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GAA GPA Football All-Stars sponsored by Opel named

Saturday 22 October 2011

GAA/GPA Press Release

21.10.2011

The GAA and the GPA in conjunction with sponsors Opel are delighted to announce the 2011 GAA GPA Football All-Stars sponsored by Opel.

2011 GAA GPA Football All-Stars sponsored by Opel

Goalkeeper

1. Stephen Cluxton (Dublin)

Full backs

2. Marc Ó Sé (Kerry)

3. Neil McGee (Donegal)

4. Michael Foley (Kildare)

Half backs

5. Kevin Cassidy (Donegal)

6. Karl Lacey (Donegal)

7. Kevin Nolan (Dublin)

Midfielders

8. Bryan Sheehan (Kerry)

9. Michael Darragh Macauley (Dublin)

Half forwards

10. Darran O’Sullivan (Kerry)

11. Alan Brogan (Dublin)

12. Paul Flynn (Dublin)

Full forwards

13. Colm Cooper (Kerry)

14. Andy Moran (Mayo)

15. Bernard Brogan (Dublin)

Footballer of the Year: Alan Brogan (Dublin)

Young Footballer of the Year: Cillian O’Connor (Mayo)

Hurler of the Year: Michael Fennelly (Kilkenny)

Young Hurler of the Year: Liam Rushe (Dublin)

Christy Ring: Shane Nolan (Kerry)

Nicky Rackard: Martin Finn (London)

Lory Meagher: Niall Campbell (Donegal)

All-Ireland champions Dublin lead the way in this year’s football All-Stars with six awards including three first time recipients – Kevin Nolan, Michael Darragh Macauley and Paul Flynn.

Goalkeeper Stephen Cluxton receives his fourth award while Alan and Bernard Brogan are awarded their third and second respectively.

Beaten All-Ireland finalists Kerry receive four including what is Colm Cooper’s seventh.

Donegal’s strong season is acknowledged with three awards – all in defence – as Neil McGee, Kevin Cassidy and Karl Lacey are all honoured.

The final positions go to Kildare’s Michael Foley and Andy Moran of Mayo.

The individual player of the year awards were voted on by GPA members after the compilation of a short list from the scheme’s Steering Committee, which is made up of GAA journalists.

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