07 Dec 2021

Kildare's John Ball named on Electic Ireland Minor Team of the Year

Great achievement for Clane custodian as he recovers from broke leg

Ball named

John Ball, Kildare Minor goalkeeper 2018

Kildare minor football goalkeeper, John Ball of Clane, has been named 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 September 29.

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.

John Ball is currently recovering from a broken his leg playing for his club, Clane in the Minor Football Championship, just over a week ago.

We wish John all the best in his recovery and congratulate him on a great achievement in being named on the Electric Ireland Minor Team of the Year

The full team reads:

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).              

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