ALL STARS FITTING TRIBUTE IN GREAT YEAR FOR MONAGHAN GAA

15 November 2013 No Comments by The Northern Standard

By Colm Shalvey

These are heady days for Monaghan football, with six All-Star awards coming to the county last weekend.

First up on Friday, rounding off a memorable year for Monaghan’s senior footballers, Colin Walshe and Conor McManus became the first players from the county to win Opel GAA/GPA All-Star awards since Tommy Freeman in 2007. The first Ulster SFC win in 25 years was fittingly recorded by the Monaghan duo being named on the team during the ceremony at Croke Park.

Walshe was selected for his superbly consistent performances at corner-back. The Doohamlet man started the year in style by captaining DIT from wing-back to win the Sigerson Cup for the first time and winning his first individual award of the year when he was chosen on the third-level equivalent of the All-Stars, the ‘Future Champions’ team. Walshe went on to play in every minute of Monaghan’s successful National League Division Three and Ulster SFC campaigns. His tigerish and pacy defensive play kept dangerous …

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