Special GAA team selection contest to launch Monday
Select your GAA dream teams and win fabulous prizes
The Irish Independent and PwC are launching a unique GAA team selection competition on Monday that asks readers to choose their best team in Gaelic football and hurling since 1970, the period that roughly covers the duration of the All Stars.
Except there is one significant twist that makes this competition such a novelty – each team can only have one player per county in football and two per county in hurling.
So hard choices – on Kerry footballers and Kilkenny hurlers in particular – will really test those who take it on.
The choice of player is not restricted to All Stars, but to anyone who has played since 1970.
The teams have been chosen by a three-person panel which comprises All-Ireland winning hurling managers Liam Griffin, Cyril Farrell and Michael 'Babs' Keating in hurling and All-Ireland winning football managers Pete McGrath and John O'Mahony, in addition to Martin Breheny, Irish Independent GAA editor.
The first prize for the team that corresponds best to the experts' choice is two premium tickets to the All-Ireland final, overnight accommodation at a city centre hotel, courtesy of O'Callaghan Hotel Group, and €2,500 in cash.
Coupons to enter will be available in Monday's sports section and at independent.ie/gaachallenge.
See full details of the guidelines for the competition in Monday's paper.