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Dublin Dominate PwC Football All-Stars Nominations

Dublin Dominate PwC Football All-Stars Nominations

The GAA have today announced the nominations for the PwC Gaelic Football All Stars team.

Four-in-a-row winners Dublin have unsurprisingly had the most players nominated, with 12 names featuring on the 45-man list.

Beaten finalists Tyrone have seven players who feature on the list, as do Monaghan and Galway. Kildare and Donegal have three nominations each, while Kerry have two.  Armagh, Carlow, Fermanagh and Laois each sport a solitary nominee.

Dublin also dominate the Footballer of the Year nominations, with Brian Fenton, Ciarán Kilkenny and Jack McCaffrey all recognised for their performances this year.

Ciaran Kilkenny nominated for footballer of the year

The Young Footballer of the Year list is more diverse, with players from three counties featuring, with Dublin's Brian Howard, Kerry's David Clifford and Tyrone's Michael McKernan featured. Most expect Clifford to claim the award after his stellar debut season in senior football.

David Clifford nominated for young footballer of the year

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The winners will be announced at the Dublin Convention Centre on November 2nd, with the ceremony being broadcast live on RTÉ television. The full nominations list is below:

PwC Gaelic Football All-Stars Nominations

GOALKEEPERS

1. Stephen Cluxton (Dublin)

2. Graham Brody (Laois)

3. Rory Beggan (Monaghan

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DEFENDERS

1. Eoghan Bán Gallagher (Donegal)

2. Jonny Cooper (Dublin)

3. Jack McCaffrey (Dublin)

4. Eoin Murchan (Dublin)

5. James McCarthy (Dublin)

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6.  Che Cullen (Fermanagh

7. Sean Kelly (Galway)

8. Eoghan Kerin (Galway)

9.  Seán Andy Ó Ceallaigh (Galway)

10. Gavin White (Kerry)

11. Eoin Doyle (Kildare

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12. Karl O’Connell (Monaghan)

13. Drew Wylie (Monaghan)

14. Ryan Wylie (Monaghan

15. Padraig Hampsey (Tyrone)

16.  Michael McKernan (Tyrone)

17. Tiernan McCann (Tyrone

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18. Peter Harte (Tyrone)

MIDFIELDERS

1. Michael Murphy (Donegal)

2. Brian Fenton (Dublin)

3. Thomas Flynn (Galway)

4. Niall Kearns (Monaghan)

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5. Colm Cavanagh (Tyrone)

6. Mattie Donnelly (Tyrone)

FORWARDS

1. Rory Grugan (Armagh)

2. Paul Broderick (Carlow)

3. Ryan McHugh (Donegal)

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4. Niall Scully (Dublin)

5. Ciarán Kilkenny (Dublin)

6. Brian Howard (Dublin)

7. Paul Mannion (Dublin)

8. Dean Rock (Dublin)

9. Con O’Callaghan (Dublin)

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10. Shane Walsh (Galway)

11. Damien Comer (Galway)

12. Ian Burke (Galway)

13. David Clifford (Kerry)

14. Daniel Flynn (Kildare)

15.  Paul Cribben (Kildare)

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16. Conor McManus (Monaghan)

17. Ryan McAnespie (Monaghan)

18. Niall Sludden (Tyrone)

Footballer of the Year Nominees

1. Brian Fenton (Dublin)

2. Ciarán Kilkenny (Dublin)

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3. Jack McCaffrey (Dublin)

Young Footballer of the Year Nominees

1. Brian Howard (Dublin)

2. David Clifford (Kerry)

3. Michael McKernan (Tyrone)

SEE ALSO: A Comprehensive Review Of The Proposed Gaelic Football Rule Changes

Gary Connaughton

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