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Michael Farragher is one of six Corofin players included on the team.

Michael Farragher is one of six Corofin players included on the team.

Inaugural AIB GAA Club Players’ Football Awards announced


All-IrelandchampionsCorofinhavebeenrewardedwithsixplayersonthefirsteverAIBGAAClubPlayers’FootballTeamoftheChampionship.

ThenewGAAinitiativehasreviewedtheoutstandingperformancesatprovincialandAll-IrelandlevelintheAIBClubChampionshipswithacross-sectionofGAAmediavotingonafinal15.

GalwayandConnachtchampionsCorofinhadtoshowplentyofresilienceenroutetoCrokePark,butcutlooseonStPatrick’sDaywheretheyproducedasensationalshootingdisplayagainstNemoRangerstocapturetheclub’sthirdAIBAll-Irelandseniorclubfootballtitle.

TheresultisthatLiamSilke,KieranFitzgerald,DylanWall,MichaelFarragher,IanBurkeandMartinFarragherhaveallbeenawardedaplaceontheinauguralFootballTeamoftheChampionship.

Inanadditionalcoupfortheclub,CorofinalsocompletelydominatetheshortlistforAIBGAAClubfootballeroftheyearwithIanBurke,MichaelFarragherandLiamSilkeprovidingtheshortlist.

InspirationaldualclubSlaughtneilhavethenexthighestrepresentationwithfourfootballersfromtheDerryclubselected.AntóinMcMullan,KarlMcKaigue,ChrissyMcKaigueandChrisBradleyallfeatureaftertheirexploitsovertheseason.

StylishhalfbackJamesMurrayandsharpshooterEannaO’ConnorrepresentKildareandLeinsterchampionsMoorefield.

DespitetheirmisfireintheAll-Irelandfinal,therewasstillmuchtoadmireaboutNemoRangers,particularlyinatypicallytoughMunstercampaign,andmidfielderAlanO’ConnorandfullforwardLukeConnollyrepresenttheCorkandMunsterchampions.

TheteamiscompletedbyDonegalstarPatrickMcBreartywhowasinsensationalformforhisclubKilcaroverthecourseoftheirtwomatchesintheUlsterclubchampionshipandwasaclassapartinthefull-forwardline.

UachtaránCumannLuthchleasGaelJohnHoransaid:“It’sagreathonourforallofthoseplayerswhohavebeenselected–especiallywiththisbeingtheinauguralyearoftheseawards–andIcongratulatethemall.

“TheAIBGAAClubChampionshipscontinuetogrowfromstrengthtostrengthandtheseawardsareareflectionofthat.

“EveryyeartheclubcampaignisresponsibleforsomeofthehighpointsintheGAAseasonanditisfittingthatwesalutethestarperformerswhogotosuchlengthsfortheprideoftheirclubjersey.Inrecognisingtheseoutstandingperformerswealsopaytributetotheclubswhoproducedthem.”

ComanGoggins,AIBSportsProgrammeManagersaid:“AIBisveryproudtocelebrateits27thyearsponsoringtheclubchampionshipsandwearedelightedtopartnerwithTheGAAfortheintroductionoftheAIBGAAClubPlayers’Awards.TheawardshonoursomeofthegreatestclubplayersacrossIreland,whohaveshownimmensepassionandcommitmenttotheirclubthroughout#TheToughestcompetition.

Cogginscontinued:“OnbehalfofAIBIwouldliketotakethisopportunitytocongratulateeachofthewinnersandtothankthenationalandregionalsportsmediafortakingthetimetocasttheirvotesandfortheircontinuedsupportfortheAIBGAAClubChampionships.”

SpeciallycommissionedawardsbyJarlathDalywillbepresentedtotheplayersatabanquetatCrokeParkonSaturday,April21wheretheAIBGAAClubFootballeroftheYearwillbeannouncedliveonthenight.

TheAIBGAAClubPlayers’AwardsforHurlingwillbeannouncedonApril18.

Theteaminfullis:


AIBGAACLUBPLAYERS’AWARDS–FOOTBALL2018


1.AntóinMcMullan(Slaightneil)

2.LiamSilke(Corofin)

3.KieranFitzgerald(Corofin)

4.KarlMcKaigue(Slaughtneil)

5.JamesMurray(Moorefield)

6.ChrissyMcKaigue(Slaughtneil)

7.DylanWall(Corofin)

8.AlanO’Donovan(NemoRangers)

9.MichaelFarragher(Corofin)

10.EannaO’Connor(Moorefield)

11.ChristopherBradley(Slaughtneil)

12.IanBurke(Corofin)

13.PatrickMcBrearty(Kilcar)

14.LukeConnolly(NemoRangers)

15.MartinFarragher(Corofin)

FOOTBALLEROFTHEYEARNOMINEES


IanBurke(Corofin),MichaelFarragher(Corofin),LiamSilke(Corofin)

Official Sponsors of the GAA Football All-Ireland Championship

Official Sponsors of the GAA Hurling All-Ireland Championship