1. Mícheál Aodh Martin, Nemo Rangers: Leave aside the madness of the second half of the county final win over the Barrs, and Martin was the most consistent net-minder of the season. Clever and reliable.
4. Matthew Taylor, Avondhu: The ultimate all-action back, not only has Taylor been ripping it up for his division, he’s excelled for his club Mallow too. One of the best players outside the Cork set-up.
Maguire cleaned up in the air, while his direct approach opened up every rearguard he faced. A class act.
Connolly puts the ‘foot’ into football and can be thrilling to watch. He’s also damn effective, with 4-30 in seven games, 3-16 from play. And that’s without considering his Munster club exploits and 0-10 against Dr Croke’s in the provincial final.
His ultimate haul was 2-49, 1-21 play, and even with room for improvement, he’s a banker to feature for Cork in 2018.