Masterson leads off Dubs' famous five

THE OZO Dub All-Stars selection features five Dublin players who won O'Neill's/TG4 All-Star awards this season.

They include Denise Masterson, who captained the Jackies to their first All-Ireland senior title last September.

She is joined by Siobhan McGrath, Gemma Fay, Amy McGuinness and Sinead Aherne.

Top goalkeeper, Cliodhna O'Connor, is also named.

Many are still mystified as to why she wasn't rewarded with her third All-Star accolade.

Sinead Aherne collected her second. She had the season of her life. Her performance in the All-Ireland final would have Simon Cowell searching deep in his dictionary.


On the night the Jackies were feted at Na Fianna, Dublin legend Jimmy Keaveney went out of his way to praise Sinead.

And a compliment from Jem is to be highly prized.

Deirdre Murphy of St Brigid's also gets the call. She was the skipper of the Dublin U16s, the All-Ireland champions.

Also on board is Sarah McCaffrey, Leinster's Young Footballer of the Year. She's a daughter of Noel, the accomplished former Dublin defender.

"We have another super young player in Aisling Ryan. She's a great prospect for Dublin," declares Dub All-Stars manager, Camillus Kilpatrick.

"We feel we have twenty top footballers. It's very much a squad effort, and the five subs will all get half a game," reveals Camillus.


p Has your club a player, mentor or administrator that goes above and beyond to make your club the success it is? If so nominate them for Tesco club person of the year 2010. Closing date for entries is this coming Friday, application forms can be downloaded from or from Please note completed application forms must be with the Ladies Office in Croke Park by 5pm on Friday.

p The December County Board meeting will take place tonight @ 7.30pm in Parnell Park. The agenda has been circulated to all clubs along with AGM recommendations left over from Convention and proposed 2011 date planner. As there are a number of additional important items on the agenda it is essential that all clubs have at least one delegate in attendance.

p The 2010 OZO Dub Stars will take place in Kilmacud Crokes GAA grounds, Glenalbyn on Tuesday, Dec 28. The second annual Dub Stars will see the football XV take on All Ireland champions Dublin @ 12:45pm while the Camogie XV will play their Dublin counterparts (2:15).

p An ideal Christmas Gift is the official Ladies Gaelic Football Association Calendar which is produced in conjunction with Breast Cancer Ireland. The calendar retails at just €5 and is available from the Ladies Office, Croke Park, 01-8363156.

p The Dublin GAA yearbook is now available to purchase as usual. It is a jam packed publication which has terrific pictures and articles on all aspects on Dublin GAA including great coverage of Dublin's All-Ireland win, thus making it perfect stocking filler.