And the winners are ... GAA and GPA announce nominees
THE GAA and GPA have announced the nominees for their 2011 GAA GPA All-Star Players and Young Players of the Year Awards.
Kilkenny's Michael Fennelly and Tommy Walsh and Pádraic Maher of Tipperary are up for the Hurler of the Year award, while Dublin's Alan Brogan and Stephen Cluxton along with Kerry's Darran O'Sullivan make up the shortlist for Footballer of the Year.
The overall winners will be announced at the All-Star banquet at Convention Centre Dublin on Friday 21 October.
The All-Star football and hurling teams will be presented with their awards on the evening and the Player of the Year and Young Player of the Year Awards in both football and hurling will also be announced on the night.
All-Star Footballer of the Year sponsored by Opel
1 Alan Brogan (Dublin)
2 Darran O'Sullivan (Kerry)
3 Stephen Cluxton (Dublin)
All-Star Young Footballer of the Year sponsored by Opel
1 Cillian O'Connor (Mayo)
2 James McCarthy (Dublin)
3 Mark McHugh (Donegal)
All-Star Hurler of the Year sponsored by Opel
1 Michael Fennelly (Kilkenny)
2 Pádraic Maher (Tipperary)
3 Tommy Walsh (Kilkenny)
All-Star Young Hurler of the Year sponsored by Opel
1 Liam Rushe (Dublin)
2 Declan Hannon (Limerick)
3 Pauric Mahony (Waterford)
Christy Ring Cup Player of the Year sponsored by Opel
1 Shane Nolan (Kerry)
2 Eamon Kearns (Wicklow)
Nicky Rackard Cup Player of the Year sponsored by Opel
1 Martin Finn (London)
2 David Dunne (Louth)
Lory Meagher Cup Player of the Year sponsored by Opel
1 Niall Campbell (Donegal)
2 Damian Maguire (Tyrone)