Dublin And Mayo Dominate The GAA/GPA Football All-Star Nominations

Dublin And Mayo Dominate The GAA/GPA Football All-Star Nominations

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All-Ireland finalists Dublin and Mayo combine for twenty-two nominations in the GAA/GPA All-Star awards, that's just under 50% of the total number of players named.

Ulster champions, Monaghan, are next on the list with six and then Kerry who have five. One of the other nominations of note is London's Lorcan Mulvey.

Goalkeepers: Stephen Cluxton (Dublin) Robert Hennelly (Mayo) Rory Beggan (Monaghan)

Full backs: Rory O’Carroll (Dublin) Ger Cafferkey (Mayo) Keith Higgins (Mayo) Colin Walshe (Monaghan)
Killian Clarke (Cavan) Chris Barrett (Mayo) Drew Wylie (Monaghan) Cathal McCarron (Tyrone) Marc Ó Sé (Kerry)

Half backs: Conor Gormley (Tyrone) Colm Boyle (Mayo) Lee Keegan (Mayo) Cian O’Sullivan (Dublin)
Donal Vaughan (Mayo) James McCarthy (Dublin) Jack McCaffrey (Dublin) Dessie Mone (Monaghan) James Loughrey (Cork)

Midfielders: Michael Darragh Macauley (Dublin) Aidan O’Shea (Mayo) Séamus O’Shea (Mayo) Darren Hughes (Monaghan) Paul Conroy (Galway) Anthony Maher (Kerry)

Half forwards: Seán Cavanagh (Tyrone) Colm Cooper (Kerry) Cian Mackey (Cavan) Paul Flynn (Dublin) Diarmuid Connolly (Dublin) Donnacha Walsh (Kerry) Ciarán Kilkenny (Dublin) Matthew Donnelly (Tyrone) Lorcan Mulvey (London)

Full forwards Bernard Brogan (Dublin) James O’Donoghue (Kerry) Martin Dunne (Cavan) Paul Mannion (Dublin) Conor McManus (Monaghan) Cillian O’Connor (Mayo) Paddy Andrews (Dublin) Colm McFadden (Donegal)
Michael Newman (Meath)

Dublin and Mayo also dominate the the Footballer of the Year nominations with Stephen Cluxton, Michael Darragh Macauley and Lee Keegan up for the award.

The Young Footballer of the Year nominations are also all about Dublin and Mayo. Jack McCaffrey, Paul Mannion and Cillian O'Connor are those who made the cut.

The winners will be named on November 8th.

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