Top of the pops
THE Fab Fourteen. No fewer than 14 clubs are represented in this year's Dublin Bus/Herald Dubs Stars Football nominations.
The new champions, St Vincent's, and the championship runners-up, Ballymun Kickhams, jointly top the poll.
The beaten semi-finalists also feature prominently, Ballyboden St Enda's and St Jude's.
The wide spread is an indication of the overall quality in Dublin football. This season's senior championship provided much drama.
Perhaps the biggest shock of all was Division 2 side, Ballinteer St John's, knocking out one of the heavyweights, St Oliver Plunkett's/ER.
"I think the return to the knock-out format made this year's championship much more exciting," remarked Dublin county board chief, Andy Kettle.
The Dublin Bus/The Herald Dubs Stars hurling nominations will be revealed next week. The football team will be announced on Tuesday, November 26, with the hurling team being released on the following Tuesday, December 3.
The annual Dubs Stars hurling and football games will be hosted by Round Tower, Clondalkin, where, no doubt All-Ireland winning boss, Jim Gavin, will get a royal welcome home.