Disappointing season for Cork football reflected in All-Star nominations
CORK’S disappointing football season has been reflected in the 45-strong nomination list for the 2015 All-Star football awards.
There is no Cork footballer in the running for a football All-Star after a season that saw the Rebels knocked out by Kildare in a fourth-round All-Ireland qualifier that came a week after the Munster final replay loss to Kerry in Killarney.
Last season only one Cork footballer – Brian Hurley – was nominated for a 2014 All-Star award.
The last time Cork had footballers on an All-Star team was in 2012 when both Aidan Walsh and Colm O’Neill made the final 15.
Meanwhile, recently crowned All-Ireland champions Dublin lead the way with 11 nominations for the 2015 selection and they are followed by defeated All-Ireland finalists Kerry, who collect eight.
The awards will be presented at the Convention Centre in Dublin on Friday, November 6th.
The shortlist for the individual player awards have also been confirmed with three Dublin players, Bernard Brogan, Jack McCaffrey and Philip McMahon, in contention for the Player of the Year Award.
Diarmuid O’Connor, Ryan McHugh and Ryan Wylie make up the list of contenders for the Young Player of the Year Award.
These shortlists will be voted on by the GPA membership and the winners will also be announced on the night of the banquet.
2015 GAA GPA All-Star Football Nominations Sponsored by Opel
Paul Durcan (Donegal), Brendan Kealy (Kerry), Rory Beggan (Monaghan).
Frank McGlynn (Donegal), Ryan McHugh (Donegal), James McCarthy (Dublin), Cian O’Sullivan (Dublin), Rory O’Carroll (Dublin), Jonny Cooper (Dublin), Jack McCaffrey (Dublin), Philip McMahon (Dublin), Shane Enright (Kerry), Jonathan Lyne (Kerry), Keith Higgins (Mayo), Lee Keegan (Mayo), Chris Barrett (Mayo), Vinny Corey (Monaghan), Karl O’Connell (Monaghan), Cathal McCarron (Tyrone), Ronan McNamee (Tyrone), Ronan McNabb (Tyrone).
Neil Gallagher (Donegal), Brian Fenton (Dublin), Anthony Maher (Kerry), David Moran (Kerry), Tom Parsons (Mayo), Colm Cavanagh (Tyrone).
Michael Murphy (Donegal), Paddy Andrews (Dublin), Bernard Brogan (Dublin), Ciarán Kilkenny (Dublin), Diarmuid Connolly (Dublin), Seán Quigley (Fermanagh), Donnchadh Walsh (Kerry), Paul Geaney (Kerry), James O’Donoghue (Kerry), Donie Kingston (Laois), Cillian O’Connor (Mayo), Diarmuid O’Connor (Mayo), Aidan O’Shea (Mayo), Conor McManus (Monaghan) Peter Harte (Tyrone), Mattie Donnelly (Tyrone), Seán Cavanagh (Tyrone), Kieran Martin (Westmeath)
Player of the Year Nominations
Bernard Brogan (Dublin), Jack McCaffrey (Dublin), Philip McMahon (Dublin).
Young Player of the Year Nominations
Ryan McHugh (Donegal), Diarmuid O’Connor (Mayo), Ryan Wylie (Monaghan).