Here we are, with August not even half-over yet, and the year’s inter-county action is already a distant, fading memory.
Before we forget completely about our 2022 inter-county year, however, there’s one job that needs to be done. Now, with the management appointment process rumbling on at a glacially slow pace and chat in the comments already veering towards topics usually only seen in deepest winter, seems to be as good a time for it as any.
That job is to conduct a poll on our Player of the Year. But where, I hear you ask, is the poll on the next manager? The ball’s in Ray Dempsey’s court on that one, I’m afraid, as it only makes sense to run such a poll when there’s verifiable information published about all four candidates’ backroom teams.
So, back to the matter at hand.
As always, coming up with the Player of the Year shortlist is a bottom-up, data-driven exercise, culled from the MOTM polls from all League and Championship matches played during the year. The only real bit of human intervention is to decide how many players to include on the shortlist – which typically ranges from three to five – but the data usually signpost the most appropriate course of action there too.
This year, the numbers point without hesitation towards a shortlist of three. And so, here they are: which of the three shortlisted players is our Player of the Year? Time to vote on that very question.
Who was our Player of the Year?
- Lee Keegan (77%, 1,050 Votes)
- Ryan O'Donoghue (13%, 179 Votes)
- Oisín Mullin (9%, 127 Votes)
Total Voters: 1,356