It’s already on record on the site that there’s going to be some dissent to this decision but I think it has to go to Mitch Darling, based on the matches I have seen this season. A couple of others came close, especially from Pembroke. Justin Sherriff was untouchable in some games this season, scoring some absolute screamers. Alan Sothern banged in a rake load of goals while, for me, Tim Lewis was the club’s best player, developing into one of Ireland’s best players this season.
But Darling seemed to be central at all the key moments of the season, starring for Leinster, banging in five semi-final goals and ending the season with five strikes in seven internationals.