GALWAY DAILY ALL-STARS: SEVEN GALWAY NAMED IN FOOTBALL SELECTIONS 

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In the twitter poll selecting the first nominees for the Galway Daily Football All-Stars this week, seven Galway players were among the 16 chosen and will be in the final line-up when we select our team of the championship after the All-Ireland Finals. 

Along with the seven Tribesmen, there were three from Dublin, two each from Cavan and Tyrone, while Donegal and Monaghan were also represented.

Ruairi Lavelle in goal, defenders Sean Andy O’Ceallaigh, Eoghan Kerin and Sean Kelly, midfielder Paul Conroy, and attackers Eamonn Brannigan and Damien Comer were those chosen by Galway Daily followers representing the maroon and white.

Sixteen players were selected after there was a dead heat between Cavan’s Dara McVeety and Dublin’s Niall Scully on 36% each at right wing forward.  Judges decided both players would qualify for the final round meaning there will be four fighting for the number 10 jersey in October.

Along with Scully, Jonny Cooper and Ciaran Kilkenny were picked.  Ciaran Brady joins McVeety for Cavan.  Tyrone’s Conor Meyler and Mattie Donnelly made the cut as did corner forward’s Paddy McBreety from Donegal and Monaghan’s Conor McManus.

The 16 players won’t be included in the other two rounds that take place after the provincial finals and the All-Ireland series.  But they will be among the final 46 nominations in October.

Next week, Galway Daily will have its first round of selections for our hurling all-stars so keep an eye on our twitter page.  The results of the football first round are below.

  1. RUAIRI LAVELLE (GALWAY) – 65%, Rory Beggan (Monaghan) – 23%, Stephen Cluxton (Dublin) – 10%, Niall Morgan (Tyrone) – 3%

2. JONNY COOPER (DUBLIN) – 54%, David Murray (Roscommon) – 21%, Jamie O’Sullivan (Cork) – 17%, Colin Walshe (Monaghan) – 8%

3. SEAN ANDY O’CEALLAIGH (GALWAY) – 56%, Philly McMahon 28%, Drew Wylie (Monaghan) – 16%, Conor McGill (Meath) – 0%

4. EOGHAN KERIN (GALWAY) – 65%, David Byrne (Dublin) – 15%, Eoin O’Donoghue (Mayo) – 15%, Ronan Shanahan (Kerry) – 4%

5. CONOR MEYLER (TYRONE) – 37%, Karl O’Connell (Monaghan) – 32%, James McEntee (Meath) – 21%, Frank Burns (Tyrone) – 11%

6. CIARAN BRADY (CAVAN) – 37%, Vinny Corey (Monaghan) – 32%, Caolan Mooney (Down) – 16%, Donal Keogan (Meath) – 16%

7. SEAN KELLY (GALWAY) – 50%, Paul Murphy (Kerry) – 36%, Paddy Durcan (Mayo) – 9%, Killian Clarke (Cavan) – 5%

8. MATTIE DONNELLY (TYRONE) – 56%, Kieran Hughes (Monaghan) – 22%, John Heslin (Westmeath) – 22%, Bryan Magee (Cavan) – 0%

9. PAUL CONROY (GALWAY) – 58%, Brian Fenton (Dublin) – 38%, Ethan Rafferty (Armagh) – 4%, John O’Loughlin (Laois) – 0%

10. DARA MCVEETY (CAVAN) – 36%, NIALL SCULLY (DUBLIN) – 36%, Ciarain Murtagh (Roscommon) – 27%, Fintan Kelly (Monaghan) – 0%

11. CIARAN KILKENNY (DUBLIN) – 70%, Niall Sludden (Tyrone) – 22%, Sean O’Shea (Kerry) – 9%, Aidan O’Shea (Mayo) – 0%

12. EAMONN BRANNIGAN (GALWAY) – 59%, Shane Walsh (Galway) – 18%, Conor Devaney (Roscommon) – 14%, Liam McGrath (Tipperary) – 9%

13. PADDY McBREARTY (DONEGAL) – 74%, Dean Rock (Dublin) – 11%, Cathal Cregg (Roscommon) – 11%, Diarmuid Murtagh – 5%

14. DAMIEN COMER (GALWAY) – 96%, Colm O’Neill (Cork) – 4%, Connaire Harrison (Down) – 0%, Paul Geaney (Kerry) – 0%

15. CONOR McMANUS (MONAGHAN) – 82%, Andrew Murnin (Armagh) – 12%, Colm Basquel (Dublin) – 6 %, Andy Moran (Mayo) – 0%