Dublin's Evan Comerford (Ballymun Kickhams) and Shane Carthy (Nh Mearnóg) have been selected on the Electric Ireland Higher Education GAA Rising Stars Football Team of the Year.
Evan put in some excellent goalkeeper displays for champions DCU, apart from accuracy from the kickout tee and shot-stopping he also organised a very strong DCU defence and was the team's long-ranger freetaker.
His DCU midfield teammate Shane was also a very deserving recipient following a series of influential displays with the accuracy of his left foot a great attacking weapon for the Glasnevin university.
David Garland was selected as the Electric Ireland Higher Education GAA Rising Stars Football Player of the Year. The DCU DÉ forward is also joined by five of his teammates on the Electric Ireland Higher Education GAA Rising Stars 2020 Football Team of the Year.
The Donaghmoyne (Monaghan) forward scored a total of 1-14 across all games, finishing off with four magnificent points from play and a man of the match performance as he led DCU DÉ to victory in this year’s final over IT Carlow.
ELECTRIC IRELAND HIGHER EDUCATION GAA RISING STARS 2020 FOOTBALL TEAM OF THE YEAR
1 Evan Comerford - DCU DÉ, Ballymun Kickhams, Dublin
2 Brendan McCole - DCU DÉ, Naomh Naille, Donegal
3 Mike Breen - UCD, Beaufort, Kerry
4 Niall Hughes - IT Carlow, Kilanerin - Ballyfad, Wexford
5 Ray Connellan - UCD, Athlone, Westmeath
6 Jordan Morrissey - DCU DÉ, Éire Óg, Carlow
7 Trevor Collins - IT Carlow, Graiguecullen, Laois
8 Shane Carthy - DCU DÉ, Naomh Mearnóg, Dublin
9 Michael Langan - LYIT, Naomh Mícheál, Donegal
10 Pádraig O’Toole - IT Carlow, Kiltegan, Wicklow
11 Mícheál Bannigan - DCU DÉ, Aughnamullen, Monaghan
12 Peadar Morgan - LYIT, Naomh Naille, Donegal
13 David Garland - DCU DÉ, Donaghmoyne Fotenoys, Monaghan
14 Gavin O’Brien - CIT, Kerins O’Rahillys, Kerry
15 Cian Farrell - IT Carlow, Edenderry, Offaly
Electric Ireland, Executive Director, Marguerite Sayers said: "As announced earlier this week, in the interest of safety and wellbeing, and like many planned events, the Electric Ireland GAA Higher Education Rising Stars Awards ceremony has been cancelled due to the on-going Covid-19 pandemic. Despite this, Electric Ireland believe that the standout performances from this year’s Electric Ireland Higher Education Football season should still be celebrated and I would like to congratulate all 15 members of the Electric Ireland Rising Star Football Team of the Year 2020 on their remarkably high standard of play during the season.”
Uachtarán CLG, John Horan said: "Congratulations to the Electric Ireland GAA Higher Education Rising Stars Football Team of the Year 2020 who played such a prominent role in this year’s Higher Education Football season. I would especially like to congratulate David Garland and Shane Kingston who have been named Football Player of the Year and Hurling Player of the Year respectively. It is a tremendous honour to be recognised for your achievements on the pitch and many of these men are the rising stars of our great games.”