The GAA/GPA football All-Star shortlist was published at lunchtime today and this year we’ve got five players on it. Trevor Mortimer and Donal Vaughan are included in the half-backs, Alan Dillon makes it into the half-forwards while Andy Moran and Cillian O’Connor are named among the full-forwards. Andy is obviously our best hope of seeing the Green and Red represented in the final fifteen with Donie also possibly coming into the reckoning although he’ll more than likely get squeezed out in the final shake-up.
Newly-crowned All-Ireland champions Dublin predictably lead the charge with 12 nominations followed by Kerry with nine, Donegal (seven), ourselves and Kildare (five), Cork (three), Tyrone (two), Wexford and Derry (one). The full list is here. The 2011 All-Star team will be unveiled at a hoolie in the new Convention Centre here in Dublin on Friday, 21st October.