Posted by An Maor Uisce
Wednesday 24 September 2014
The Summer's Championship is over and it's time to reflect on the first year of our new eircom GAA feature Your Shout Counts.
Whatever senior side you watched during the summer months, be it your own home county or otherwise, you would have found it full of players who gave it their absolute all, using every bit of skill, determination and effort that they've got.
Your Shout Counts gave fans a chance to give any county player they liked the recognition they deserved, and gave away a lot of great prizes for doing so!
Now that the dust has settled, it's time to reflect on some of the stand out performers as chosen by the public.
Here at eircom GAA we have picked a "Team of the Shouts" which, in the spirit of Your Shout Counts, focuses on the players who made an impression throughout the summer, climbed the leaderboard and stayed high in the rankings long after their Championship run ended.
The fifteen players chosen below are accompanied by fan Shouts which demonstrate the great support players from across a number of different counties received over the course of the Championship.
eircom GAA Top of the Shouts Team 2014
Graham Brody - Laois "He performed well against a team like Dublin. He made magnificent saves for such a young keeper."
Karl Lacey – Donegal “Class player really strong and fast has come back stronger from injury last year”
Finton Kelly - Monaghan "He’s a perfect defender, can defend and also has the ability to shoot, a perfect all-round footballer."
Neil Gallagher - Donegal “Excellent in the air, works tirelessly all around the park, unselfish player and can take his score.”
James McCarthy - Dublin "Superb half back. Able to defend but also able to kick scores. On his day, the best half back in Ireland."
Johnny Buckley - Kerry “Leadership, incredible never say die attitude, passion and vision.”
Colm Boyle - Mayo "He always gives the game his all and he never gives up. He is willing to put his body on the line."
Odhrán Mac Niallais - Donegal “The find of the year in Donegal. Excellent midfielder and taker of superb long-range scores.”
Aidan O'Shea - Mayo "He is a truly inspiring player and I hope to be as good as him some day."
Sean Cavanagh - Tyrone "One of Tyrone’s key player's against Monaghan today. He led Tyrone, he was a leader and a great player."
Paul Flynn - Dublin "Amazing work rate on the pitch and totally consistent throughout the Championship."
Diarmuid Murtagh - Roscommon "Classy classy footballer with natural ability."
James O’Donaghue - Kerry “He was in flying form today, tore the Cork backs apart every time he bared down on goal.”
Conor McManus - Monaghan "Scored 1-7 even though every time he had the ball 2 or 3 Armagh players surrounded him."
Cillian O'Connor - Mayo "Cillian was the top scorer and set up two out of the three goals. Still hard to believe he’s only 22."
Stay tuned on our Facebook page for the launch of the 2015 season. Let's hope it will be as fantastic as the last.
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