When the Premier League team of the season is published at the end of the season, it's looking increasingly likely that Everton's rampaging fullback Seamus Coleman will join the likes of Luis Suarez, Daniel Sturridge, Eden Hazard and Yaya Toure in the illustrious list.
Chelsea's Branislav Ivanovic will push the Irishman very close for a spot in the team but given Coleman's exploits this season, in both attack and defense, most observers would agree that Coleman is currently in pole position.
The Donegal man has collected 21 caps for Ireland since making his bow in 2011, was always an attacking threat at Goodison Park but the emergence of the Toffees under Roberto Martinez seems to have transformed the 25-year-old into a player equally confident in defense or attack. He has already scored seven goals this season, an outstanding statistic for a fullback who doesn't take set pieces and not only that, his goals are of the highest quality you could imagine.
Just yesterday he completely bamboozled Arsenal with two pieces of sublime skill during his side's 3-0 demolition of Arsene Wenger's men, demonstrating that not only does he have the skill to perform at the highest stage, he also has the confidence to be able to pull it off.
Nice to see that Seamus' GAA skills haven't abandoned him in England.
Our Seamie completely owns Arsenal's Santi Cazorla
Given that silly season is almost upon us, you can expect to hear Seamus Coleman's name a lot during the summer months. Coleman has been linked with transfers away from Goodison in the past and the increasing calibre of those names gives some indication of exactly how much his profile has been raised this season.
Manchester United and Arsenal are just two team who are thought to be taking a serious look at the player David Moyes plucked from Sligo Rovers for just €60,000 in 2008 and surely Moyes would be interested in bringing his former charge to his new stomping ground - but he'd have to open the chequebook significantly wider than he initially did all those years ago to recapture one of the most exciting talents in English football.
And thank jaysus he's Irish, too.