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MDMA and Tony Kelly scoop top gongs at GAA GPA All Star Awards

Dublin's hard-running midfielder Michael Darragh Macauley and the Clare's skillfull centre forward Tony Kelly have been named the GAA GPA football and hurling Players of the Year.

The All-Star hurling team was revealed yesterday leaving just the young player and player of the year awards to be handed out and Tony Kelly plundered both awards for the Banner county.

Michael Darragh Macauley was a deserving winner of the top footballer of the year having been shortlisted with Stephen Cluxton and Lee Keegan.

All-Ireland football champions Dublin lead the way in this year’s GAA GPA All-Star football line up with six awards.

Team captain goalkeeper Stephen Cluxton lands his fifth award equalling the haul achieved by legendary county netminder John O’Leary.

He is joined in the team by Rory O’Carroll, Cian O’Sullivan, Michael Darragh Macauley, Paul Flynn and Bernard Brogan.

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Stephen Cluxton lifts the Sam Maguire

Stephen Cluxton lifts the Sam Maguire

Matthew Donnelly, Tyrone, in action against Colin Walshe

Matthew Donnelly, Tyrone, in action against Colin Walshe

 Darran O'Sullivan, Kerry, in action against Rory O'Carroll, Dublin. GAA Football All-Ireland Senior Championship, Semi-Final, Dublin v Kerry, Croke Park, Dublin

Darran O'Sullivan, Kerry, in action against Rory O'Carroll, Dublin. GAA Football All-Ireland Senior Championship, Semi-Final, Dublin v Kerry, Croke Park, Dublin

Mayo's Keith Higgins in action against Conor Clarke

Mayo's Keith Higgins in action against Conor Clarke

Lee Keegan celebrates after scoring a first half point against Tyrone

Lee Keegan celebrates after scoring a first half point against Tyrone

Colm Cooper, Kerry, in action against Cian O'Sullivan, Dublin

Colm Cooper, Kerry, in action against Cian O'Sullivan, Dublin

London's Gregory Crowley tackles Mayo's Colm Boyle at MacHale Park

London's Gregory Crowley tackles Mayo's Colm Boyle at MacHale Park

 Michael Darragh Macauley

Michael Darragh Macauley

 Aidan O’Shea celebrates after Mayo’s win against Tyrone

Aidan O’Shea celebrates after Mayo’s win against Tyrone

 Dublin's Paul Flynn celebrates after the game. GAA Football All-Ireland Senior Championship, Semi-Final, Dublin v Kerry, Croke Park, Dublin. Picture credit: Ray McManus / SPORTSFILE

Dublin's Paul Flynn celebrates after the game. GAA Football All-Ireland Senior Championship, Semi-Final, Dublin v Kerry, Croke Park, Dublin. Picture credit: Ray McManus / SPORTSFILE

Colm Cooper, Kerry, in action against Johnny Cooper, left, and Jack McCaffrey, Dublin

Colm Cooper, Kerry, in action against Johnny Cooper, left, and Jack McCaffrey, Dublin

 Mayo’s Aidan O’Shea commiserates with Sean Cavanagh of Tyrone

Mayo’s Aidan O’Shea commiserates with Sean Cavanagh of Tyrone

James O'Donoghue, Kerry, shoots to score his side's third goal, from a penalty

James O'Donoghue, Kerry, shoots to score his side's third goal, from a penalty

Bernard Brogan: His display in Sunday's final makes him a contender for Footballer of the Year

Bernard Brogan: His display in Sunday's final makes him a contender for Footballer of the Year

Sean Cavanagh tackles Conor McManus in the incident which caused so much controversy in Tyrone's win over Monaghan

Sean Cavanagh tackles Conor McManus in the incident which caused so much controversy in Tyrone's win over Monaghan

Jack McCaffrey in action today

Jack McCaffrey in action today

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Stephen Cluxton lifts the Sam Maguire

He was not named in the All Star first XV but Jack McCaffrey took the award for the Young Football of the Year beating off competition from Paul Mannion and previous winner Cillian O'Connor of Mayo.

