The GAA JOE All-Star footballers for 2019 5 months ago

The GAA JOE All-Star footballers for 2019

No Brian Fenton. No Paul Geaney.

We know. Disgraceful, shocking and farcical stuff. A travesty. Who picked this?

Hands up here, but please hear us out.

This All-Star craic is a tough business. So many consistent performers, so many brilliant players. We've just had an incredible year of football.

In the provinces, Jamie Brennan was the standout. He's a long way off here. In the Super 8s, Fenton was flawless. He's just about pipped for this one.

And so after plenty of shuffling, shifting and squeezing, here's the GAA JOE All-Star football team for 2019.

So let's meet the omissions head on.

Brian Fenton

Was imperious in Leinster and in the Super 8s but it could be argued that Dublin's season doesn't really start until the semi-final. Fenton was his usual self that day, hitting Mayo for 1-1 in a powerful closing quarter. In both the drawn final and the replay, he was peripheral though and that's why he's absent here.

Paul Geaney

An inspiration on Sunday. An inspiration all year. But, Paul Mannion...

Colm Boyle

A vintage season from the old stalwart. Boyle is forever young, and he was as resolute as ever for Mayo this year. There was plenty of chopping and changing, but Donal Keogan just gets in ahead of Boyler.

Stephen O'Brien

Who are you taking out of that forward line?