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Peter Cooke scored five points for Galway against Kerry.
Peter Cooke scored five points for Galway against Kerry.

GAA.ie Footballer of the Week nominations

Dublin and Galway both secured EirGrid All Ireland Under 21 Semi-Finals wins on Saturday.

An interesting decider beckons and this week's nominees are Dublin duo Brian Howard and Aaron Byrne, and Galway midfielder Peter Cooke.

The voting process is simple: retweet the image of your chosen player on the GAA's official Twitter account (@officialgaa) or like their image on the GAA's official Facebook and Instagram pages. Voting will close at 10am on Wednesday, April 19 and the winner will be announced on GAA.ie.

Footballer of the Week nominations

Brian Howard (Dublin)

Highly effective throughout Saturday's All Ireland Semi-Final win, Brian Howard is viewed as an exciting prospect in the capital.

Capable of winning possession and using it wisely Howard helped Dublin make a solid start against the Ulster champions at Kingspan Breffni Park.

When Donegal started to improve in the third quarter Howard was a significant influence as Dublin regained the initiative.

Peter Cooke (Galway)

Galway had several outstanding individual performances in Saturday's success over Kerry, but Peter Cooke excelled at centrefield.

With partner Cein D'arcy also hugely industrious Galway stunned Kerry in Ennis.

Cooke, one of three Moycullen players in the Galway line-up, kicked five points, including two splendid efforts from play.

Aaron Byrne (Dublin)

Aaron Byrne has been one of the stars in Dublin's march to the All Ireland Final.

The impressive Byrne registered four points in the victory over Donegal.

Byrne hit the same tally in the Leinster decider triumph against Offaly and is very much a footballer in form.


Players of the Week are decided based on votes cast by followers of @officialgaa on Twitter, on the Official GAA Facebook Page and on the Official GAA Instagram page.

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