The list of nominees for this year’s GAA/GPA PwC All-Star awards was published this morning. We’ve got two players on the list, with Diarmuid O’Connor nominated at midfield (as, incidentally, has his Kerry namesake) while Jordan Flynn has been nominated in the forwards.
There’s a larger spread of counties that usual included in this year’s list of 45 nominees – thirteen in all – with All-Ireland champions Dublin leading the way with ten, while beaten finalists Kerry have nine. The full list is here.
Despite the well-dispersed nature of the nominations, you’d have to imagine that the bulk of the All-Star team will, as usual, be drawn from the two finalists, augmented with one or two of the teams beaten in the semi-finals. We didn’t make it that far and the manner of our Championship exit will almost certainly mean that, despite our League title success, we won’t end up with either of our lads on the final fifteen.
The All-Star awards take place this year on Friday, 17th November. This year the football team, as well as the Players of the Year awards, will be announced on the night at the gala event, which is to be held at the RDS.
Congrats to Diarmuid and Jordan on their inclusion in the list of this year’s All-Star nominees.