GALWAY’S GREATEST FOOTBALLER – THE SEMI-FINALS!

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The second round of twitter voting concluded in the early hours of Wednesday morning (23rd May) in our competition to select ‘Galway’s Greatest Footballer’ and the 56 still standing were reduced to just 16 players. 

For the second time in succession, Jarlath Fallon topped the poll scoring an amazing 90%.  After surprisingly not making the top four in Round One, Padraic Joyce moved up the rankings getting 87% while Michael Donnellan and Sean Purcell both scored 81%.

The top player from each of the 14 quarter-final polls qualified for the semi-finals along with the two best runners-up.  Kevin Walsh (44%) and Gary Fahey (37%) remain in the competition with Johnny Geraghty (36%) just missing out.

The semi-finals, which start this morning (Wednesday) will see the remaining participants in four groups of four.  Only the winners advance to Thursday’s final.

As mentioned before the competition started, any ties would be settled by the adjudication committee and but they were not called upon to make any decisions in this round.

Some big names to depart after the quarter-finals included 1998 winning captain Ray Silke, Frank Fox, Frank Stockwell, Michael Meehan, Geraghty, Bosco McDermott and Tommy Joe Gilmore.

The semi-final pairings will appear below shortly after the quarter-final results and the polls will stay open for 18 hours.  The FINAL takes place on Thursday.

All You Need to do is go to our Twitter page and select your favourite player in each group.  Please LIKE and SHARE! 

  1. JARLATH FALLON – 90%, Ray Silke – 8%, Liam O’Neill – 3%, John Tobin – 0%

2. ENDA COLLERAN – 63%, Sean Armstrong – 31%, Frank Cunniffe – 6%, Jack Mangan – 0%

Enda Colleran

3. DEREK SAVAGE – 49%, John ‘Tull’ Dunne – 19%, Jack Cosgrove – 16%, Willie Joyce – 16%

4. SEAN PURCELL – 81%, Frank Fox – 11%, Cyril Dunne – 4%, Mick Ferriter – 4%

5. MICHAEL DONNELLAN – 81%, Frank Stockwell – 13%, Seamus Leydon – 6%, Sean O’Domhnaill – 0%

6. PADRAIC JOYCE – 87%, Michael Meehan – 10%, Gareth Bradshaw – 3%, Declan Meehan – 0%

7. SEAN OG DE PAOR – 68%, John Donnellan – 18%, Joe Bergin – 14%, Jack Mahon – 0%

Sean Og De Paor

8. NOEL TIERNEY – 41%, GARY FAHEY – 37%, Liam Silke – 15%, Stephen Kinneavy – 7%

9. KIERAN FITZGERALD – 46%, Johnny Geraghty – 36%, Johnny Hughes – 11%, Seamus McHugh – 7%

10. MATTIE McDONAGH – 50%, KEVIN WALSH – 44%, Johnny Heaney – 3%, Christy Tyrell – 3%

Mattie McDonagh

11. JIMMY DUGGAN – 46%, Richie Fahey – 25%, Gay McManus – 21%, Dinny Sullivan – 8%

12. VAL DALY – 63%, Tomas Meehan – 23%, Damien Comer – 10%, Martin Newell – 4%

13. PAT DONNELLAN – 68%, Bosco McDermott – 25%, Hugo Carey – 4%, Billy O’Neill – 3%

14. TOMAS MANNION – 77%, Tommy Joe Gilmore – 13%, Tom Naughton – 7%, Frank Evers – 3%

Tomas Mannion