Three Donegal players nominated for All-Stars

2016 ALL-STAR NOMINEES RELEASED

Peter Campbell

Reporter:

Peter Campbell

Three Donegal players nominated for All-Stars

Paddy McGrath, nominated for All-Star

There are three Donegal players named in the All-Star nominations released this morning at 7 a.m.
Two Kilcar players, Ryan McHugh and Patrick McBrearty, and Ardara corner-back, Paddy McGrath, are the three players nominated.
All-Ireland finalists Dublin and Mayo receiving 11 nominations each.
The two counties top the poll after a selection meeting in Croke Park yesterday agreed on the distinguished group of 45 names who will form the shortlist for this year’s prestigious awards.
Dublin’s back-to-back winning captain Stephen Cluxton is nominated having missed out last year when the Dubs also received 11 nominations.
Mayo’s David Clarke is also nominated for the goalkeeping All-Star position with the defeated All-Ireland finalists achieving the feat of having six defenders listed among the nominees.
Elsewhere, Clare midfielder Gary Brennan is rewarded for his prominent role in the Banner’s march to the All-Ireland quarter finals by being included in the competitive six-man shortlist for a midfield award. He is Clare’s first footballer to be nominated for an All-Star since 1997 when defender Frankie Griffin and forward Martin Daly were nominated.
In all, there are eight counties listed with the following breakdown: Dublin 11; Mayo 11; Tyrone 6; Tipperary 5; Kerry 4; Galway 4; Donegal 3; Clare 1.
Goalkeepers
1. Evan Comerford (Tipperary)
2. Stephen Cluxton (Dublin)
3. David Clarke (Mayo)

Defenders
1. Jonny Cooper (Dublin)
2. Brendan Harrison (Mayo)
3. Keith Higgins (Mayo)
4. Cian O’Sullivan (Dublin)
5. Lee Keegan (Mayo)
6. Colm Boyle (Mayo)
7. Philly McMahon (Dublin)
8. Ryan McHugh (Donegal)
9. Cathal McCarron (Tyrone)
10. John Small (Dublin)
11. Patrick Durcan (Mayo)
12. Shane Enright (Kerry)
13. Declan Kyne (Galway)
14. James McCarthy (Dublin)
15. Kevin McLoughlin (Mayo)
16. Paddy McGrath (Donegal)
17. Robbie Kiely (Tipperary)
18. Killian Young (Kerry)
Clare midfielder Gary Brennan.
lare midfielder Gary Brennan.

Midfielders
1. Brian Fenton (Dublin)
2. Peter Acheson (Tipperary)
3. Matthew Donnelly (Tyrone)
4. Gary Brennan (Clare)
5. Paul Conroy (Galway)
6. Colm Cavanagh (Tyrone)

Forwards
1. Ciarán Kilkenny (Dublin)
2. Diarmuid Connolly (Dublin)
3. Dean Rock (Dublin)
4. Kevin McManamon (Dublin)
5. Paul Geaney (Kerry)
6. Michael Quinlivan (Tipperary)
7. Andy Moran (Mayo)
8. Conor Sweeney (Tipperary)
9. Aidan O’Shea (Mayo)
10. Paul Murphy (Kerry)
11. Cillian O’Connor (Mayo)
12. Damien Comer (Galway)
13. Diarmuid O’Connor (Mayo)
14. Peter Harte (Tyrone)
15. Danny Cummins (Galway)
16. Patrick McBrearty (Donegal)
17. Seán Cavanagh (Tyrone)
18. Niall Sludden (Tyrone)

Player of the Year Nominees
1. Brian Fenton (Dublin) 2. Lee Keegan (Mayo) 3. Ciarán Kilkenny (Dublin)

Young Player of the Year Nominees
1. Diarmuid O’Connor (Mayo) 2. Josh Keane (Tipperary) 3. Jimmy Feehan (Tipperary)