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Jason Sherlock beats Cork goalkeeper Kevin O’Dwyer to score the winning goal in the 1995 All-Ireland SFC semi-final. Despite his debut year heroics the Dubliner missed out on making the All-Star team. Photo: Sportsfile

Jason Sherlock beats Cork goalkeeper Kevin O’Dwyer to score the winning goal in the 1995 All-Ireland SFC semi-final. Despite his debut year heroics the Dubliner missed out on making the All-Star team. Photo: Sportsfile

Jason Sherlock beats Cork goalkeeper Kevin O’Dwyer to score the winning goal in the 1995 All-Ireland SFC semi-final. Despite his debut year heroics the Dubliner missed out on making the All-Star team. Photo: Sportsfile

All-Star totals are unequivocal. The stronger counties don't just win most awards, they dominate to such a degree that it would be easy to assume that every player on lower-ranked teams is no more than a hopeful plodder.

That's not true, of course. Division 4 counties have players who would be big stars in top teams, but since they rarely get a chance to showcase their talents at the business end of provincial or All-Ireland championships, they are largely ignored at All-Star selection time.


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