The list of nominations for the 2021 football All-Stars have been announced. Tyrone, as expected, lead the way with 15 nominees while we have eight players shortlisted.
The eight Mayo players nominated are Rob Hennelly, Padraig O’Hora, Lee Keegan, Paddy Durcan, Stephen Coen, Mattie Ruane, Tommy Conroy and Ryan O’Donoghue. Lee is, along with Tyrone’s Conor Meyler and Ciaran McGeary (the likely winner), also shortlisted for Footballer of the Year, an award won by the Westport man previously in 2016.
Last year’s Young Footballer of the Year, Oisín Mullin, is also on this year’s shortlist for the same award, along with Galway’s Matthew Tierney and Tyrone’s Darragh Canavan.
In all, players from eleven counties are nominated for All-Stars this year. All-Ireland champions Tyrone deservedly top the list with 15, we have eight, Kerry have seven, Dublin have five, Monaghan have three, Armagh have two and there’s one each from Cork, Kildare, Donegal, Clare and Galway. The full list is here.
The winners of this year’s football All-Stars will be announced live on the night the awards are presented, which is on 10th December. The best of luck to all the Mayo lads nominated for an award this year.