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FOTY 2018 - Brian Fenton

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Congratulations to the young man, richly deserved and hard luck to CK and JMcC

Brian Fenton's rise to greatness has been extraordinary

Showed up in 2015 as a young fella with a composure and assuredness way beyond his years.

Never lost a Championship game since

Played a pivotal part in 15,16,17,18

Won 4 in a row across his first 4 years

"Best midfielder in the country"

Now POTY to cap off his meteoric rise to greatness...

jimbodub (Dublin) - Posts: 18660 - 02/11/2018 20:51:57    2149325

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Replying To jimbodub:  "Congratulations to the young man, richly deserved and hard luck to CK and JMcC

Brian Fenton's rise to greatness has been extraordinary

Showed up in 2015 as a young fella with a composure and assuredness way beyond his years.

Never lost a Championship game since

Played a pivotal part in 15,16,17,18

Won 4 in a row across his first 4 years

"Best midfielder in the country"

Now POTY to cap off his meteoric rise to greatness..."
Ah stop Jim....he only reached these levels because of money!! Never got up at 5 to milk a cow! Or did a 100km round trip to train. So is not a footballer he is just a gym monkey!

witnof (Dublin) - Posts: 1375 - 02/11/2018 21:08:36    2149327

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Great player...saw him run the show in a league game in Castlebar a few years ago as a young lad. Midfield is such a commanding position and to be able to integrate in without a hitch is amazing.

He has never lost a championship game...I do hope he looses one soon tho ;)

yew_tree (Mayo) - Posts: 9360 - 02/11/2018 21:41:37    2149329

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Congratulations to him, a great player and a great ambassador for the game and seems to get better with each passing year.

GeniusGerry (Kerry) - Posts: 858 - 02/11/2018 21:47:03    2149331

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Steady on there Jimbo, he is a talented young player who has had a great year in a great team, nothing more nothing less.

MuckrossHead (Donegal) - Posts: 4735 - 02/11/2018 21:48:36    2149332

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Take it easy jimbo, you forgot to mention the highest scoring midfielder in a championship season :D
Congrats to him he's top drawer. And to young Clifford, nice boost to get so young, toss of a coin with him and Howard, but we're not greedy.

realdub (Dublin) - Posts: 7041 - 02/11/2018 23:17:28    2149345

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Well done Brian.
A good player in a GREAT team.

tribesman125 (Galway) - Posts: 82 - 03/11/2018 04:10:38    2149355

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On top of it all Fenton set a new record for the most a midfielder has ever scored from play in a championship campaign, 1-13.

jimbodub (Dublin) - Posts: 18660 - 03/11/2018 09:42:44    2149367

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I think this was the most obvious choice for player of the year in a long time, a truly great midfielder.

Barrowsider (Carlow) - Posts: 1159 - 03/11/2018 10:05:16    2149368

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Replying To MuckrossHead:  "Steady on there Jimbo, he is a talented young player who has had a great year in a great team, nothing more nothing less."
Give over you're looking at the greatest midfielder to ever do it.

clondalkindub (Dublin) - Posts: 9290 - 03/11/2018 11:05:58    2149382

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Well deserved, an important cog in the Dublin machine.

neverright (Roscommon) - Posts: 1376 - 03/11/2018 15:56:52    2149407

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Congrats to a deserving winner of the award. It makes up for him not winning it 2 years ago. I thought he would walk it then.

But the best player I saw play this year was David Clifford bar none. He was amazing even considering Kerry had a poor year. Not sure this award means a hell of a lot to players, nor the all stars either.

Donegalman (None) - Posts: 3385 - 03/11/2018 16:03:44    2149408

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Replying To MuckrossHead:  "Steady on there Jimbo, he is a talented young player who has had a great year in a great team, nothing more nothing less."
I think that's what Jimbo said? Was very important for Dublin in all 4 wins too, what's wrong with saying that? He certainly was.

Dubsfan28 (Dublin) - Posts: 1951 - 04/11/2018 08:43:33    2149475

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Well deserved, I think he is the best player I've ever seen wearing a Dublin geansai and an intelligent humble lad too.

CaogaCuig (Dublin) - Posts: 40 - 06/11/2018 23:58:55    2149988

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