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Replying To ManusFromHeaven:  "Irish News Ulster All Stars for Patton, McGrath, EBG, McMeniman, Murphy, McHugh, Brennan and McBrearty congratulations to all.

Hugh McFadden can count himself in very hard lines to miss out. Was he not statistically one of the most effective players in the Ulster Champ according to some analysis that came out?

Will be interesting to see if Murphy winning the overall Ulster player of the year furthers his chances of an all star. Hard to see how a man crowned by the Ulster journos/pundits as the top performer in the Ulster game, could miss out on some sort of national recognition"
Hugh McFadden was the best footballer in Ulster this year. The fact that he didn't pick up an Ulster All Star is short-sighted and a shame.

SurelyToGod (Donegal) - Posts: 75 - 13/09/2019 15:50:28    2235043

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Replying To ManusFromHeaven:  "Irish News Ulster All Stars for Patton, McGrath, EBG, McMeniman, Murphy, McHugh, Brennan and McBrearty congratulations to all.

Hugh McFadden can count himself in very hard lines to miss out. Was he not statistically one of the most effective players in the Ulster Champ according to some analysis that came out?

Will be interesting to see if Murphy winning the overall Ulster player of the year furthers his chances of an all star. Hard to see how a man crowned by the Ulster journos/pundits as the top performer in the Ulster game, could miss out on some sort of national recognition"
Big congrats to them all and delighted that Patrick Mcbrearty has got one. I think that is his first and still can't fathom how he didn't get one last year. Hugh mcfadden according to performa stats was the second best play in the ulster championship after murphy. The type of player he is, being a defensively minded midfield makes him a little less exciting than an offensive midfielder but he's been a very effective player for donegal. He controls the ball coming out of the defense, he doesn't give the ball away and no doubt he's helped murphy play a offensive orientated game. And maybe spare a thought for Cavan. Having beat both monaghan and arnagh they didn't even get one.

Ulsterchamps_32 (Donegal) - Posts: 217 - 13/09/2019 18:31:38    2235079

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A bit late to the discussion but Hay !!!!
If there was an inter county transfer market, 2 Donegal players would be up there for high bidding,
1. Ryan McHugh (simply the best attacking footballer and a natural scorer with both feet)
2. Michael Murphy ( on his game a colossus of a scoring machine with a Rolls Royce engine)
There isn't a manager in Ireland that wouldn't break the transfer market to get these guys on their team #dunnagallabú

dontlookback (Galway) - Posts: 151 - 14/09/2019 01:41:03    2235141

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Michael selected at #10 in the Sunday game team of the year. Again adds abit of weight to his All Star claims but being in the Sunday Game team last year didnt result in an All Stat for Eoghan Ban.

On a slightly different note, find it very frustrating that its sort of glorified that Tyrone had a better year than us because they came out of a vastly weaker group and got to a semi final

Here is the facts about Tyrones season.... 3 top teams they played in the championship ( Dublin, Kerry, Donegal) lost the lot.

Who did they beat of note? Kildare, Cork, Roscommon, Cavan- none of them will be a division one team in 2020.

The Red hand should know their place- Ulsters 2nd best team

ManusFromHeaven (Donegal) - Posts: 205 - 16/09/2019 10:13:03    2235956

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Latest odds from Paddy Power are Murphy at 8/13 ( there are 7 forwards of odds less than evns)

Ryan McHugh is the next best placed Donegal man with the bookies at 5/1. I think he will just miss out due to things not going to plan for him on a wet and dirty day on Paddy Durcan in Castlebar which was unfortunate as his previous 2 super 8 game same him in MOTM contention.

History would suggest it would be unprecedented for a provincial winning team not to get at least 1 all star.

ManusFromHeaven (Donegal) - Posts: 205 - 23/09/2019 10:47:01    2238455

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Congrats to our 6 men nominated for an All Star. Patton in goals, McMenamin and McHugh in the backs with Murphy, Brennan and McBrearty in the forward. Decent recognition for the solid year we had. Now lets bring one or two home.

ManusFromHeaven (Donegal) - Posts: 205 - 27/09/2019 09:29:45    2239564

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Replying To ManusFromHeaven:  "Congrats to our 6 men nominated for an All Star. Patton in goals, McMenamin and McHugh in the backs with Murphy, Brennan and McBrearty in the forward. Decent recognition for the solid year we had. Now lets bring one or two home."
Obvious but Michael Murphy the best hope and he absolutely deserves one. Personally think McMenamin deserves one but won't get it this year. O'Sullivan from Kerry has been spoke as a certainty to get one and had to argue with that. But at the same time think himself and Stephen have had similar seasons. I am sure if Stephen continues the progress he has won't be long till he gets one especially if Donegal can break their semi final hoodoo and possibly go further. When it does happen few who were in Clones that Saturday evening when our supremely talented 2015 minor got beaten by an inferior Derry side would argue against Stephen being a future all star. The team might have lost but certainty not Stephen's fault who was superb.

panamasam (Australia) - Posts: 2121 - 27/09/2019 15:41:38    2239668

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