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GOALKEEPER: Michael Savage (St Vincent's)

GOALKEEPER: Michael Savage (St Vincent's)

Top Cat for a long time now. Excellent concentration. Makes vital saves, time and again.

RIGHT CORNER-BACK: Robbie McDaid (Ballyboden St Enda's)

One of the finest defenders in the city. Compact and consistent. The tightest of markers.

FULL-BACK: Jarlath Curley (St Vincent's)

One of the hardest positions to play on any side. Jarlath fits the role like a pair of carpet slippers. Everytime he goes out, he gets the top reviews.

LEFT CORNER-BACK: Hugh Gill (St Vincent's)

Polished footballer. Makes sure to close all the back windows and is not afraid to head for the hall door. Always looking to get on the ball.

RIGHT HALF-BACK: James Brogan (St Oliver Plunkett's/ER, pictured )

Accomplished artist. Excelled in the half-back line this season. A real leader of the pack.

CENTRE HALF-BACK: Ger Brennan (St Vincent's)

The Rolls Royce. Cool, calm and collected. Tackling, passing, vision, leadership. Mr Majestic. A wonder of the age.

LEFT HALF-BACK: Michael Concarr (St Vincent's)

Brings adventure to the role. Can turn defence into attack in the blink of an eye. Reads the game well. Highly-rated in many quarters.

MIDFIELD: Eamon Fennell (St Vincent's)

Powerful asset in the boiler-house. Can win the hard ball, up in the sky or on the floor. Strong. Purposeful. Intelligent football brain.

MIDFIELD: Craig Dunleavy (St Oliver Plunkett's/ER)

Pivotal presence in the team's memorable campaign. Knits it all together. Gets ball and gives ball. Neat footballer.

RIGHT HALF-FORWARD: Gavin Burke (St Vincent's)

Hard worker. Can drift into space and pop one over. Powerful athlete. Difficult player to contain.

CENTRE HALF-FORWARD: Diarmuid Connolly (St Vincent's)

Standing room only when the maestro goes out to play. In the form of his life. Makes every game brighter. Every little thing he does is magic.

LEFT HALF-FORWARD: Niall Scully (Templeogue Synge Street, pictured )

Class act. Can drift into space to score. Or open the curtains for a team-mate. Lovely, elegant style about him.

RIGHT CORNER-FORWARD: RuairĂ­ Trainor (St Vincent's)

Has run more miles than Red Rum. His speed and cutting edge troubles the best of defences. Picks the right option, time after time.

FULL-FORWARD: Kevin McManamon (St Jude's)

Brilliant at getting on the ball and going for gold. Blinding pace. And strong. Hard to knock off the ball. And knows how to rattle the cobwebs.

LEFT CORNER-FORWARD: Bernard Brogan (St Oliver Plunkett's/ER)

Such a confident, composed finisher. Always looking for that pocket of space in behind the garden gate. And no better man in one-on-one against the goalkeeper.

SUBSTITUTES

DAIRE WALSH (Ballyboden St Enda's): Everything you'd want in a goalkeeper. No fuss in the work. Keeps it simple.

RORY O'CONNOR (St Oliver Plunkett's/ER): Terrific defender. Doesn't give away the loose change. Very consistent over the years.

CONOR McKIERNAN (Templeogue Synge Street, pictured ): Brings such verve to his play. Fabulous attacking half-back. Quality footballer.

MARK SWEENEY (St Jude's): Kept hitting the high marks all season. Such an integral part of the club's run to the last four. Growing fan club.

DECLAN O'MAHONY (Ballyboden St Enda's): The essential midfielder. Keeps the train going. Been doing it for years.

CONOR WALSH (St Oliver Plunkett's/ER): Put it in for the team. Used possession wisely. Linked up the play well.

GARETH SMITH (St Oliver Plunkett's/ER): Nesty, one of the beacons of Dublin football. Another superb season. On the Navan Road, he walks on water.

2014 DUBLIN BUS/THE HERALD DUBS STARS FOOTBALL SELECTION


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