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The All-Star scheme was started.

All Stars are born

It was first suggested in 1963 that 15 players should be acknowledged after the end of each season. In 1970, former RTE and Irish Press journalist Mick Dunne arranged that a selection panel made up of sportswriters to pick their top performers in each position. He also organised a sponsor and the selected players were rewarded with tours to the US throughout the 1970s.