Galvin makes GPA Team of the season

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Limerick’s John Galvin has been selected on the GPA Team of the season for 2010. The Croom midfielder who missed out on an All Star this season partners Louth’s Paddy Keenan in the centre of the awards side. The team includes players from seven counties with All-Ireland finalists Cork and Down making up the majority of the 15 players named.

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Sligo, Dublin, Kildare, Louth and Limerick make up the balance. Commenting on the announcement, chairman of the Football Selection Committee, Martin McHugh, said: ‘The Opel GPA Awards stand alone in that the ultimate selection of the team is made by the players.’As a selection committee we put forward who we believed were the three most deserving nominees for each position and now the players have made their choice.’It is a great achievement for any footballer to be honoured by his fellow players and I congratulate the 2010 winners.’ Dessie Farrell, chief executive of the GPA said: ‘There is no doubt that 2010 was a year of change in the football championship and I think the competitive nature of the season is reflected by the fact that seven counties are represented on the Team of the Year. ‘I’d like to congratulate the 15 winners and all the nominees and thank all the players who voted.

2010 Opel Gaelic Team of the Year for Football:

1 Brendan McVeigh (Down)
2 Charlie Harrison (Sligo)
3 Michael Shields (Cork)
4 Philly McMahon (Dublin)
5 Kevin McKernan (Down)
6 Emmet Bolton (Kildare)
7 Paudie Kissane (Cork)
8 Paddy Keenan ( Louth)
9 John Galvin (Limerick)
10 Daniel Hughes (Down)
11 Martin Clarke (Down)
12 John Doyle (Kildare)
13 Daniel Goulding (Cork)
14 Benny Coulter (Down)
15 Bernard Brogan (Dublin)