Pearce Hanley has been nominated by his peers at Brisbane Lions for the AFL Players Association's Most Valuable Player Award.
The Mayo man has had a fine season and has been recognised by his by his teammates as a result. Every AFL team puts forward three players at the end of the regular season for the MVP award, and during the finals all the players vote again for an overall winner of the Leigh Matthews Trophy, however this time they cannot nominate their own teammates.
With the regular season now over, so is the Brisbane Lions' season, which will harm Hanley's chances of winning the prestigious award. For an Irishman to be nominated however is an achievement in itself, as it is a pretty rare occurance beyond Jim Stynes winning the award in 1991.
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