Tuesday 25 April 2017

Colm O’Rourke: No team wins an All-Ireland without great players

Colm O'Rourke selects his All Stars for 2012 and, as ever, the winners receive the lion's share

It is that time of year when the debate on the All Stars begins, though it seems to have less appeal than in previous times when arguments raged and counties and clubs took serious umbrage when of their own did not make the selection.

Perhaps it is a sign of maturity now that people pass few remarks on these sort of things and anyway the real business of the GAA is going on in most counties today as club championships take precedence.

Clubs have been marginalised to a great extent by the increase in county activity so their days are crammed into September and October, but ask any club man whether they would prefer a big win for the club or the county and they won't have to draw breath before replying, "club of course".

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