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Would love to see some thought on this. I think this year is relatively open with mayo stuttering, Dublin players taking it in turns to excel( bar con) and tyrone and Kerry falling at the semi finals.

royalcounty1 (Meath) - 28/08/2017 11:37:09    2039192

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Cluxton
Chris Barrett
Fitzsimons
Higgins
Tiernan McCann
Boyle
McCaffrey
Fenton
Parsons
Kilkenny
AOS
Con O'Callaghan
Rock/Mannion
Geaney
Andy Moran

mayoboy1 (Mayo) - 28/08/2017 11:59:21    2039211

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Replying To mayoboy1:  "Cluxton
Chris Barrett
Fitzsimons
Higgins
Tiernan McCann
Boyle
McCaffrey
Fenton
Parsons
Kilkenny
AOS
Con O'Callaghan
Rock/Mannion
Geaney
Andy Moran"
Cluxton

Harrison
Cian o'sullivan
Keith Higgins

Colm Boyle
Chris Barrett
Jack McCaffrey

Colm Cavanagh
Tom Parsons

Ciaran Kilkenny
Con Callaghan
Kevin McLoughlin

Paul Geaney
Rock/COC (whoever has the better final)
Andy Moran

I think most of those are nailed on, a large proportion of Mayo/Dublin with Colm Cavanagh and Geaney both still deserving despite bad losses at weekend

HuddHastings (Longford) - 28/08/2017 12:12:33    2039220

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Can I just say, Any team that doesn't have James McCarthy in it in the midfield, needs binning right off the bat.

waynoI (Dublin) - 28/08/2017 12:56:50    2039264

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Cluxton
Harrison
Mcnamee
Fitzsimons
Mcaffrey
Murphy
Boyle
Parsons
D Moran
Con
Kilkenny
AOS
Geaney
Moran
Doherty

Tarismelting22 (Roscommon) - 28/08/2017 13:02:46    2039268

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Replying To waynoI:  "Can I just say, Any team that doesn't have James McCarthy in it in the midfield, needs binning right off the bat."
Very unlucky not to get an All star last year. Not sure what he has to do to get acknowledged. Yet again, he was immense yesterday. Has been Dublin's 8/10 banker in nearly every game since 2011.

poguemahone (Dublin) - 28/08/2017 13:11:50    2039277

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Replying To Tarismelting22:  "Cluxton
Harrison
Mcnamee
Fitzsimons
Mcaffrey
Murphy
Boyle
Parsons
D Moran
Con
Kilkenny
AOS
Geaney
Moran
Doherty"
I can't see how David Moran could get an All-Star. He was well below his best in all 3 games Kerry played in Croker. There are at least 3 midfielders who've had far better championships.

WanPintWin (Galway) - 28/08/2017 21:58:18    2039671

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Replying To waynoI:  "Can I just say, Any team that doesn't have James McCarthy in it in the midfield, needs binning right off the bat."
Most underatted player in the country and has been for most of the decade.

TheUsername (Dublin) - 28/08/2017 22:07:06    2039676

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Replying To Tarismelting22:  "Cluxton
Harrison
Mcnamee
Fitzsimons
Mcaffrey
Murphy
Boyle
Parsons
D Moran
Con
Kilkenny
AOS
Geaney
Moran
Doherty"
I don't understand the obsession with D Moran for me he has never been a stand out midfielder never consistent enough.

You could pick 2 of Parsons, Fenton or McCarthy first the midfield spots.

Cavanagh played as a defender all year wouldn't consider him in the same league as the 3 lads above.

jacktheDub (Dublin) - 28/08/2017 22:25:19    2039688

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Replying To TheUsername:  "Most underatted player in the country and has been for most of the decade."
Have to agree. Just wish we had him. Real team player.

ponga (Mayo) - 28/08/2017 22:38:09    2039704

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I would have clarke before cluxton.
Clsrke has a good was excellent against kerry on sat. Unfortunatly for cluxton he has nothing to do all year.
Maybe whoever has the better final should get

tom84 (Cavan) - 28/08/2017 22:43:06    2039708

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David Moran....is that a joke ??! Overated in my own opinion

