2017 Electric Ireland GAA Minor Star Football Team of the Year
Electric Ireland is delighted to announce the GAA Minor Star Awards Football Team of the Year for 2017. The team will be formally recognised at the inaugural GAA Minor Star Awards that will take place in Croke Park on October 7th.
The Electric Ireland GAA Minor Star Football Team of the Year features players from Kerry, Derry, Dublin and Cavan, the four semi-finalists from this year’s Championship. The team was selected by a panel of GAA greats from nominees that included the Electric Ireland Man of the Match and Player of the Week winners throughout the season.
The four-man awards selection panel which was unveiled back in March, consisted of Meath Senior football manager Andy McEntee, legendary former Cork hurler and current Clare hurling selector, Dónal Óg Cusack; former Armagh All Star footballer, Oisín McConville and former Galway hurler and AIB All Ireland Club hurling championship winning manager, Mattie Kenny.
The inaugural awards emphasise that there is ‘nothing minor about playing Minor’ and so honour the best individual performers from the entire season, also recognising the crucial and admirable part played by the families, clubs and communities of players which allowed them to get to this point in their sporting career.
Oisin McConville, Electric Ireland Minor Star Awards Judge; ‘These awards are a major event for young players and will stand as a landmark in their playing careers. It is a real honour to be named on the Team of the Year, not just for the player themselves but also for their families, counties, schools and clubs who have played a crucial part in these young players careers to date. It is just incredible to see such dedication in such young athletes but it really is a testament to them and they should be celebrated and that is what these awards are all about.’
So here it is! The Electric Ireland GAA Minor Star Football Team of the Year
Electric Ireland GAA Minor Star Football Team of the Year
1. Deividas Uosis (Kerry, Dingle)
2. Peadar Ó Cofaigh Byrne (Dublin, Cuala)
3. Conor McCluskey (Derry, Magherafelt)
4. Cian Gammell (Kerry, Killarney Legion)
5. Michael Potts (Kerry, Dr Crokes)
6. Padraig McGrogan (Derry, Newbridge)
7. Niall Donohue (Kerry, Firies)
8. Barry Mahony (Kerry, St.Senan’s)
9. Oisin McWilliams (Derry, Swatragh)
10.Ross McGarry (Dublin, Ballyboden St Enda's)
11. David Clifford (Kerry, Fossa)
12. Donal O’Sullivan (Kerry, Kilgarvan)
13. Oisin Pierson (Cavan, Gowna)
14. Lorcan McWilliams (Derry, Swatragh)
15. Fiachra Clifford (Kerry, Laune Rangers)
Having been sponsor of the GAA All-Ireland Minor Championships since 2012, we are committed to continuing the partnership until 2021. Throughout the course of the partnership, we have been re-defining what it means to be a Minor in GAA with the This Is Major campaign, designed to empower young players, ensuring they feel driven to compete, improve and to strive for more in their sporting lives.