GAA All Star Wars


#1182

Yes he was.


#1183

Mcinerney is hurler of the year I don’t care what some event organized by chartered accountants says


#1184

The two Conor’s were better


#1185

Speaking of chartered accountants, great to see Feargal O’Rourke as part of the presentation party to hand out the gong to his employee Cian O’Sullivan.


#1186

I’d say Cian’s job isn’t too taxing


#1187

Pat Fleury was in the other corner in 1982. There was an issue with Fleury and the All Stars one year, it might even have been 1982. There was a rule back then, that if you were sent off during the year, you were disqualified from All Star contention. Think it was Fleury was sent off in a club game, possibly a day or two after the hurling team was pre-selected and wasn’t allowed to attend the banquet the following week to accept his award. Something similar happened to Cloney Brennan a few years before that with the sending off rule.


#1188

The All Stars are a fucking joke mate, I may have mentioned that here before


#1189

The selection of the team is generally fine. The GGA conspiracy to get Canning Hurler of the Year was clear to see


#1190

What a mad bastard. Legend of a man


#1191

He is a wonderful ambassador for the game and the broader association .


#1192

They are now. Essentially an exercise in dividing up the spoils to a per-ordained quota system. 7-8 for the All Ireland Champions, 5-6 for beaten finalists and 1 each for the beaten semi finalists. No Hurler outside of semi finalists has got one since 2012. Conor McManus and Colin Walshe only non-semi finalist to get a football award since 2011. The days of a Pat Critchley, David Kilcoyne, Peter McGinnitty, Declan Browne or Kevin O’Brien getting a well deserved All Star are well and truly gone. Sean Murphy would have got an All Star up to about 10 years ago for the performances he turned in this summer. He didn’t even get a nomination under the current quota system.


#1193

Yes that’s why the GGA conspired to make him win


#1194

#1195

I agree.


#1196

Brolly trying to get on the Cavanaghs good side


#1197

Self assessment income tax deadline less than two weeks ago. Cian will be out the door busy at the moment.


#1198

After a few shaky years they’ve got hurler of the year bang on two in a row :clap:


#1199

Yes Seamie Callanan clearly should have been the winner in 2014 and 2015


#1200

Some achievement for Joe Canning to bounce back from his well documented battle with “water retention” to win hurler of the year. An inspiration to all chubsters everywhere.


#1201

Seamie :smile: daithi has exposed that bluffer completely