Westmeath lead the way in the GAA/GPA 2021 Joe McDonagh Cup Team of the Year with seven players honoured.
The champions are represented on every out-field line of the team after winning all three matches in an impressive campaign that climaxed with a supreme performance in the Final against Kerry.
The Kingdom have three representatives on the team, Down have two, and Meath, Carlow, and Kildare have one each.
Westmeath’s Tommy Doyle is the 2021 GAA/GPA Joe McDonagh Cup Hurler of the Year after fine campaign that saw the Lough Lene Gaels club-man produce a series of storming displays at centre-back for the Lake County.
The selection process for the GAA/GPA 2021 Joe McDonagh Cup Team of the Year included player and coach feedback and was finalised by an independent selection committee of journalists and referees.
Uachtarán CLG Larry McCarthy congratulated the winners and said: “This is a proud moment for the group of players who on the back of their exceptional displays for their counties have been chosen to take a place on a high-calibre Joe McDonagh team of the year. It was a keenly contested championship which brought the very best out of these skillful and inspirational players.
“I am certain it is a success also shared by your families and club mates and thank you for the commitment to the pursuit of excellence. I particularly want to congratulate Tommy Doyle, who has been chosen as Player of the Year and is a player who has given such sterling service to the Lake County and Lough Lene Gaels for so many years.”
GPA CEO, Tom Parsons, added: “While our games are all about being part of a team, individual recognition like this is a huge honour and I want to congratulate the 15 players who have been selected for the Joe McDonagh Cup Team of the Year.
“You were the best fifteen players in a season that saw many outstanding performances and you should take great pride from that. A special word of congratulations too to Westmeath’s Tommy Doyle on his selection as the Joe McDonagh Player of the Year.”
GAA/GPA 2021 Joe McDonagh Cup Team of the Year
2021 Joe McDonagh Player of the Year: Tommy Doyle (Westmeath)