Corofin’s historic three in a row success has resulted in them sweeping up seven places on the AIB GAA Club Players’ Awards football team.
With a presence on every line of the field, the Galway and Connacht kingpins have now won 20 of these awards since it was first staged in 2018 and defender Liam Silke and sharp-shooter Martin Farragher have been honoured in each of the three years.
It is that sort of consistency which enabled Corofin to see off Kilcoo in an extra time thriller last January and become the first team ever to win a hat-trick of AIB GAA senior club football championship crowns.
As a result, they dominate a selection that draws on players from five clubs from across the provinces after a hugely entertaining campaign.
The awards will be presented at a special banquet at Croke Park this Friday night.
In addition to the football and hurling teams being honoured, there will also be awards announced live on the night for the overall AIB GAA Club Footballer and Hurler of the Year.
The nominees for the footballer of the year are Kilcoo’s Darryl Branagan and Corofin duo Liam Silke and Ronan Steede.
AIB GAA CLUB PLAYERS’ AWARDS – FOOTBALL 2020
- Bernard Power (Corofin) * Previous winner in 2019
- Aaron Branagan (Kilcoo)
- Kieran Fitzgerald (Corofin) *Previous winner in 2018
- Liam Silke (Corofin) *Previous winner in 2018 & 2019
- Kevin O’Donovan (Nemo Rangers)
- Robbie McDaid (Ballyboden St. Endas)
- Darryl Branagan (Kilcoo)
- Daithí Burke (Corofin) *Previous winner in 2019
- Ronan Steede (Corofin)
- Gary Sice (Corofin) *Previous winner in 2019
- Paul Devlin (Kilcoo)
- Seán Gannon (Éire Óg)
- Colm Basquel (Ballyboden St. Endas)
- Martin Farragher (Corofin) *Previous winner in 2018 & 2019
- Conor Laverty (Kilcoo)
AIB GAA CLUB FOOTBALLER OF THE YEAR NOMINEES
Darryl Branagan (Kilcoo), Liam Silke (Corofin), Ronan Steede (Corofin)