The Higher Ed Rising Stars Team of the Year announced with Evan Comerford and Shane Carthy named

Comerford and Carthy Honoured

This year’s Electric Ireland Higher Education GAA Rising Stars Football Team of the Year has been announced. And for Dublin fans pining for some good news, there are two familiar names in the 15 players honoured.

Dublin and Ballymun Kickhams star Evan Comerford has been named as the goalkeeper in the line up. Comerford, who was Dublin’s Number 1 for their National League campaign. And the young shot stopper put in some fantastic performances for champions DCU DÉ in this year’s championship. Outside of Evan’s kick out accuracy and ball stopping, he ran a tight ship with a well organised defence in front of him.

Comerford’s team mate, and former Dublin star Shane Carthy was also awarded a spot on the team of the year. Shane played some incredibly influential games for the Glasnevin College outfit with his killer left foot a huge part of his team’s attacking options.

The Rising Star Player Of The Year award this year went to Monaghan native David Garland. The Donaghmoyne club man registered 1-14 for DCU DÉ. And Garland was named player of the match in the championship final, finishing off with four spectacular points from play as DCU DÉ defeated IT Carlow.

In total DCU DÉ had six players named on this year’s chosen selection.

Electrical Ireland Higher Ed GAA Rising Star Team Of The Year

1. Evan Comerford – DCU DÉ, Ballymun Kickhams, Dublin
2 .Brendan McCole – DCU DÉ, Naomh Naille, Donegal
3. Mike Breen – UCD, Beaufort, Kerry
4. Niall Hughes – IT Carlow, Kilanerin – Ballyfad, Wexford
5. Ray Connellan – UCD, Athlone, Westmeath
6. Jordan Morrissey – DCU DÉ, Éire Óg, Carlow
7. Trevor Collins – IT Carlow, Graiguecullen, Laois
8. Shane Carthy – DCU DÉ, Naomh Mearnóg, Dublin
9. Michael Langan – LYIT, Naomh Mícheál, Donegal
10. Pádraig O’Toole – IT Carlow, Kiltegan, Wicklow
11. Mícheál Bannigan – DCU DÉ, Aughnamullen, Monaghan
12. Peadar Morgan – LYIT, Naomh Naille, Donegal
13. David Garland – DCU DÉ, Donaghmoyne Fotenoys, Monaghan
14. Gavin O’Brien – CIT, Kerins O’Rahillys, Kerry
15. Cian Farrell – IT Carlow, Edenderry, Offaly