DIARMUID CONNOLLY AND DANNY SUTCLIFFE LAND TOP GONGS AT DUBLIN BUS/THE HERALD DUBS STARS AWARDS.
St Vincents star man Diarmud Connolly was named Footballer of the Year and Danny Sutcliffe Hurler of the Year at the Dublin Bus/The Herald Dubs Stars Awards at thew Radisson Blu Royal in Dublin today.
Connolly was the key figure in in Vincent’s march to a third All-Ireland title and a 27th Dublin crown.
His sensational goal in the All-Ireland final victory over Castlebar Mitchell’s was one of the scores of the year.
The fact that Danny Sutcliffe is named a the best club hurler in Dublin for the year despite playing for the runners-up in the county.
Sutcliffe almost inspired St Jude’s to their first ever senior crown but they were beaten in a titanic struggle by Kilmacud Crokes after extra time.
Both Dubs Stars teams were named in the Dublin GAA section of The Herald in recent weeks.
Vincent’s were responsible for nine members of the football team with seven hurlers from champions Kilmacud Crokes making the hurling XV (view the teams in full below).
As is tradition now, the Dubs Stars hurling and football team will both take on a Dublin selection on New Year’s Day with Ger Cunningham’s team in action at 12.30 and Jim Gavin’s footballers in action afterwards at Parnells in Coolock.
2014 DUBLIN BUS/THE HERALD DUBS STARS FOOTBALL SELECTION
GOALKEEPER: Michael Savage (St Vincent’s)
RIGHT CORNER-BACK: Robbie McDaid (Ballyboden St Enda’s)
FULL-BACK: Jarlath Curley (St Vincent’s)
LEFT CORNER-BACK: Hugh Gill (St Vincent’s)
RIGHT HALF-BACK: James Brogan (St Oliver Plunkett’s/ER )
CENTRE HALF-BACK: Ger Brennan (St Vincent’s)
LEFT HALF-BACK: Michael Concarr (St Vincent’s)
MIDFIELD: Eamon Fennell (St Vincent’s)
MIDFIELD: Craig Dunleavy (St Oliver Plunkett’s/ER)
RIGHT HALF-FORWARD: Gavin Burke (St Vincent’s)
CENTRE HALF-FORWARD: Diarmuid Connolly (St Vincent’s)
LEFT HALF-FORWARD: Niall Scully (Templeogue Synge Street )
RIGHT CORNER-FORWARD: Ruairí Trainor (St Vincent’s)
FULL-FORWARD: Kevin McManamon (St Jude’s)
LEFT CORNER-FORWARD: Bernard Brogan (St Oliver Plunkett’s/ER)
DAIRE WALSH (Ballyboden St Enda’s)
RORY O’CONNOR (St Oliver Plunkett’s/ER)
CONOR McKIERNAN (Templeogue Synge Street)
MARK SWEENEY (St Jude’s)
DECLAN O’MAHONY (Ballyboden St Enda’s)
CONOR WALSH (St Oliver Plunkett’s/ER)
GARETH SMITH (St Oliver Plunkett’s/ER)
2014 DUBLIN BUS/THE HERALD DUBS STARS HURLING SELECTION
GOALKEEPER: MATT COLLINS (Kilmacud Crokes)
RIGHT CORNER-BACK: Ger McManus (St Jude’s)
FULL-BACK: Rory O’Carroll (Kilmacud Crokes)
LEFT CORNER-BACK: Ciarán Mangan (St Jude’s)
RIGHT HALF-BACK: Cian Mac Gabhann (Kilmacud Crokes)
CENTRE HALF-BACK: Jack Doughan (Kilmacud Crokes)
LEFT HALF-BACK: Shane Durkin (Ballyboden)
MIDFIELD: Dillon Mulligan (Kilmacud Crokes)
MIDFIELD: Andrew Morris (O’Toole’s)
RIGHT HALF-FORWARD: Conor Carton (O’Toole’s)
CENTRE HALF-FORWARD: Danny Sutcliffe (St Jude’s)
LEFT HALF-FORWARD: Ross O’Carroll (Kilmacud Crokes)
RIGHT CORNER-FORWARD: Fionn ó Riain Broin (St Jude’s)
FULL-FORWARD: Seán McGrath (Kilmacud Crokes)
LEFT CORNER-FORWARD: Shane Stapleton (St Pat’s, P)
DAVID QUINN (Lucan Sarsfields)
CIAN O’CALLAGHAN (Cuala):
ROB HARDY (St Jude’s)
GER O’MEARA (O’Toole’s)
PAUL MAGUIRE (St Jude’s)
CAOLÁN CONWAY (Kilmacud Crokes)