DUBLIN BUS/THE HERALD DUBS STARS HURLING TEAM 2013
Here is the Dublin Bus/The Herald Dubs Stars hurling team for 2013.
GOALKEEPER: Gary Maguire (Ballyboden St Enda's)
Tops of the town for some time now. Grace under pressure.
RIGHT CORNER-BACK: Stephen O'Connor (Ballyboden St Enda's)
Excellent athlete. Good footballer too. Quick feet, soft wrists.
FULL-BACK: Peter Kelly (Lucan Sarsfields)
All-Star quality. Another super seasons of Sundays. Not even the breeze gets by him.
LEFT CORNER-BACK: Jack Doughan (Kilmacud Crokes)
Talented troubadour. Impressive energy. Never far from the pitch of the ball.
RIGHT HALF-BACK: Shane Durkin(Ballyboden St Enda's)
Brings consistency to the craft. And elegance too. Makes the sliotar talk to Joe.
CENTRE HALF-BACK: Robbie Lambert (Lucan Sarsfields)
Priceless presence in the pivotal position. Made critical contribution to Lucan's memorable campaign.
LEFT HALF-BACK: Conor Robinson (Ballyboden St Enda's)
Here's to you, Mr Robinson, a delightful artist and man-of-the-match in the county final.
MIDFIELD: Niall McMorrow (Ballyboden St Enda's)
Versatile, Velvet touch. Mobile. Doesn't spare the cooking oil.
MIDFIELD: Johnny McCaffrey (Lucan Sarsfields)
Genial Johnny. Was polishing the timber all year. He shone like Mr Sheen.
RIGHT HALF-FORWARD: Conal Keaney (Ballyboden St Enda's)
Still producing the Special K. Delivered when it mattered most in the county final.
CENTRE HALF-FORWARD: Shane Stapleton (St Patrick's (P))
Nimble, inventive hurler. Knows where the chimney pot is. A scorer-in-chief.
LEFT HALF-FORWARD: Paul Winters (St Brigid's)
Stylish, hard-working player. Noble vision. Doesn't need Sat Nav to find a yard.
RIGHT CORNER-FORWARD: Paul Ryan (Ballyboden St Enda's)
The accuracy of Phil 'the power' Taylor. Can hit the dart-board from any part of the room.
FULL-FORWARD: Alan McCrabbe (Craobh Chiaráin)
That old McCrabber magic. The toast of Donnycarney. The Craobh is in his heart.
LEFT CORNER-FORWARD: Adam McGreal (Crumlin)
Balance. Beautiful first touch. A gem of a hurler.
Alan Nolan (St Brigid's): A knight of the Poc Fada. Brave as they come. Superb shot-stopper.
Cormac O'Brien (Ballinter St John's): A Marlay Marvel. His conviction at the back mirrored a memorable season for John's.
Darren Kelly (Craobh Chiaráin): Majestic in the quarter-final against Ballinteer.
Robbie Mahon (Craobh Chiaráin): Quick thinking and elusive on the feet. Brought so much to the Craobh boiler-house.
Shane Ryan (Crumlin): Exciting performer. Can turn a quarter chance into a Big Mac.
Aidan Roche (Lucan Sarsfields): Sharp corner forward. Can bend the sliotar around the trees.
Kevin O'Reilly (Lucan Sarsfields): Out at the 12th Lock, this man can walk on water. A hurling God of the Fair City.