The Electric Ireland HE GAA Rising Stars team for 2018 has been announced.
Carlow’s Marty Kavanagh and Kilkenny’s John Donnelly have been included in the 15 for this year. Also making the list representing IT Carlow is Waterford hurler Colin Dunford.
The awards acknowledge outstanding performances in the battle for the third level football and hurling championships and come at the end of what was another epic season of third level GAA action, according to GAA.ie.
Fitzgibbon Cup champions UL take seven spots on a team that also includes Tipperary’s Jason Forde and John McGrath and Dublin’s Eoghan O’Donnell.
“Over the last number of years it has become a real statement of intent from young players involved at third level football and hurling championships that the form they show here is a sign of things to come at inter-county level”, said Uachtarán CLG John Horan at the event.
“Indeed, many of those chosen here have already embarked on senior inter-county careers and are making headlines. I’ve no doubt more of these names will follow them in the years to come”
“We are delighted that our third-level institutions, which are rated so highly all over the world for the calibre of young people they help to mould, are so committed to the promotion and playing of our Games and we appreciate that support.”
Rising Stars Team for 2018
- David McCarthy (UL)
- Conor Cleary (UL)
- Eoghan O’Donnell (DCU DE)
- Seán Finn (UL)
- Gearóid Hegarty (UL)
- Brian Hogan (Maynooth University)
- David Fitzgerald (UL)
- Colin Dunford (Carlow IT)
- Joe O’Connor (DCU DE)
- John Donnelly (DCU DE)
- Martin Kavanagh (Carlow IT)
- Donal Burke (DCU DE)
- Niall O’Brien (DIT)
- Jason Forde (UL)
- John McGrath (UL)