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The Gaelic Football Rolling All-Stars: Round 6

The Gaelic Football Rolling All-Stars: Round 6
Maurice Brosnan
By Maurice Brosnan
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We now move towards the business end of the All-Ireland football championship as the Super 8s' participants will be confirmed this weekend after round 4 of the qualifiers.

A common concern surrounding the All-Stars is that too often it feels like one good semi-final/final performance overrides more consistent stars in the earlier rounds. In order to address this, Balls.ie introduced the rolling All-Stars. Every round we'll consider the best performances and compare them to the existing holder.

Here is round six of the rolling All-Stars.

1.Graham Brody

Has taken the position of goalkeeper to another level and is a key man for Laois this weekend as they prepare for a date with Monaghan.

2. Eoghan Ban Gallagher

One of the few who has held down his spot since the very first week.

3. Sean Andy O Ceallaigh

The Galway has made the number three jersey his own in Kevin Walsh's side.

4. Gareth Dillon

One of the best man-markers in gaelic football currently.


5. Paul Murphy (out) – Eoin Doyle (in)

For the second week in a row, Doyle popped up with a big score against Mayo and the quality of opposition just sees him oust Murphy. With the Super 8s fast approaching Murphy will have plenty of chances to stake a claim for this spot once more.

6. Colm Begley


A huge weekend ahead for the Laois veteran as his county are just one game away from the Super 8s.

7. Sean Kelly

His influence this year may be a tad underappreciated. Played a crucial role in Galway's late goal that ultimately swung the game against Mayo, grabbed one of his own against Sligo and was superb during Galway's second-half comeback against Roscommon.


8. Brian Fenton

May not have faced the same quality of opposition as some of his competitors but the extraordinary quality of his game currently sees him hold down the midfield spot.

9. David Moran

Diarmuid O'Connor was phenomenal in midfield last weekend, but the premise of the All-Stars is a consistency of performances and Moran edges it after two strong showings.

10. Michael Murphy

It will be interesting to see where Murphy plays now that McBrearty has been ruled out for the rest of the year.


11. Ciaran Kilkenny

Holds down his spot for another week at least, Fergal Conway and Paul Cribbin could stake a claim this week.

12. Patrick McBrearty

Has been ruled out for the rest of the year but McBrearty has credit in the bank. Unfortunately, given the platform and increase in games available to his competitors, he will likely lose out before the year is over.

13. Damien Comer  (out)– Rory Grugan (in) 

Comer is an excellent player and a terrific captain for this Galway side, but Grugan now has a consistency of performance against Fermanagh (0-3) Sligo (1-5) and Clare (0-6) He is a key player in a side that desperately needs him. Full value for his inclusion.


14. Jamie Brennan 

Donegal need the youngster now more than ever. A big test awaits this summer.

15. Paul Geaney 

The best forward in the game on current form.

SEE ALSO: The Hurling Rolling All-Stars: Round 6



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