GAA – The fifteen players who have made their mark in 2017

Updated: March 4, 2017

With just three rounds played in the league, it’s early days but here are the 15 players who’ve caught our eye so far in the spring:

  1. CRAIG LYNCH (Louth) – Hasn’t conceded a goal so far.  The quick-thinking keeper always seems to find his team mates.

  2. MARK SHIELDS (Armagh) – As well as fulfilling his defensive roles, Shields also came forward for a crucial goal against Sligo.

  3. PHILLY McMAHON (Dublin) – Dublin’s side are getting smarter he claims but between the corner and central positions, McMahon is playing his part.

  4. RYAN WYLIE (Monaghan) – Monaghan’s unbeaten league start is down to several players with last year’s Ulster under21 winner excelling.

  5. JAMES McCARTHY (Dublin) – The stylish wing-back has recovered from his black card in last year’s All-Ireland final and was instrumental against Cavan.

  6. GARETH BRADSHAW (Galway) – Man of the match against Clare as the Tribesmen went top, Bradshaw scored 1-2 but has looked comfortable at centre back.

  7. JACK McCAFFREY (Dublin) – Wasn’t named originally against Cavan, the former footballer of the year has returned to his consistent displays in the Dublin defence.

  8. PAUL CONROY (Galway) – The driving force in Galway’s promotion push, Conroy has contributed key scores.

  9. KEVIN FEELEY (Kildare) – Kildare’s conductor in the middle, Feely excelled against Meath and Cork in their bright start.

  10. KEVIN O’GRADY (Wexford) – Wexford are riding high on three wins and O’Grady’s 1-2 ensured them a top-of-the-table win against Waterford.

  11. MICHAEL DALY (Galway) – Impressive in the wins against Fermanagh and Clare, he has kicked crucial points to ensure Galway two vital wins.

  12. STEFAN CAMPBELL (Armagh) – Another top performer in Armagh’s campaign, Campbell got the third goal in last week’s win over Longford.

  13. NEIL FLYNN (Kildare) – Their main scorer, a goal against Meath and five points verses Cork gave the Lilywhites their strong start.

  14. DAMIEN COMER (Galway) – Missed the Clare game through injury, he made his mark in the first two outings including 1-2 against Fermanagh.

  15. BEN McCORMACK (Kildare) – What a debut season!  A goal in the opening minutes against Meath, he added 1-2 when the Lilywhites faced Cork.

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