GAA team of the weekend 2 years ago

GAA team of the weekend

What a year of club GAA it's been.

From Gaoth Dobhair winning Ulster to Mullinalaghta winning Leinster, it's been a year of firsts and it's been a year of constant entertainment.


Here's our final GAA club team of the weekend.

1 Ava Carey (Glanmire, Cork)

The Glanmire goalie was in inspired form in the All-Ireland junior club final on Sunday, and by the end of it, the Tourlestrane players must have been wondering what more they could have done. She made three point-blank saves to help fire her team to glory.

2 Paddy Fox (St Columba's Mullinalaghta)

Kept Paul Mannion scoreless from open play. Enough said.

But if you want to hear some more said, you can listen to his interview here.


3 Sean O'Connor (Fr. O'Neill's, Cork)

Buff Egan was down at the Cork under-21 final on Sunday and with Fr O'Neill's shading Midleton in a thriller after extra-time, full back O'Connor was one of their main men.

4 Eimear Meaney (Mourneabbey, Cork)

Safe as a house for Mourneabbey in their All-Ireland senior ladies final win. Cool in possession too.


5 Donal McElligott (St Columba's Mullinalaghta)

The marauding half back was one of Mullinalaghta's key men in their famous triumph,

6 Shane Mulligan (St Columba's Mullinalaghta)


A loyal servant of Longford, he was a county minor back in 2002. He deserved his day in the sun and leading his club to a Leinster final, it doesn't get any sunnier than that.

7 Derek Maguire (Dundalk Young Irelands, Louth)

Dundalk won Leinster and Maguire was one of their most consistent performers in the junior final. Scored a point from play and was an attacking threat all day.

8 Cormac Beausang (Midleton)


Was unlucky to be on the losing side in the Cork under-21 hurling final. One of the most stylish young hurlers in the county, he chipped in with a few gorgeous points for his team.

9 Peadar McGlinchey (Red Hugh's, Donegal)

Three points from play from in Red Hugh's All-Ireland quarter final win over Dunedin Connolly's.

10 Peter Hassett (Fr O'Neill's, Cork)

Like a young Peter Duggan, the tall, skilful and extremely stylish half forward lorded it in the Cork under-21 hurling final. The 17-year-old chipped in with a couple of fact and played to a standard well above his tender years.

One for the future, no doubt.

11 James McGivney (St Columba's Mullinalaghta)

There are few better men to throw themselves around and make an absolute nuisance of themselves and McGivney had Kilmacud defender's broken by the end of the day.

12 Siobhan Killeen (Clontarf)

Five goals in an All-Ireland final. Next.

13 Chris Healy (Two Mile House, Kildare)

Hit three from play in the Kildare side's narrow Leinster intermediate final victory over Offaly's Shamrocks. Was the main man in attack for the House, setting up a number of scores too.

After the match, he had to rush off to make it to his sister's wedding. Some day for the man.

14 Rian Brady (St Columba's Mullinalaghta)

Hit four points, three of the finest from open play in Mullinalaghta's famous triumph. A bright, buzzy attacker, his sweet left peg will cause problems for Dr Crokes.

15 Doireann O'Sullivan, (Mourneabbey, Cork)

The sharpest shooter in ladies football kicked six points, three from play in Mourneabbey's long-awaited All-Ireland senior ladies football win.

Her emotional interview afterwards showed how much it meant.