Saturday 20 January 2018

All Ireland champions Dublin top All Star list with 12 nominations

ALL Ireland champions Dublin lead the nominations for the 2011 football All Stars awards, with 12 players on the shortlist of 45.

Eleven of the starting line-up from the final are nominated, while substitute Kevin McManamon is also included.

His dramatic late intervention swung the game back in Dublin’s direction in the exciting climax.

Nine of the Kerry side that started at Croke Park have been nominated, including their entire full-back line.

Semi-finalists Donegal have been handed seven, while Mayo get five nominations after going out in the last four to Dublin.

Of the beaten quarter-finalists, Kildare get five, Cork three and Tyrone two.

Ben Brosnan ,of Wexford, and Derry’s Eoin Bradley are the only representatives of sides knocked out in the final round of qualifiers.

The nominated players are:

Goalkeepers: Brendan Kealy (Kerry), Stephen Cluxton (Dublin), Paul Durkan (Donegal).

Full Backs: Michael Foley (Kildare), Neil McGee (Donegal), Frank McGlynn (Donegal), Marc Ó Sé (Kerry), Rory O'Carroll (Dublin), Tom O'Sullivan (Kerry), Joe McMahon (Tyrone), Hugh McGrillen (Kildare), Cian O'Sullivan (Dublin).

Half backs: Karl Lacey (Donegal), Donal Vaughan (Mayo), Trevor Mortimer (Mayo), Kevin Nolan (Dublin), Kevin Cassidy (Donegal), Emmet Bolton (Kildare), Tomás Ó Sé (Kerry), Killian Young (Kerry), Ger Brennan (Dublin).

Midfielders: Bryan Sheehan (Kerry), Michael Darragh Macauley (Dublin), Alan O’Connor (Cork), Seán Cavanagh (Tyrone), John Doyle (Kildare), Denis Bastick (Dublin).

Half Forwards : Ben Brosnan (Wexford), Alan Brogan (Dublin), Darran O’Sullivan (Kerry), Declan O’Sullivan (Kerry), Paul Flynn (Dublin), Alan Dillon (Mayo), Kevin McManamon (Dublin), Paddy Kelly (Cork), Eamonn Callaghan (Kildare).

Full forwards: Donnacha O’Connor (Cork), Michael Murphy (Donegal), Bernard Brogan (Dublin), Colm Cooper (Kerry), Andy Moran (Mayo), Colm McFadden (Donegal), Eoin Bradley (Derry), Diarmuid Connolly (Dublin), Cillian O’Connor (Mayo).

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