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Dublin WAGs are the stars of the show

PAUL Flynn was the only Dub to be honoured with a GAA/GPA All-Star last night on an evening dominated by Donegal and the hurlers of Kilkenny and Galway.

But their partners flew the flag for the capital on a night of high glamour in the sports world.

The only other player from the capital in contention was hurler Danny Sutcliffe, who was nominated at half-forward.

Sutcliffe, flanked by his glamorous girlfriend Michelle Mooney, unfortunately missed out.

Some Dublin stars were present at the event, including Michael Daragh Macauley and Bernard Brogan, who was proudly sporting a Louis Copeland creation.


"He mightn't have got the Allstar, but he gets best-dressed again this year," the famous tailor tweeted from the event at the National Conference Centre.

While the players may have been the stars, their wives and girlfriends stole the limelight in a fashion display worthy of a red carpet event. Henry Shefflin's wife Deirdre wore a halterneck backless gown of sea colours. RTE Sports presenter Evanne Ni Chuilin, whose baby son Seimi is just six months old, wore a daring midriff-baring number while Yvonne McGuinness, wife of Donegal manager Jim McGuinness, was dazzling in silver. Michelle Mooney, partner of Dublin hurler Daniel Sutcliffe, chose a shocking pink gown slashed to the thigh and Grace Callanan, partner of Galway hurler James Skehill, was radiant in emerald green.

Donegal's Karl Lacey took the Player of the Year award and Cillian O'Connor receiving his second successive Young Player of the Year award. Galway and Kilkenny dominated the hurling awards with the Tribesmen winning six to the Cats five.

Henry Shefflin picked up yet another Hurler of the Year award.