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Who do you think should be the Leinster footballer and hurler of the year?

The winners will be announced by the Leinster Council early next month.

Brian Fenton and Dean Rock Dublin footballers Brian Fenton and Dean Rock Source: Donall Farmer/INPHO

THE SHORTLISTS HAVE been announced for this year’s leading players in the Leinster senior football and hurling championships.

The new accolade will see the winners awarded a specially commissioned Pearse Medal, which acknowledges the link between the 1916 leader and the Leinster Council of the GAA.

In football, champions Dublin supply four of the five shortlisted players with All-Star winners Diarmuid Connolly, Jonny Cooper, Brian Fenton and Dean Rock all in the frame along with Westmeath’s James Dolan.

James Dolan Westmeath's James Dolan Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

In hurling, champions Kilkenny have three players in contention in Cillian Buckley, Jonjo Farrell and Paul Murphy. Galway’s David Burke and Westmeath’s Niall O’Brien complete the list.

The overall winners will be announced by the Leinster Council early next month but who do you should be awarded?


  • Diarmuid Connolly (Dublin)
  • Jonny Cooper (Dublin)
  • James Dolan (Westmeath)
  • Brian Fenton (Dublin)
  • Dean Rock (Dublin)

David Burke scores a point Galway's David Burke Source: Tom Beary/INPHO


  • Cillian Buckley (Kilkenny)
  • David Burke (Galway)
  • Jonjo Farrell (Kilkenny)
  • Paul Murphy (Kilkenny)
  • Niall O’Brien (Westmeath)

Cillian Buckley Kilkenny hurler Cillian Buckley Source: James Crombie/INPHO

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