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Ballon p’Or: The alternative Ballon D’or. 10 – 1

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.

For our 30 – 21 Click Here

For Our 20 – 11 Click Here

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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Ballon p’Or: The alternative Ballon D’or. 20 – 11

We’re making our own Ballon d’Or excluding players that were in the top 30 and 20 of the men’s and women’s list respectively. Plenty of LOI & WNL bias.

If you missed numbers 30 – 21 click here.

Now into the Top 20…

20. Andy Robertson (Scotland/Liverpool)

Came out of nowhere to be a key player for Liverpool.

19. Alan Mannus (Northern Ireland/Shamrock Rovers)

Huge part in winning Shamrock Rovers the Cup for the first time in 32 years.

18. David Parkhouse (Northern Ireland/Derry City)

Fantastic season for the young striker.

17. Jan Oblak (Slovenia/Atletico Madrid)

Best Goalkeeper who will not be at the Euros next summer. One of the best players to have never played at the finals of a major international tournament.

16. Eugenie Le Sommer (France/Lyon)

Key player for France at this years World Cup.

15. Cristiane (Brazil/Sao Paulo)

Scorer of the goal of the tournament at this years World Cup.

14. Michael Duffy (Ireland/Dundalk)

Superstar. Should play for the National team soon.

(Michael Duffy played for the Northern Irish underage sides but has since declared for the Republic of Ireland)

13. Kylie Murphy (Ireland/Wexford Youths)

Read this article from the42.ie. The interview explains it all.

12. Hugh Douglas (Ireland/Bray Wanderers [Now at Drogheda United])

Probably heading in a last minute winner as we speak. Ron’s devastated he’s gone from Bray, great addition to Drogs.

11. Chris Shields (Ireland/Dundalk)

Probably the best defensive midfielder in the League of Ireland. Chris’Golo KantShields.

Come back tomorrow for the top 10.

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