Galway GAA: Galway Daily Hurling All-Stars 2018 

Galway GAA: Galway Daily Hurling All-Stars 2018 

This week, Galway Daily is going national as we get our followers to help us pick the overall team of the year. 

It’s up to our readers whether they want to make this a pre-dominantly Galway team or whether they want to take the best of around the country to form a dream team.

That being said, we also encourage hurling enthusiasts around the country to get involved and make sure their favourite is in the mix.

While we did do a provisional competition back in April, we decided to start again from scratch as players movement in various different positions would deem it unfair to pigeon hole anyone in just one slot.

That being said, we intend to put our 15 qualifiers into their regular starting place and that’s where our followers come in.

We have selected the 64 players who have impressed us over 2018 and we want your help to bring this number down to 15.  Then we will put those names into a team that we will announce on Thursday (13th September).

There are four goalkeepers, 24 defenders, nine midfielders and 27 attackers and they will be whittled down to the final 15 over the next three days as follows:

Goalkeepers – Monday (one group x four – top three qualify), Tuesday (one group x three – top two qualify), Wednesday (one group x two – winner makes team). 

Defenders – Monday (six groups x four – top three qualify), Tuesday (six groups x three – top two qualify), Wednesday (three groups x four – top two make team). 

Midfielders – Monday (three groups x three – top two qualify), Tuesday (two groups x three – top two qualify), Wednesday (one group x four – top two make team). 

Attackers – Monday (nine groups x three – top two qualify), Tuesday (six groups x three – top two qualify), Wednesday (three groups x four – top two make team). 

The opening round groups will be random draw but on Tuesday and Wednesday, players will be seeded based on your percentage vote.

Galway have 14 nominees (James Skehill, Daithi Burke, Padraic Mannion, Adrian Tuohey, Johnny Coen, Gearoid McInerney, John Hanbury, Aidan Harte, David Burke, Joe Canning, Joseph Cooney, Jonathan Glynn, Conor Whelan, Cathal Mannion).

All-Ireland champions Limerick have the most contenders with 15, followed by Galway (14), Clare (11), Cork (7), Kilkenny (7), Wexford (5) while Carlow, Donegal, Dublin, Kildare and Westmeath have one player each.

So, join us in deciding our team of the year and we’ll update latest scores/results each day.  All ties will be decided by our adjudication committee and we look forward to seeing what 15 players make the final cut on Thursday. 

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