Liamwalkinstown (Dublin) - 28/08/2017 22:51:25    2039713

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Cluxton/Clarke
Fitzsimmons
O'Sullivan
Higgins
TMcCann
Boyle
McCaffrey
J McCarthy (POTY)
C Cavanagh/Fenton/Parsons
McLaughlin
Con Oc
Kilkenny
Mannion
A Moran
J Doherty

pdempsey (Mayo) - 28/08/2017 23:10:20    2039722

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Replying To waynoI:  "Can I just say, Any team that doesn't have James McCarthy in it in the midfield, needs binning right off the bat."
in my opinion our best all round player...does it all

alano12 (Dublin) - 28/08/2017 23:45:35    2039742

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Would have to be Kerry/Mayo split. The only other players outside these two counties to consider are C Cavanagh, P Harte and P Murphy. Harte maybe deserves a place somewhere, excellent all year and did OK on Sunday despite some close attention

mhunicean_abu (Monaghan) - 29/08/2017 00:07:46    2039746

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Thread is pointless as a bad all Ireland final can take what looks like a certain all star now out of the team and likewise a good all Ireland final can put him in. It's only worth looking at players who's campaign is over.

For this reason Paul Geaney is the only nailed on all star I can see. Any of sludden (very underrated and performed v well throughout), Harte, c.cavanagh and t mc can could get one for Tyrone. I actually can't see any other Kerry players getting one. Will get a few nominees. Then literally all of mayo and dublins 15 are in contention depending on the final. Breakdown will be like 7(winners), 5 for runners up and 3 between others. Will Roscommon get one?

Has a team ever got more than 15 nominees? With the bench being so important now, it is possible to get some amount of nominees?

Frederick (Louth) - 29/08/2017 02:16:00    2039772

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Replying To mhunicean_abu:  "Would have to be Kerry/Mayo split. The only other players outside these two counties to consider are C Cavanagh, P Harte and P Murphy. Harte maybe deserves a place somewhere, excellent all year and did OK on Sunday despite some close attention"
That's fairly harsh on Dublin!

WanPintWin (Galway) - 29/08/2017 07:17:28    2039797

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Replying To tom84:  "I would have clarke before cluxton.
Clsrke has a good was excellent against kerry on sat. Unfortunatly for cluxton he has nothing to do all year.
Maybe whoever has the better final should get"
Cluxton has made 3 brilliant saves in each of the last 3 games, including the penalty save, has been rock solid under high balls and his distribution has been incredible, 60 yard kick into the arms of Scully was Jack Nicklaus 7 iron territory. He has been immense this year, so far.

Joxer (Dublin) - 29/08/2017 08:54:11    2039824

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Replying To tom84:  "I would have clarke before cluxton.
Clsrke has a good was excellent against kerry on sat. Unfortunatly for cluxton he has nothing to do all year.
Maybe whoever has the better final should get"
Don't know. Saved a semi final penalty which is as big as it gets in saving terms for a keeper. Point blank and important save in the Leinster final. Saved a few thrown at him by Monaghan. Clark got more 'stops practice' as Mayo played poorly in their earlier games but not much Cluxton can do about that. Again it is Cluxton's kick outs that keeps him consistently good. His first kick out (superb one to pick out Scully) on Sunday lead directly to Dublin's first score. Not much between the two and reckon the final will decide who gets the all star.

poguemahone (Dublin) - 29/08/2017 09:29:31    2039842

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Replying To Frederick:  "Thread is pointless as a bad all Ireland final can take what looks like a certain all star now out of the team and likewise a good all Ireland final can put him in. It's only worth looking at players who's campaign is over.

For this reason Paul Geaney is the only nailed on all star I can see. Any of sludden (very underrated and performed v well throughout), Harte, c.cavanagh and t mc can could get one for Tyrone. I actually can't see any other Kerry players getting one. Will get a few nominees. Then literally all of mayo and dublins 15 are in contention depending on the final. Breakdown will be like 7(winners), 5 for runners up and 3 between others. Will Roscommon get one?

Has a team ever got more than 15 nominees? With the bench being so important now, it is possible to get some amount of nominees?"
No Roscommon didn't go far enough and no individual really stood out. Enda smith had a huge Connacht final but after that nothing

Tarismelting22 (Roscommon) - 29/08/2017 11:31:52    2039959

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