Thursday 21 March 2019

Dublin lead the way with six All Stars as Noelle Healy takes home Players' Player of the Year award

25 November 2017; Noelle Healy of Dublin with her TG4 Senior Players' Player of the Year award during the TG4 Ladies Football All-Star Awards at the CityWest Hotel in Saggart, Co Dublin. Photo by Brendan Moran/Sportsfile
25 November 2017; Noelle Healy of Dublin with her TG4 Senior Players' Player of the Year award during the TG4 Ladies Football All-Star Awards at the CityWest Hotel in Saggart, Co Dublin. Photo by Brendan Moran/Sportsfile

All-Ireland champions Dublin led the way with six selections in this year's Ladies Football All Stars team.

The awards were handed out at the Citywest Hotel last night, with Mayo legend Cora Staunton collecting her 11th gong, equalling the record held by Kerry's Mary Jo Curran.

Dublin captain Sinead Aherne picked up her sixth All Star, with All-Ireland final Player of the Match Noelle Healy and Nicole Owens from Dublin joining her in the forward line.

Healy also took home the Players' Player of the Year award.

It was Healy's third award, with Leah Caffrey - daughter of 1983 All-Ireland champion John - goalkeeper Ciara Trant and corner back Rachel Ruddy also selected from Dublin.

All-Ireland finalists Mayo had Aileen Gilroy and Sarah Tierney in the team along with Staunton, while Cork, Donegal, Kerry and Armagh also had representatives.

2017 TG4 Ladies Football All-Star team:

1. Ciara Trant (Dublin) – 1st award

2. Emma Spillane (Cork) – 1st award

3. Sarah Tierney (Mayo) – 1st award

4. Rachel Ruddy (Dublin) – 2nd award

5. Caroline Kelly (Kerry) – 1st award

6. Ciara Hegarty (Donegal) – 1st award

7. Leah Caffrey (Dublin) – 2nd award

8. Lorraine Scanlon (Kerry) – 1st award

9. Aileen Gilroy (Mayo) – 1st award

10. Aimee Mackin (Armagh) – 2nd award

11. Niamh Hegarty (Donegal) – 1st award

12. Nicole Owens (Dublin) – 1st award

13. Sinéad Aherne (Dublin) – 6th award

14. Cora Staunton (Mayo) – 11th award

15. Noelle Healy (Dublin) – 3rd award

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