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Sinead truly a super Star

SINEAD GOLDRICK is Wonder Woman. She collected her first TG4 All-Star award last Saturday.

She is an extraordinary footballer with remarkable fitness. It wouldn't be a bother for Sinead to cycle the Tour de France, swim the channel and climb Everest ... all in the one afternoon!

She has become one of the icons of the modern game. Her pace, skill, power and overall industry is what has got her to the podium.

Her performances in the Leinster Championship were magnificent. Against Kildare in Newbridge, Sinead ran to the Curragh and back.

Then the Dublin vice-captain was inspirational as the Jackies overcame a determined Laois side in Portmarnock before defeating Meath in the Leinster final in Carlow, where, once again, she collected the Player of the Match accolade.

All season, Sinead has been the heartbeat of the Dublin side. The Dubs just fell short against Kerry in the All-Ireland SFC quarter-final in Birr, but Sinead was knocking hard on the Kingdom's door.

Her energetic displays were also pivotal to the best year ever for her club, Foxrock-Cabinteely, who became Dublin senior champs for the first time and reached the Leinster final.

Sinead's contribution to the Dublin jersey also saw her being shortlisted for the senior inter-county Players' Player of the Year accolade.

In the end, it was the legendary Leesider, Briege Corkery, who took the prize, but even to be nominated in the category was no small feat.

Cork, the All-Ireland champs, collected seven All Stars. Kerry, the runners-up, got three, while there were two for Monaghan and one each for Armagh, Mayo and Dublin, who also had captain and two-time All Star Gemma Fay among the nominations.

There were further good tidings for the capital when Ballyboden St Enda's Katie Murphy, the brilliant Dublin U16, scooped the Leinster Young Player of the Year award.