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12 nominations for Ladies Footballers

Wednesday, 26th September, 2018 4:21pm

12 Cork Ladies Football players have been nominated for All-Star Awards following their All-Ireland loss to Dublin a few weeks ago.

The Rebels have two less then champions Dublin, who lead the list with 14 players nominated for an award.

Emma Spillane was the only Cork player who secured an All-Star in 2017 and she's been nominated again alongside goalkeeper Martina O'Brien and Eimear Meaney, Róisín Phelan, Melissa Duggan, Máire O’Callaghan, Ashling Hutchings, Eimear Scally, Áine O’Sullivan, Orla Finn and sisters Ciara and Doireann O’Sullivan.

Dublin goalkeeper Ciara Trant is joined on the 2018 list of nominees by teammates Leah Caffrey, Nicole Owens, captain Sinéad Aherne, Noelle Healy, Martha Byrne, Sinéad Goldrick, Siobhán McGrath, Niamh Collins, Olwen Carey, Lauren Magee, All-Ireland Final player of the match Carla Rowe, Lyndsey Davey and Niamh McEvoy.

Donegal, who lost to Cork in the semi-final are well represented with eight nominations, Galway, the Connacht champions, have three players included on the long list, Kerry have two All-Star nominations while Armagh, Cavan, Mayo, Sligo, Tipperary and newly-crowned TG4 All-Ireland Intermediate champions Tyrone have one player each on the list of nominees.

One player will be chosen from three shortlisted in each of the 15 positions to make up the final selection.

The 2018 TG4 All Star team will be announced at a gala banquet at the Citywest Hotel on 1 December, along with the Junior, Intermediate and Senior Players’ Player of the Year award winners, the Provincial Young Players of the Year and the 2018 inductee into the Ladies Gaelic Football Association (LGFA) Hall of Fame.

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