Seven All-Stars for Dublin as Aherne takes top honour
All-Ireland senior champions Dublin have been honoured with seven representatives on the 2018 TG4 Ladies Football All-Star team.
Dublin's haul is a county record on an All-Star selection - as the 2010 and 2016 selections each contained six Sky Blues.
The selection was revealed on Saturday night at the annual TG4 All-Star awards banquet, in association with Lidl, at the Citywest Hotel.
Captain Sinéad Aherne received a seventh All-Star and was also named 2018 TG4 Senior Players' Player of the Year. Aherne bagged 5-31 in the campaign and was the popular choice with fellow players to finally claim the individual award.
There was a sixth All-Star in seven years for right half-back Sinéad Goldrick, who will line out for Foxrock-Cabinteely in next Saturday's All-Ireland senior club final against Mourneabbey.
The Cork club had the O'Sullivan sisters - county captain, Ciara, and Doireann - included on the All-Star selection.
Aherne and Goldrick are joined on the 2018 list by Dublin team-mates Ciara Trant, Siobhán McGrath, Lauren Magee, Noelle Healy and Lyndsey Davey.
Trant wins an All-Star for a second successive year, while McGrath picks up her first gong since 2010.
Midfielder Magee is one of five first-time recipients, 2017 Senior Players' Player of the Year Healy wins her fourth All-Star, and a third in a row, while Davey is also honoured for the fourth time.
Trant, Healy, Aherne and Cork's Emma Spillane are the only survivors from the 2017 selection, as All-Ireland finalists Cork picked up four awards in total.
Ciara, now a four-time winner, and Doireann O'Sullivan, who collected her first, are joined on the team by Spillane and another first-time recipient, Róisín Phelan, at full-back.
The remainder of the team is made up of players from Donegal, Galway, Kerry and Tyrone.
Donegal's Treasa Doherty earns her first All-Star at right-corner-back, while Sinéad Burke, from Galway, is also named for the first time on the selection, at left corner-back.
Tyrone's Neamh Woods collects her second All-Star and first since 2008, at midfield. And there's a third award for Kerry sharpshooter and captain Sarah Houlihan.
2018 TG4 Ladies Football All-Star team:
1. Ciara Trant (Dublin) - 2nd award
2. Treasa Doherty (Donegal) - 1st award
3. Róisín Phelan (Cork) - 1st award
4. Sinéad Burke (Galway) - 1st award
5. Sinéad Goldrick (Dublin) - 6th award
6. Siobhán McGrath (Dublin) - 3rd award
7. Emma Spillane (Cork) - 2nd award
8. Neamh Woods (Tyrone) - 2nd award
9. Lauren Magee (Dublin) - 1st award
10. Ciara O'Sullivan (Cork) - 4th award
11. Noelle Healy (Dublin) - 4th award
12. Lyndsey Davey (Dublin) - 4th award
13. Sinéad Aherne (Dublin) - 7th award
14. Doireann O'Sullivan (Cork) - 1st award
15. Sarah Houlihan (Kerry) - 3rd award
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