Time to select your teams from cream of crop
IT'S the ideal way for you and your friends to have some Christmas fun while engaging in lively debate on the merits of the top footballers and hurlers of the last 50 years. And it could lead to a special treat for you next September.
All-Ireland tickets for next year's All-Ireland senior hurling and football finals, plus an overnight stay in Dublin, are the prizes for the winners of the Irish Independent special competitions, based on our 'GAA Giants' selections.
Today, we publish the complete list of official nominees (60 in each code) chosen from the best hurling and football teams of the last 50 years, and it's from these that our panel of experts will pick their teams.
In football, there's one player from each of the four provinces per position, while in hurling we're nominating the top four from our extended list of players who were chosen on their county teams.
Now, it's over to you to select your teams. The prizes will go to the two readers (you can enter football or hurling or both) whose selections most closely match the teams chosen by our panel. In the event of more than one correct entry in each code, the winners will be decided by a draw. The editor's decision will be final in the event of any disputes.
You can enter as often as you like but only on the official entry form in the Irish Independent. Photocopies will not be accepted.
Closing date for entries is Monday, December 31.