« Last post by Syferus on October 24, 2014, 04:43:05 PM »
I saw no one on the losing QF teams deserving of an All-Star. If McKeever wasn't injured and continued his previous form in the Meath and Donegal games he would have had a shout but you'd be severely pushing logic to say any of them deserved All-Stars over who was picked, besides young Star of course.Andy Mallon and Stefan Campbell were more deserving candidates than McKeever from Armagh. Campbell wasn't nominated and Mallon can feel a little aggrieved. Dessie Mone unlucky to be edged out by McCarthy
Don't know where this love-in for Mallon has came from in Ulster (an old war-horse giving it a big push?) but his best moments were when we (Roscommon) literally forget he even existed and allowed him to score the easiest point an IC footballer has been gifted in many's a year and then Donegal doing a good impression of the same trick two weeks later. He was decent but if you think he deserved an All-Star above Higgins or Paul Murphy I don't know what to say.
No way Campbell was more deserving than those picked. McKeever was always Armagh's only real shout for an All-Star and his injury put those hopes in the grave.
Mone? C'mon now, stop this Ulster bias stuff - O'Mahony was more deserving than Mone was this year, he was the one that has a right to feel aggrieved. Star and McCarthy were the only question marks on this year's team and the players you mentioned weren't the ones that were left out in the cold because of those picks.