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Published: 08:24 | 6/10/16

Dublin and Mayo dominate All-Star nominations


Dublin duo Brian Fenton and Ciaran Kilkenny and Mayo's Lee Keegan have been shortlisted for the GAA's Player of the Year award.

All-Ireland champions Dublin and runners-up Mayo dominate the nominations for the 2016 GAA/GPA Opel All-Star football awards with 11 nominations each and the trio will batttle it out for the Player of the Year award at the November 4 banquet.

Mayo’s Diarmuid O’Connor and Tipperary’s Josh Keane and Jimmy Feehan have been nominated for the Young Player of the Year.

Tipperary's surprise run to the All-Ireland semi-finals has resulted in five All-Star nominations, while Gary Brennan becomes Clare’s first footballer to be nominated for an All Star since 1997.

In total there are eight counties represented with Tyrone (6), Kerry (4), Galway (4) and Donegal (3) all earning nominations.

2016 GAA/GPA All-Star nominations:

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)

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)

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