PAUL FLYNN HISTORY MAKING ALL-STAR WINNER.
Paul Flynn made history today when he was named on the 2014 All Star Football Team. It was Paul’s fourth All Star Award in a row a feat not achieved by any player since the mid-80’s and he is the first Dublin player to achieve this huge milestone. Flynn is also only the fourth player to ever win four All Stars in a row.
Flynn has maintained a rich vein of form for Dublin over the last four seasons and it hasn’t gone unnoticed among not only the All Star panel, but also among his peers and members of the media and punditry who all acclaim Flynner as the complete Gaelic Football player.
Flynn with last years All Star award joined an esteemed group of Dublin greats which included Anton O’Toole,Tommy Drumm,Charlie Redmond and John O’Leary who were all previous three in a row winners.
Only three other players have won more consecutive awards than Paul but he is now in the prime years of his playing career and has got better with each passing season,so there is no reason why he won’t go on and either equal or surpass the greats of the game that are ahead of him on the all time list.
Here’s the record of consecutive All Star winners from the prestigious scheme, which began back in 1971.
6 IN A ROW
Pat Spillane (Kerry) 1976-81
Jack O’Shea (Kerry) 1980-85
5 IN A ROW
Paudie O’Shea (Kerry) 1981-85
4 IN A ROW
Paul Flynn (Dublin) 2011-2014
3 IN A ROW
Anton O’Toole (Dublin) 1975-77
Tommy Drumm (Dublin) 1977-79
Charlie Redmond (Dublin) 1993-95
John O’Leary (Dublin) 1994-96
Peter Canavan (Tyrone) 1994-96
Sean Cavanagh (Tyrone) 2003-05.