Dublin Ladies Dominate The 2017 All-Star Nominations List

Dublin Ladies Dominate The 2017 All-Star Nominations List

Dublin lead the nominations for the Ladies Football All-Star team with 12 of the All-Ireland winners getting the nod.

45 players from 13 counties were nominated with National League winners Cork having nine players nominated, with All-Ireland runners-up Mayo having six players on the 45-person shortlist.

Three players have been nominated in each position, with three players from the Intermediate Championship also making the grade.

Seven players who made the 2016 team are also among the nominees. Mayo full-forward Cora Staunton could win a record-equaling 11th All-Star if she is named in the team.

Here are the 45 nominees for the 2017 TG4 All-Star team.


Goalkeepers – Martina O’Brien (Cork), Ciara Trant (Dublin), Noelle Gormley (Sligo).

Right corner back – Emma Spillane (Cork), Martha Byrne (Dublin), Megan Dunford (Waterford).

Full back – Sinéad Finnegan (Dublin), Aislinn Desmond (Kerry), Sarah Tierney (Mayo).

Left corner back – Róisín Phelan (Cork), Rachel Ruddy (Dublin), Martha Carter (Mayo).

Right half back – Melissa Duggan (Cork), Caroline Kelly (Kerry), Neamh Woods (Tyrone).

Centre half back – Ciara Hegarty (Donegal), Niamh Collins (Dublin), Sharon Courtney (Monaghan).

Left half back – Shauna Kelly (Cork), Leah Caffrey (Dublin), Sinéad Burke (Galway).

Midfield – Caroline O’Hanlon (Armagh), Karen Guthrie (Donegal), Aileen Gilroy (Mayo), Lauren Magee (Dublin), Lorraine Scanlon (Kerry), Fiona McHale (Mayo).

Right half forward – Aimee Mackin (Armagh), Ciara O’Sullivan (Cork), Carla Rowe (Dublin).

Centre half forward – Aisling Doonan (Cavan), Doireann O’Sullivan (Cork), Niamh Hegarty (Donegal).

Left half forward – Nicole Owens (Dublin), Aishling Moloney (Tipperary), Katie Murray (Waterford).

Right corner forward – Eimear Scally (Cork), Sinéad Aherne (Dublin), Sarah Rowe (Mayo).

Full forward – Niamh McEvoy (Dublin), Geraldine McLaughlin (Donegal), Cora Staunton (Mayo).

Left corner forward – Orla Finn (Cork), Yvonne McMonagle (Donegal), Noelle Healy (Dublin).

The team will be announced on November 25th in the Citywest Hotel. Also on the night the Junior, Intermediate and Senior Players’ Player of the Year winners will be announced.

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