Goulding snub a "disgrace", says Tompkins
15 October 2010
Cork's Daniel Goulding
Cork legend Larry Tompkins has expressed disbelief at Daniel Goulding's omission from the All-Stars football team.
The Eire Og clubman was overlooked for a place in the full forward line, despite producing a man of the match performance in the All-Ireland final when he scored nine points.
"It's an incredible decision. Just what are the guys who pick these All-Stars at?" Tompkins asked.
"I saw all of Cork's games this year and he was hugely conspicuous in all of them. It's disgraceful. Would Cork have beaten Limerick in the qualifiers without Goulding? Then he wins man of the match in the final - they are just two games.
"The people who omitted him should look at themselves and ask: 'how did we not include him?'"
The Kildare native is seething at the fact that no Cork forward made the selection.
"That his beyond belief," he added.
"I would have had Donncha O'Connor on the team and Paddy Kelly had to be in contention. But it's Daniel I feel sorry for. Leaving him out is one of the biggest mistakes ever made in the All-Stars set-up.
"A team that won the League and All-Ireland getting only four representatives is crazy, but the way the All-Stars are selected, I'm not surprised."