Beaten All-Ireland finalists and Connacht champions Mayo follow with four awards and Monaghan, Tyrone and Kerry are also represented on the team.

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Cork's Anthony Nash gets the nod for the goalkeeper position from Martin Breheny

Cork's Anthony Nash gets the nod for the goalkeeper position from Martin Breheny

Full-backs: Richie McCarthy (Limerick)

Full-backs: Richie McCarthy (Limerick)

Full-backs: Peter Kelly (Dublin)

Full-backs: Peter Kelly (Dublin)

Full-backs: David McInerney (Clare)

Full-backs: David McInerney (Clare)

Half-backs: Brendan Bugler (Clare)

Half-backs: Brendan Bugler (Clare)

Half-backs:Liam Rushe (Dublin)

Half-backs:Liam Rushe (Dublin)

Half-backs: Patrick Donnellan (Clare)

Half-backs: Patrick Donnellan (Clare)

Midfielders: Colm Galvin (Clare)

Midfielders: Colm Galvin (Clare)

Midfielders: Conor Ryan (Clare)

Midfielders: Conor Ryan (Clare)

Half-forwards: Seamus Harnedy (Cork)

Half-forwards: Seamus Harnedy (Cork)

Half-forwards: Tony Kelly (Clare)

Half-forwards: Tony Kelly (Clare)

Half-forwards: Danny Sutcliffe (Dublin)

Half-forwards: Danny Sutcliffe (Dublin)

Full-forwards: Conor McGrath (Clare)

Full-forwards: Conor McGrath (Clare)

Full-forwards: Patrick Hogan (Cork)

Full-forwards: Patrick Hogan (Cork)

Full-forwards: Podge Collins (Clare)

Full-forwards: Podge Collins (Clare)

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Cork's Anthony Nash gets the nod for the goalkeeper position from Martin Breheny

In all there are seven first time winners – O’Carroll, Keith Higgins, Colm Boyle, Cian O’Sullivan, Aidan O’Shea, James O’Donoghue and Conor McManus.

The half forward line of Paul Flynn, Colm Cooper and Seán Cavanagh can boast of a final combined haul of 15 awards between them with Cooper leading the way with no fewer than seven.

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The Player of the year awards were presented to the following players:

Footballer of the Year

Michael Darragh Macauley (Dublin)

Hurler of the Year

Tony Kelly (Clare)

Young Footballer of the Year

Jack McCaffrey (Dublin)

Young Hurler of the Year

Tony Kelly (Clare)

 

2013 GAA GPA Football All-Stars sponsored by Opel

Goalkeeper

1.Stephen Cluxton (Dublin)

 

Full backs

2. Colin Walshe (Monaghan)

3. Rory O’Carroll (Dublin)

4. Keith Higgins (Mayo)

 

Half backs

5. Lee Keegan (Mayo)

6. Cian O’Sullivan (Dublin)

7. Colm Boyle (Mayo)

 

Midfield

8. Michael Darragh Macauley (Dublin)

9. Aidan O’Shea (Mayo)

 

Half forwards

10. Paul Flynn (Dublin)

11. Colm Cooper (Kerry)

12. Seán Cavanagh (Tyrone)

 

Full forwards

13. James O’Donoghue (Kerry)

14. Bernard Brogan (Dublin)

15. Conor McManus (Monaghan)

 

2013 GAA GPA Hurling All-Stars sponsored by Opel

Goalkeeper

1.Anthony Nash (Cork)

 

Full backs

2. Richie McCarthy (Limerick)

3. Peter Kelly (Dublin)

4. David McInerney (Clare)

 

Half backs

5. Brendan Bugler (Clare)

6. Liam Rushe (Dublin)

7. Patrick Donnellan (Clare)

 

Midfield

8. Colm Galvin (Clare)

9. Conor Ryan (Clare)

 

Half forwards

10. Séamus Harnedy (Cork)

11. Tony Kelly (Clare)

12. Danny Sutcliffe (Dublin)

 

Full forwards

13. Pádraic Collins (Clare)

14. Patrick Horgan (Cork)

15. Conor McGrath (Clare)


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