Tyrone And Tipperary Dominate The Sigerson And Fitzgibbon Cup Teams Of The Year

Tyrone And Tipperary Dominate The Sigerson And Fitzgibbon Cup Teams Of The Year

Players from both St Mary's and Mary Immaculate have been rewarded with personal recognition, after dominating this year's third level competitions, with seven players from St Mary's being named in the Sigerson Cup Rising Stars team, and eight Mary I players recognised in the Fitzgibbon Cup team.

Of the players named in the Sigerson team, four hail from Tyrone, namely Kieran McGeary, Conor Meyler, Conall McCann and Cathal McShane. They're joined by St Mary's teammates Kevin McKernan, Oisin O'Neill and Michael Fitzpatrick.

Other big names to make the side are All-Ireland winners Michael Fitzsimons, Jack McCaffery and Kerry's new midfield maestro, Jack Barry.

Meanwhile, Tipperary dominate the Fitzgibbon Cup Rising Stars team, led by Mary I's David Sweeney, Ronan Maher and Stephen Cahill. Their Mary I colleagues Conor Twomey, Michael O Neill, Cian Lynch and Aaron Gillane join them in the side.

Elsewhere Tipp hurlers Willie Connors and Michael Breen make the team, representing Limerick IT and UCC respectively.

Here are the full sides:


Rising Stars 2017 Football Team

1. Joe O’Donoghue, Cavan - Dundalk IT
2. Kevin McKernan, Down - St Mary’s
3. Michael Fitzsimons, Dublin - UCD
4. Kieran McGeary, Tyrone - St Mary’s
5. Conor Meyler, Tyrone - St Mary’s
6. Jack McCaffrey, Dublin - UCD
7. Gearoid Hegarty, Limerick - UL
8. Oisin O’Neill, Armagh - St Mary’s
9. Jack Barry, Kerry - UCD
10. Adrian Spillane, Kerry - UCC
11. Conor McCarthy, Monaghan - UCD
12. Conall McCann, Tyrone - St Mary’s
13. Matthew Fitzpatrick, Antrim - St Mary’s
14. Cathal McShane, Tyrone - St Mary’s
15. Denis Daly, Kerry - UL

Rising Stars 2017 Hurling Team

1. Enda Rowland, Laois – IT Carlow
2. David Sweeney, Tipperary – Mary I
3. Damien Healy, Meath – IT Carlow
4. Dwayne Palmer, Laois – IT Carlow
5. Conor Twomey, Cork – Mary I
6. Ronan Maher, Tipperary – Mary I
7. Willie Connors, Tipperary – Limerick IT
8. Stephen Cahill, Tipperary – Mary I
9. Michael Breen, Tipperary – UCC
10. Darragh O Donovan, Limerick – Mary I
11. Michael O Neill, Clare – Mary I
12. Cian Lynch, Limerick – Mary I
13. Aaron Gillane, Limerick – Mary I
14. Stephen Maher, Laois – IT Carlow
15. John Hetherton, Dublin – Garda College


Mark Farrelly
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Balls Media Audience Development Manager. Former Miss World 1997 contestant.

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