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PA All-Star Team: Vote For Your Football Full-Back Line

Ahead of the All-Star awards on November 2nd, Pundit Arena are asking you to vote for who you think will make the lineup of both the hurling and football teams. In the next part of the football series, we are asking you to select your full-back line.

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Corner-Backs

Nominee: Eoghan Bán Gallagher

County: Donegal

Credentials: One of the players of the championships during its early stages. Gallagher has been such a consistent player for Donegal this summer. Not only is he a ferocious defender but he also loves getting forward as he proved in the Ulster final where he got Donegal’s first goal from a team move.

All-Ireland Senior Football Championship Qualifiers 3A, Pairc Tailteann, County Meath 8/7/2017 Meath vs Donegal Donegal's Eoghan Ban Gallagher celebrates Ryan McHugh scoring their first goal of the game Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne

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Nominee: Jonny Cooper

County: Dublin

Credentials: Jonny Cooper has barely put a foot wrong for Dublin all year and is so versatile in where he can play, popping up at corner-back, full-back or wing-back. Some of his tackles are often borderline but they only add to his effectiveness as a physical defender.

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Nominee: Eoghan Kerin

County: Galway

Credentials: Eoghan Kerin was one of the most eye-catching players of the 2018 championship. He was one of the best players on the pitch against Kildare, covering every blade of grass and getting involved in every situation. Tenacious, physical and agile are just some words to describe the 24-year-old.

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Nominee: Ryan Wylie

County: Monaghan

Credentials: Ryan Wylie showed no regard for his physical welbeing this summer as he threw himself in front of every opposition shot he could. Like any dogged corner-back, his play can often be borderline but it was a huge benefit to Monaghan. He was also good for a score of two in the game.

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Nominee: Padraig Hampsey

County: Tyrone

Credentials: A group of Tyrone legends named Hampsey as their man-of-the-match at the Tyrone banquet and for good reason. His work rate in the final was exceptional and got Tyrone out of trouble on more than one occasion, with numerous turnovers to his name. As he has done all year for the Red Hand.

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Nominee: Michael McKernan

County: Tyrone

Credentials: Michael McKernan is not only nominated for an All-Star, but for young footballer of the year and it’s not hard to see why. He grew in confidence in every game until he was invaluable to Mickey Harte. He is such an instintive players with great pace which often got Tyrone out of trouble.

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Full-Backs

Nominee: Sean Andy O’Ceallaigh

County: Galway

Credentials: An incredibly physical player who is so effective under the high ball, Sean Andy O’Ceallaigh has all the attributes of a great full-back. He has grown game on game since joining the senior ranks last year and he was one of the stars of Kevin Walsh’s side this summer.

Galway full-back, Sean Andy O'Ceallaigh

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Nominee: Che Cullen

County: Fermanagh

Credentials: There aren’t many defenders who can keep Conor McManus quiet but Che Cullen did so superbly in the Ulster semi-final, holding him scoreless from play in a game that saw them into their first Ulster final in 10 years.

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Nominee: Drew Wylie

County: Monaghan

Credentials: Drew Wylie dipped in and out of various positions but nailed down the number three jersey with some fantastic performances in the Super 8s. He constantly disrupted attacking attempts, cutting off their supply. The head of reason in the Monaghan defence and an important leader.

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Who will take the first corner-back slot?


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Who is your full-back of the year? 


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Who will take the second corner-back slot? (Must not be the same as previous selection) 


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Vote for your goalkeeper of the year here.

About Marisa Kennedy

Marisa is a Digital Journalist with Pundit Arena. She is a former reporter with Sporting Limerick and is a huge fan of the GAA. You can contact her at marisa@punditarena.com or on Twitter