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Off The Ball: Scandal that Connolly didn't get an All Star

Colm Parkinson

Published 13/11/2013 | 01:00

Connolly: Deserved an All Star
Connolly: Deserved an All Star

The aftermath of the football All Stars was overshadowed by reports of players being left standing throughout the awards, which was totally unacceptable.

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However, the big scandal of the night for me was how Diarmuid Connolly was omitted from the All Star team. We all know about his ability, his balance and his scoring threat off both feet, but what impressed me most this year was his work-rate – something that goes unnoticed.

He really is the complete player. He was man of the match in the classic All-Ireland semi-final against Kerry and was good right throughout the year.

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