Dublin and Mayo dominated the positions on the starting 15
The GAA football team of the year has been announced and unsurprisingly, strong debates about selection omissions have followed.
The team which was compiled by a comittee of experts, was announced on the Sunday Game last night with All-Ireland finalists Dublin and Mayo dominating the pick.
In fact, the half-back line is exclusively filled by men of the green and red with just Tyrone, Tipperary and Kerry being represented in other positions.
But several commentators online felt that Tyrone defender Peter Harte and Donegal's Ryan McHugh were unfortunate to be excluded from the final cut.
@TheSundayGame Surely Peter Harte and Ryan McHugh should be on this team. . .— Paddy Tierney (@PaddyTierney21) October 1, 2016
@unofficialgaa purely based on semi final and final. Ryan mchugh POY up to that and doesn't make the team!— Robbie Kelly (@bobbiedivers) October 1, 2016
Ryan McHugh should be on that team. Blinkered selections.— Kieran Cunningham (@KCsixtyseven) October 1, 2016
@JamesOLeary11 Comerford in goal, Acheson and Peter Harte should be there too— Richard Ryan (@ricardoryan10) October 1, 2016
Cian osullivan & Peter harte should be in that team of the year. #SaturdayGame— gavin costigan (@gavcoso) October 1, 2016
@TheSundayGame Where is Peter Harte ?— Anthony Redmond (@AntoRedmond93) October 1, 2016
Here is the team that was chosen in the end:
1. Stephen Cluxton
2. Brendan Harrison
3. Jonny Cooper
4. Philip McMahon
5. Lee Keegan
6. Colm Boyle
7. Paddy Durcan
8. Brian Fenton
9. Mattie Donnelly
10. Kevin McLoughlin
11. Diarmuid Connolly
12. Ciaran Kilkenny
13. Paul Geaney
14. Michael Quinlivan
15. Dean Rock
The Sunday Game Team of the Year is announced https://t.co/M4rwiZWiCj— The Sunday Game (@TheSundayGame) October 1, 2016