Dunshaughlin's dynamic duo Matthew Costello and Luke Mitchell made impressions during the 2018 Electric Ireland GAA Minor Football Championship and both have been selected on the Electric Ireland Minor Football Team of the Year.
The Football Team of the Year will be awarded at the second annual Electric Ireland GAA Minor Star Awards, set to take place at Croke Park on Saturday 29th September.
In line with Electric Ireland’s ‘This is Major’ campaign, the Minor Star Awards create a major moment for Minor players, showcasing the outstanding achievements of individual performers throughout the Championship season. The awards recognise the effort of not only the Minor players, but those who support them day in and day out, from their coaches to their parents, teachers and clubs - all who have played a significant role in getting them to where they are today.
The 2018 Football Team of the Year was carefully selected by Electric Ireland panellists, including All-Star winning former Cork footballer, Daniel Goulding and All-Star winning former Tyrone captain, Sean Cavanagh.
Throughout the Championship, Electric Ireland hosted a ‘Player of the Week’ initiative on Facebook where nominated players joined a shortlist of names, along with Man of the Match winners, from which the judges made their selections for Team of the Year. The panel will also choose an overall Football Player of the Year, which will be announced at the Minor Star Awards.
Electric Ireland GAA Minor Star Football Team of the Year
John Ball – Kildare, (Clane)
Ronan Grimes – Monaghan, (Killanny)
Owen Fitzgerald – Kerry, (Gneeveguilla)
Tiarnan Woods – Derry, (Drumsurn)
Colm Moriarty – Kerry, (Annascaul)
Tony Gill – Galway, (Corofin)
Mark Lavin – Dublin, (Lucan Sarsfields)
Darragh Rahilly – Kerry, (Rathmore)
Conor Raftery – Galway, (Northern Gaels)
Paul Walsh – Kerry, (Brosna)
Matthew Costello – Meath, (Dunshaughlin)
Aaron Mulligan – Monaghan, (Latton)
Luke Mitchell – Meath, (Dunshaughlin)
Eoin Darcy – Wicklow, (Tinahely)
Matthew Cooley – Galway, (Corofin)