Electric Ireland announce GAA Minor Football Team of the Year
Electric Ireland, proud sponsors of the GAA Minor Championships, is pleased to spotlight 15 outstanding performers from the 2021 Minor Football season, today unveiling the 2021 Electric Ireland GAA Minor Football Team of the Year, the Electric Ireland Minor Football Player of the Year and the Electric Ireland Minor Special Recognition Award Winner for football. As Electric Ireland welcomed crowds back to stadiums across the country, the 2021 Electric Ireland Minor Football Championship ensured a return of some major moments back into these young player’s lives and reminded everyone that there is nothing minor about the Electric Ireland GAA Minor Championship.
This year’s Electric Ireland Minor Football Team of the Year features eight players from All-Ireland champions Meath, All-Ireland finalists, Tyrone have five players represented. While Cork and Sligo each have one representative on this year’s team.
Conor Ennis, a member of the Meath Minor Football team has been named as the 2021 Electric Ireland Minor Football Player of the Year. The Ballinabrackey defender was consistently brilliant throughout the season and provided a major contribution to the Royal County’s wining point in the All-Ireland Final.
The team was selected by a panel of GAA experts and was determined in part by Electric Ireland’s ‘Player of the Week’ initiative on Twitter.
2021 Electric Ireland GAA Minor Football Team of the Year
- Daniel Walsh (Cork and Douglas)
- Conor Ennis (Meath and Ballinabrackey)
- Liam Kelly (Meath and Ratoath)
- Callan Kelly (Tyrone and Cookstown)
- Tomás Corbett (Meath and Ratoath)
- Shea O’Hare (Tyrone and Ardboe)
- Shaun Leonard (Meath and Naomh Colmcille)
- Ruairí McHugh (Tyrone and Coalisland)
- Jack Kinlough (Meath and St Peter’s, Dunboyne)
- Cormac Devlin (Tyrone and Ardboe)
- Seán Emmanuel (Meath and St Patrick’s)
- Ronan Cassidy (Tyrone and Donaghmore)
- Hughie Corcoran (Meath and Drumbaragh Emmets)
- Oisín Ó Murchú (Meath and Naomh Colmcille)
- Luke Marren (Sligo and Bunninadden)
The 2021 Minor Championships also saw the return of the Electric Ireland GAA Minor Special Recognition awards, recognising those Minor players who stepped up and a made life-changing contributions to our society. The winner of the 2021 Electric Ireland Minor Football Special Recognition Award is the Moynalty/Carnaross Minor Panel who took part in a 1,200km walk/run during five days of lockdown, when training was not possible, to raise funds for Jigsaw – who help young people suffering from emotional, mental health and addiction problems. The fundraiser, ‘Minor for Minors’, raised over €5,000 for Jigsaw and raised awareness of the charity’s services amongst the young people in the community, who may find need to avail of Jigsaw’s services in the future.
Sarah Sharkey, Brand, PR and Sponsorship Manager at Electric Ireland, commented: “We are delighted to announce the 2021 Electric Ireland Minor Football Team of the Year. This season, we were happy to welcome back families and friends to stadiums across Ireland to watch these incredibly talented young players and ensure that major moments returned to their lives. We recognise it has been no minor journey to get here and we would like to commend every player, who played a part in the 2021 Electric Ireland Minor Championships, for their hard work and determination over the season. We have no doubt that everyone who participated will feel the positive impact of the Minor Championship for years to come."
Uachtarán CLG Larry McCarthy said: “I would like to congratulate the Electric Ireland Minor Football Team of the Year and specifically Conor Ennis, the Electric Ireland Minor Football Player of the Year, on their achievements during the 2021 Minor Football season. The level of talent on display during this year’s Minor Football Championship has been incredible and I have no doubt many of these young men will go on to have a significant impact on their counties for many years to come. It has been a privilege to watch them perform to such a high level during the 2021 season. A special thanks also goes to the parents of all Minor players and also the coaches who have moulded and mentored these young men into the people they are today. I would also like to congratulate the Moynalty/Carnaross Minor panel who went above and beyond for their local community by raising life changing funds for Jigsaw. They epitomise what the Minor Championships is about and they are a credit to our great games."
The Electric Ireland Minor Hurling Team of the Year, Hurling Player of the Year and Special Recognition Award Winner for Hurling was announced on Wednesday, 8th September.