Friday 23 March 2018

Dubs legend not a fan of Aidan O'Shea's All Star selection - and says another Mayo star should be there instead Newsdesk Newsdesk

Three-time All Star Charlie Redmond strongly disagrees with Aidan O'Shea's selection on this year's team, saying that Kevin McLoughlin should have made the cut instead of his Mayo team-mate.

O'Shea picked up his third award after helping Mayo reach the All-Ireland final, where they were defeated by Dublin by one point for the second successive year. Most pundits agreed that O'Shea had one of his best seasons, but writing in the Sunday World today, former Dublin star Redmond offered an alternate viewpoint.

After first stating that Stephen Cluxton should have been picked in goal ahead of Mayo's David Clarke, Redmond then explained why he would have selected McLoughlin in the half forward line ahead of Aidan O'Shea.

"Here bias is not involved, just pure lack of football knowledge as it is Kevin McLoughlin who ought to have got the gong," Redmond wrote.

"McLoughlin was excellent all year. Aidan O'Shea, again, didn't deliver on All-Ireland final day. Yet again he failed to score on the showpiece occasion.

"And if Aidan has been given an All Star for playing well in the qualifiers, then there are 20 footballers around the country who played well at that stage of the championship but haven't got within an ass's roar of an All Star."

Read Charlie Redmond's full column in today's Sunday World.

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