EirGrid has announced the top 20 players from this year’s sensational U20 Football Championship with the annual 20 U20 awards.

The EirGrid awards recognise the outstanding effort and dedication of these talented young players.

Having played a critical role in the Offaly attack throughout the competition, Jack Bryant has been named the 2021 EirGrid U20 Player of the Year.

Offaly Manager Declan Kelly has been named as the EirGrid Manager of the Year after a campaign which saw them become U20 All-Ireland champions for only the second time.

All-Ireland finalists Roscommon have four players included in this year’s list with Colin Walsh, Patrick Gavin, Daire Cregg and James Fitzpatrick all making the top 20, while Mayo Gael’s Ruairí Keane also gets the nod. EirGrid 20 U20

Tom Smyth (Down)

Charlie Smyth (Down)

Lee Pearson (Offaly)

John Furlong (Offaly)

Colin Walsh (Roscommon)

Paddy Gavin (Roscommon)

Diarmaid Phelan (Cork)

Ruairí Keane (Mayo)

Rory Dwyer (Dublin)

Cathal Flynn (Offaly)

Cathal Donoghue (Offaly)

Cormac Egan (Offaly)

Jack Bryant (Offaly)

Daire Cregg (Roscommon)

James Fitzpatrick (Roscommon)

Seán Jones (Monaghan)

Shealan Johnston (Down)

Jack Cahalane (Cork)

David Buckley (Cork)

Seán O'Connor (Tipperary)