GAA announce 2014 Football All-Stars nominations

James O’Donoghue, Diarmuid Connolly and Neil McGee fight for the Player of the Year Award
James O’Donoghue,
Diarmuid Connolly and Neil McGee fight for the Player of the Year Award

Kerry dominate the nominations for this year’s hurling All-Star awards, with no less than 11 inter-county players making the shortlist.

They are closely followed by beaten finalists Donegal who receive nine, and the successful 45 candidates, along with Player of the Year Awards will be made at the All-Star banquet on October 24 in Dublin.

The remainder of the 45 places go to Dublin (9), Mayo (6) Monaghan (4), Armagh (2) and one apiece for Tipperary, Cork, Derry and Galway which means that 10 counties feature on this year’s list.

The 2014 Football Nominations are as follows:

Goalkeepers

Paul Durcan (Donegal), Rory Beggan (Monaghan), Stephen Cluxton (Dublin).

Full backs

Fionn Fitzgerald (Kerry), Keith Higgins (Mayo), Éamonn McGee (Donegal), Neil McGee (Donegal), Andy Mallon (Armagh), Rory O’Carroll (Dublin), Philip McMahon (Dublin), Paul Murphy (Kerry), Drew Wylie (Monaghan).

Half backs

Aidan O’Mahony (Kerry), Peter Crowley (Kerry), James McCarthy (Dublin), Frank McGlynn (Donegal), Dessie Mone (Monaghan), Jonny Cooper (Dublin), Colin O’Riordan (Tipperary), Colm Boyle (Mayo), Lee Keegan (Mayo).

Midfield

Neil Gallagher (Donegal), Michael Darragh Macauley (Dublin), Odhrán MacNiallais (Donegal), Anthony Maher (Kerry), David Moran (Kerry), Séamus O’Shea (Mayo).

Half forwards

Johnny Buckley (Kerry), Diarmuid Connolly (Dublin), Paul Flynn (Dublin), Aidan O’Shea (Mayo), Ryan McHugh (Donegal), Michael Murphy (Donegal), Donnchadh Walsh (Kerry), Shane Walsh (Galway), Mark Lynch (Derry).

Full forwards

Kieran Donaghy (Kerry), Paul Geaney (Kerry), Conor McManus (Monaghan), Cillian O’Connor (Mayo), James O’Donoghue (Kerry), Brian Hurley (Cork), Kevin McManamon (Dublin), Tony Kernan (Armagh), Paddy McBrearty (Donegal).

Young Player of the Year Nominations

Ryan McHugh (Donegal)
Shane Walsh (Galway)
Paddy McBrearty (Donegal)

Player of the Year Nominations

James O’Donoghue (Kerry)
Diarmuid Connolly (Dublin)
Neil McGee (Donegal)

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