All-Star nominations: Inniskeen, Ballybay and Scotstown on the shortlist

SCOTSTOWN and Ballybay are well used to making it to the county final and they have earned a nomination yet in the Monaghan Men’s Gaelic Life All-Star category, but Inniskeen have also been recognised for their fantastic run.

The versatile Scotstown man is not a stranger to the Gaelic Life All-Stars and in 2020 he produced yet another brilliant campaign as the side claimed the county title for the sixth time in eight years. He brought physicality and pace and continually put the opposition on the back foot. Produces the goods so often, and that should never be taken for granted.

Few Inniskeen fans will forget Woods’s performance as the Grattan’s lost out to Ballybay in a thrilling semi-final. Manager Oisin McConville had spoken in Gaelic Life before about the player’s potential and he excelled in the championship. Despite his young age, there were shades of Michael Murphy in his play as he overpowered the opposition.

McGuinness was sharp as a tack as Ballybay powered through the group stages and he showed an eye for goal too. That was evident again in the semi-final classic with Inniskeen as he produced a wonderful flick up and finish to finally kill off the opposition. Finished the championship with 3-12 to his name, 3-10 of that coming from play.

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