DUBLIN’S success in winning the League, Leinster and All-Ireland titles has been reflected in the final list of nominations in this year’s PwC All-Star Awards.

The release today by the GAA and the GPA of the 45 best footballers of the 2018 season has yielded 12 nominations for Dublin who won their fourth senior title in a row.

The nominations are divided into 3 goalkeepers, 18 defenders, 6 midfielders and 18 forwards. The final 15 that make up the PwC All-Star Football team of 2018 will be presented with their awards at a gala black-tie banquet in Dublin’s Convention Centre on Friday, November 2, which will be screened live by RTE TV.

Beaten All-Ireland finalists Tyrone received 7 nominations as have Galway and Monaghan. The remainder of the breakdown is Kildare and Donegal 3 each, Kerry 2 and Armagh, Carlow, Fermanagh and Laois receiving 1 each.

The selection was voted on by a committee made up of GAA media, and chaired by Uachtarán Chumann Lúthchleas Gael, John Horan.

Also announced today is the short list for this year’s Footballer of the Year and Young Footballer of the Year award.

These overall awards will be voted on exclusively by intercounty players and they will choose between Ciarán Kilkenny, Jack McCaffrey and Brian Fenton (Dublin) for the senior prize.

The shortlist for the Young Footballer of the Year prize is still confined to players under 21 and this year’s nominees are Brian Howard (Dublin), David Clifford (Kerry) and Michael McKernan (Tyrone).



PwC All-Star Football Nominations


  1. Stephen Cluxton (Dublin)
  2. Graham Brody (Laois)
  3. Rory Beggan (Monaghan



  1. Eoghan Bán Gallagher (Donegal)
  2. Jonny Cooper (Dublin)
  3. Jack McCaffrey (Dublin)
  4. Eoin Murchan (Dublin)
  5. James McCarthy (Dublin)
  6. Che Cullen (Fermanagh
  7. Sean Kelly (Galway)
  8. Eoghan Kerin (Galway)
  9. Seán Andy Ó Ceallaigh (Galway)
  10. Gavin White (Kerry)
  11. Eoin Doyle (Kildare
  12. Karl O’Connell (Monaghan)
  13. Drew Wylie (Monaghan)
  14. Ryan Wylie (Monaghan
  15. Padraig Hampsey (Tyrone)
  16. Michael McKernan (Tyrone)
  17. Tiernan McCann (Tyrone
  18. Peter Harte (Tyrone)



  1. Michael Murphy (Donegal)
  2. Brian Fenton (Dublin)
  3. Thomas Flynn (Galway)
  4. Niall Kearns (Monaghan)
  5. Colm Cavanagh (Tyrone)
  6. Mattie Donnelly (Tyrone)





  1. Rory Grugan (Armagh)
  2. Paul Broderick (Carlow)
  3. Ryan McHugh (Donegal)
  4. Niall Scully (Dublin)
  5. Ciarán Kilkenny (Dublin)
  6. Brian Howard (Dublin)
  7. Paul Mannion (Dublin)
  8. Dean Rock (Dublin)
  9. Con O’Callaghan (Dublin)
  10. Shane Walsh (Galway)
  11. Damien Comer (Galway)
  12. Ian Burke (Galway)
  13. David Clifford (Kerry)
  14. Daniel Flynn (Kildare)
  15. Paul Cribben (Kildare)
  16. Conor McManus (Monaghan)
  17. Ryan McAnespie (Monaghan)
  18. Niall Sludden (Tyrone)


Footballer of the Year Nominees

  1. Brian Fenton (Dublin)
  2. Ciarán Kilkenny (Dublin)
  3. Jack McCaffrey (Dublin)


Young Footballer of the Year Nominees

  1. Brian Howard (Dublin)
  2. David Clifford (Kerry)
  3. Michael McKernan (Tyrone)

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