THE FIRST ever Sligo intermediate Club All Stars team is revealed this week with county champions, Bunninadden, leading the way with six players included in the line-up.
The team, chosen as part of the Sligo Champion/Sligo GAA awards scheme, organised in association with AIB, will be presented with their awards at a special gala banquet in the Radisson Blu Hotel on November 23rd. The senior All Stars team will be revealed at this eagerly-waited function.
The awards scheme was held for the first time in 2011 but this is the first time for an Intermediate team to be selected.
Bunninadden's outstanding year in the Intermediate grade - they won the county title and reached the final of the Connacht Championship - is acknowledged in the All Stars team.
They have six players in the selection. They are goalkeeper, David Flannery, defenders, Liam og Gormley and Michael Gormley, midfielder, Padraig Doohan, and forwards, Vincent Frizzell and Mark Gormley.
Beaten county finalists, Drumcliffe/Rosses Point are rewarded with three players in the All Stars team.
County squad member, Neil Ewing, who was among the nominees last year, makes the cut this time and he is joined by team mates, Gary Feeney and Paul Logan.
Castleconnor had a notable year in the Intermediate ranks and are represented by two players on the All Stars team, Michael Langan and Niall Judge. Cormac Coyne, Calry/St Joseph's, Garret Ryan, St. Farnan's, Noel McGuire, Easkey, and Padraig Clarke, St. Pat's, complete the line-up.
The team in full is: David Flannery (Bunninadden), Liam Og Gormley (Bunninadden), Gary Feeney (Drumcliffe/Rosses Point), Cormac Coyne (Calry/St Joseph's), Neil Ewing (Drumcliffe/Rosses Point), Michael Gormley (Bunninadden), Garret Ryan (St. Farnan's), Padraig Doohan (Bunninadden), Noel McGuire (Easkey), Michael Langan (Castleconnor), Vincent Frizzell (Bunninadden), Paul Logan (Drumcliffe/Rosses Point), Mark Gormley (Bunninadden), Padraig Clarke (St. Pat's), Niall Judge (Castleconnor)
Tickets, costing €35, are now on sale for the presentation banquet at which the MC will be TG4's Miceal O'Domhnaill.
See page 95 for details of the Intermediate nominees.