Dublin and Kerry stars make-up large chunk of PWC All-Stars nominations

Dublin and Kerry stars make-up large chunk of PWC All-Stars nominations

All-Ireland champions Dublin have received 10 nominations in this year's PwC GAA/GPA All-Stars. Dublin took the Sam Maguire crown from Kerry in this year's Croke Park showpiece in July.

Runners-up Kerry has nine players nominated for awards, while Derry has eight. Monaghan has three, and Galway, Tyrone, Mayo, Armagh, and Roscommon have two each, while Westmeath, Kildare, and Cork each have one nomination.

Dublin midfielder Brian Fenton has also been selected as one of the three nominees for the footballer of the year award. David Clifford is again shortlisted, and Brendan Rogers from Derry also gets the nod.

The candidates for PwC GAA/GPA Young Footballer of the Year are Derry duo Ethan Doherty and Eoin McEvoy and Roscommon’s Conor Carroll.

Congratulating the winners, Uachtarán CLG Larry McCarthy said: “Our expanded football championship format gave us more high-profile games than ever before, and I am delighted to see this reflected in the strong representation in this year’s PwC All-Star."

The PwC All-Star teams will be presented with their awards at a gala black-tie event, which will be staged in Dublin’s RDS and shown live on RTÉ TV on Friday, November 17. The football winners and the overall Players of the Year will be announced live on the night.

Goalkeepers: Stephen Cluxton (Dublin); Shane Ryan (Kerry); Rory Beggan (Monaghan).

Defenders: Mick Fitzsimons, Lee Gannon, Brian Howard (all Dublin); Jason Foley, Tadhg Morley, Tom O'Sullivan, Gavin White (all Kerry); Conor McCluskey, Eoghan McEvoy, Gareth McKinless (both Derry); Conor McCarthy, Karl O’Connell (both Monaghan); Aidan Forker (Armagh); Rory Maguire (Cork); Brendan McCole (Donegal); Seán Kelly (Galway); Brian Stack (Roscommon); Pádraig Hampsey (Tyrone).

Midfielders: Brian Fenton; James McCarthy (both Dublin); Diarmuid O’Connor (Kerry); Conor Glass, Brendan Rogers (both Derry); Diarmuid O’Connor (Mayo).

Forwards: Colm Basquel, Cormac Costello, Paul Mannion, Con O’Callaghan (all Dublin); David Clifford, Paudie Clifford, Seán O’Shea (all Kerry); Paul Cassidy, Shane McGuigan (both Derry); Andrew Murnin (Armagh); Oisín Gallen (Donegal); Damien Comer (Galway); Ben McCormack (Kildare); Jordan Flynn (Mayo); Conor McManus (Monaghan); Enda Smith (Roscommon); Darragh Canavan (Tyrone); Ronan O’Toole (Westmeath).

Footballer of the year: Brian Fenton (Dublin); David Clifford (Kerry); Brendan Rogers (Derry).

Young footballer of the year: Ethan Doherty, Eoghan McEvoy (both Derry); Conor Carroll (Roscommon).