Are These The Hottest Men in the GAA? 6 years ago

Are These The Hottest Men in the GAA?

To give the results of this survey a fair appraisal, you'll probably have to study it in depth and for a long, long time. 

The lads over at Paddy Power have taken it upon themselves to find the definitive answer to one of GAA's most pressing questions... which players are the most poc-ing gorgeous.


To eliminate any county-driven bias, they asked 1,000 American women to rate the players, and the results make for some surprising findings.

Usual suspects like Aidan O'Shea and Bernard Brogan weren't even in the running - and now we're rethinking everything we thought we knew. So, who is it that you should be looking out for on the big match days?

Topping the charts was a hurler from the capital. Meet Shane Durkin.

Shane Durkin 6/6/2015


Shane was followed in the rankings by Westmeath footballer Paddy Holloway.

Paddy Holloway 28/6/2015

Cork's Eoin Cadogan had to settle for the third spot.

Eoin Cadogan 12/4/2015



Galway's Fergal Moore and Kilkenny's Kieran Joyce rounded off the top five, with Armagh's Aidan Forker, Donegal's Paddy McBrearty, Kerry's Anthony Maher, Cork's Stephen Cronin and Galway's Danny Cummins all making the top ten.

Overall, the Galway footballers featured more players in the top 100 than any other team, followed by the Dublin footballers and the Sligo footballers. The Galway hurlers also made the top five, so if you're planning on a single ladies' night out it seems the west most certainly is best.

Galway team 1/8/2015


Top 25 Players
1. Shane Durkin – Dublin Hurling
2. Paddy Holloway – Westmeath Football
3. Eoin Cadogan – Cork Football
4. Fergal Moore – Galway Hurling
5. Kieran Joyce – Kilkenny Hurling
6. Aidan Forker – Armagh Football
7. Paddy McBrearty – Donegal Football
8. Anthony Maher – Kerry Football
9. Stephen Cronin – Cork Football
10. Danny Cummins – Galway Football
11. Fiontán Ó’Curraoin – Galway Football
12. Patrick O’Connor – Clare Hurling
13. Paddy McGrath – Donegal Football
14. Anton Sullivan – Offaly Football
15. Ken O’Halloran – Cork Football
16. Gary O’Donnell – Galway Football
17. Dean Ryan – Clare Football
18. Jamie Malone – Clare Football
19. Patrick Cronin – Cork Hurling
20. Patrick McBride – Antrim Football
21. Kevin McDonnell – Sligo Football
22. Connor Burke – Antrim Football
23. Coalan O’Boyle – Derry Football
24. Diarmuid Masterson – Longford Football
25. Shane Hickey – Clare Football