Okay, it’s a full week on now from our Championship exit and so it’s time to start thinking about our 2019 Player of the Year.
This award was first instituted here on the blog back in 2014, when Cillian O’Connor picked up the inaugural honour. Diarmuid O’Connor won it in 2015, Lee Keegan did so in 2016 and Andy Moran won it in 2017. What with our early Championship exit last summer I never got around to doing a poll for 2018.
But this year has been a long one and the efforts of the players, in particular those who have led the charge for us, deserve to be recognised. So the Player of the Year award is back for 2019 and here, in alphabetical order, is the shortlist: Colm Boyle, Darren Coen, Paddy Durcan, Fionn McDonagh and Aidan O’Shea.
As usual, this shortlist has been derived from all the votes cast in the various MOTM polls held here on the blog for games played this year. This encompasses eight National League matches and nine Championship ones. I tried to be all clever and attached weights to the raw data, seeking to reward performances in the really big games but, to be honest, the same quintet came out on top using both methods.
So there you have it – that’s the shortlist for this year’s Mayo GAA Blog Player of the Year for 2019. But who’ll scoop the award? Well, that’s up to you. The poll is now open.
Who was our 2019 Player of the Year?
- Colm Boyle (39%, 1,035 Votes)
- Aidan O'Shea (30%, 783 Votes)
- Paddy Durcan (26%, 688 Votes)
- Fionn McDonagh (3%, 77 Votes)
- Darren Coen (3%, 70 Votes)
Total Voters: 2,653