We’re into the Top 10 of our alternative Ballon d’Or list, the Ballon p’Or. There was a lot of arguing, mostly Ron shouting at Rodg that he is the big cheese. Here’s our top ten players for 2019.
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10. Megan Smyth-Lynch (Ireland/Peamount United)
Our Women’s National League Player of the Season. Prolific in front of goal but more importantly the most prolific current Irish player in terms of appearances on our show.
Listen back to when she joined us on the show at the 20 minute mark of this episode:
9. Gary Rogers (Ireland/Dundalk)
After this seasons exploits he’s now made the most appearances of any League of Ireland player in European games.
8. N’Golo Kante (France/Chelsea)
Should be in the top 10 every year and in every team of the decade for the 10’s. Covers every blade of grass.
7. Jack Byrne (Ireland/Shamrock Rovers)
A revelation at Shamrock Rovers and Ireland’s new creative dynamo in midfield.
6. Robbie Benson (Ireland/Dundalk [Now at St. Patrick’s Athletic])
Great addition to St. Pat’s and by all accounts a very nice man.
5. Matt Doherty (Ireland/Wolves)
Best fullback in the Premier League.
4. Amber Barrett (Ireland/1.FC Köln)
Joined a pro team this year, key player for Ireland going forward.
3. Josh Cullen (Ireland/West Ham [on loan at Charlton Athletic])
Put in the ball that lead to Charlton Athletic’s winning goal in the League 1 Play-Off final, Ron was always putting him on the list.
2. Rianna Jarrett (Ireland/Wexford Youths)
Has scored roughly 6 million goals this year, probably scored a few more while you were reading this.
1. Shane Duffy (Ireland/Brighton & Hove Albion)
The Greatest brick wall of all time.
Let us know about your unsung football heroes of the year.
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