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People Can’t Quite Believe Stephen Cluxton Missed Out On An All-Star Award

Dublin , Ireland - 1 October 2016; Stephen Cluxton of Dublin following his side's victory in the GAA Football All-Ireland Senior Championship Final Replay match between Dublin and Mayo at Croke Park in Dublin. (Photo By Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile via Getty Images)

Dublin’s dominance of Gaelic football continued on Friday night after their players were awarded seven of a possible 15 All-Star awards. 

Although their players were heavily involved on the list, Dublin fans especially were dismayed by the fact that Stephen Cluxton was snubbed.

After another successful year with Dublin, it meant that the Dubs’ number one captained the capital to All-Ireland football success for the third successive year. Despite the general perception that Cluxton revolutionised the game for the greater good with his short, quick, and pin-point kick-outs, notably he has not received an All-Star award since 2013. 

However, it is important to note that both Cluxton and his opposition number one David Clarke were both nominated for the Footballer of the Year award too, so the decision was certainly a difficult one. 

Even though they were both deserving of a nomination, Clarke conceded eight goals in this year’s championship in comparison to Cluxton’s mere two, having conceded one of them goals during injury time to a dejected Kildare side. 

About Jason Redmond

A 21-year-old from Wexford, Jason is a final year English and History student at the University of Limerick.