Antrim have seven on the Joe McDonagh team of the year

Antrim have seven players on the Joe McDonagh All Stars team which has just been announced

The Saffrons had a great year in the competition and can be happy with seven positions, but there were a couple more who could definitely have made it.

Kerry, the team Antrim beat in the final, and in the round robin stages,  have five on the team, Carlow, who drew with Antrim in Dr Cullen Park, have two while Westmeath have one.

Three of the six defenders are Antrim men Matthew Donnelly, Stephen Rooney and Gerard Walsh Keelan Molloy gets one of the two midfield positions, while Niall McKenna, Ciaran Clarke and Antrim team captain Conor McCann claim three of the six forwards positions.

There is a special honour for McCann as he is named as Player of the Year, a richly deserve honour after an incredible season which saw him score 4-20 from play during the campaign.

The players will be honoured as part of the GAA/GPA 2020 Joe McDonagh Team of the Year awards, which will be featured on RTÉ 2fm’s Game On programme this Wednesday evening from 6pm.

Team of the Year

1: Brian Tracey (Carlow)

2: Tomás O’Connor (Kerry)

3: Matthew Donnelly (Antrim)

4: Stephen Rooney (Antrim)

5: Jason Diggins (Kerry)

6: Aonghus Clarke (Westmeath)

7: Gerard Walsh (Antrim)

8: Shane Nolan (Kerry)

9: Keelan Molloy (Antrim)

10: Niall McKenna (Antrim)

11: Shane Conway (Kerry)

12: Daniel Collins (Kerry)

13: Chris Nolan (Carlow)

14: Conor McCann (Antrim)

15: Ciaran Clarke (Antrim)

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