The biggest joke in the football selection is the inclusion of Michael Fitzsimons. He was decent enough up to the final, but then again, what did he have to do?
It’s difficult to overstate just how much of a roasting Andy Moran gave him in the final. It was Peadar Andrews on Ollie Murphy stuff. Roasted for the three points Moran scored from play. Roasted for two more sitters Moran put wide. Roasted for Moran setting up Jason Doherty for his goal chance. Roasted for Moran setting up Lee Keegan for the goal.
Fitzsimons got the award because his performance in the 2016 final replay has stuck in the mind of the selectors rather than anything he did this year.