’t end up with either of our lads on the final fifteen.

The All-Star awards take place this year on Friday, 17th November. This year the football team, as well as the Players of the Year awards, will be announced on the night at the gala event, which is to be held at the RDS.

Congrats to Diarmuid and Jordan on their inclusion in the list of this year’s All-Star nominees.

8 thoughts on “Two All-Star nominations for us

  1. This is Diarmuid’s third All-Star nomination, InTheCity. He was also nominated in 2015 and 2016, in both of which years he won the Young Footballer of the Year award. He’s yet to win an All-Star.

  2. Just 2 nominations reflects a disappointing season.. with the poor quality of the club championship so far its hard to have any great optimism for next year either. Congratulations to the two players nominated something to be proud of.

  3. Thanks a million Willie Joe, I knew he hadn’t an AllStar yet. A shame for such a talent. It feels to me like he’s been plugging gaps all over the middle third for the last few years, rather than getting a settled position.

  4. Would have thought Ryan o Donaghue would have been in with a shout. Incredible to think that 17 players nominated from teams who contested Div 2 final while just 4 who contested Div 1 final. Just shows that although we get excited or over excited about how our teams perform in the league, it is the championship that gets all of the interest and attention. Having said that, our league win was enjoyable, but ultimately it is the championship that really matter. Well done to Jordan and Diarmuid.

  5. A thing I hate about the All Star’s ceremony is the slew of retirement announcements across the board afterwards. One fellow multi-sport loving oldie quipped to me recently that the only thing sure about football is Mickey Harte never retiring. The horizon might look entirely different next campaign especially in Dublin and Kerry.

  6. We don’t deserve an All Star.
    Interesting that both teams that contested the League final flopped in the championship.

  7. @JR I think Jordan flynn definetly does deserve an all star yes we flopped come championship but him and diarmaid never gave up. Especially Jordan we need more Jordan flynns ha

    In a way Jordan flynn reminds me a bit of keegan not afraid to go for points/ goals never gives up and also won’t stand for being bullied around the pitch he’s well able to give it back to other team which is what you need to be like in gaa.

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