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28th Jul 2022

Peter Canavan picks his All-Star team and there’s some big names missing

Lee Costello

Damien Comer doesn’t make the cut.

The way in which All-Stars are picked is one of the most fickle processes you can imagine.

You could be outstanding the entire championship but have a poor final, and lose out to someone who went out of the competition before you.

In some ways, if you played well in a semi-final but your team exit the championship, you are in a. very strong place to win one, because your last act of the season will be remembered as a brilliant one.

You just need another contender in the same position to have a quiet final, and then the spot is pretty much yours.

The opposite is also true, you could be having a quiet championship but if you explode into life on All-Ireland final day, then you’re pretty much a sure thing.

In comparison to The Sunday Game team that was selected, Tyrone legend Peter Canavan, who works with Sky Sports, picked quite a different team and seems to be more rewarding.

The key absentees are David Comer, Conor Glass, and Chrissy McKaigue.

1. Shane Ryan (Kerry)

2. Conor McCluskey (Derry)

3. Jason Foley (Kerry)

4. Liam Silke (Galway)

5. Tom O’Sullivan (Kerry)

6. John Daly (Galway)

7. Gavin White (Kerry)

8. Rian O’Neill (Armagh)

9. Cillian McDaid (Galway)

10. Ciarán Kilkenny (Dublin)

11. Seán O’Shea (Kerry)

12 Shane Walsh (Galway)

13.Paudie Clifford (Kerry)

14. David Clifford (Kerry)

15. Shane McGuigan (Derry)

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