Tyrone dominate All-Star Football nominations

October 08, 2021

A view of Croke Park before the All-Ireland SFC final clash between Mayo and Tyrone. ©INPHO/Laszlo Geczo.

Tyrone’s stunning end to the football season continues as the Red Hand County is the  dominant presence with a full house of 15 names on the PwC All-Star football nominations  for 2021.

There is an impressive spread of 11 different counties listed in the nominations, but it’s the  Red Hand’s grip on football that remains the talking point. Goalkeeper Niall Morgan and  midfielders Conn Kilpatrick and Brian Kennedy are joined by seven contenders in defence  and five men named in contention in the attack. 

Defeated All-Ireland finalists Mayo have eight nominations vying for a place on every line of  the final 15.

Munster champions Kerry have seven nominations, including brothers David and Paudie  Clifford. 

After their historic run of six All-Ireland titles in a row ended last summer, Leinster  champions Dublin have five nominations. There are three contenders from Monaghan and  Orchard County brothers Oisín and Rían O’Neill represent Armagh. 

Cork’s Seán Meehan, Kildare’s Daniel Flynn, Donegal’s Michael Langan, Eoin Cleary from  Clare and Galway’s Shane Walsh complete the list of 45 nominations.   

The nominations were chosen by a panel of Gaelic Games correspondents from across,  print, radio, TV and digital media, chaired by Uachtarán CLG Larry McCarthy. 

The PwC All-Stars for Football 2021 will be announced live on the night of the awards which  will be held on December 10. The presentation will take place in a televised ceremony that will be in line with Covid-19 restrictions and will be confirmed in due course.

PwC All-Stars Football nominations 2021 


Rob Hennelly (Mayo) 

Rory Beggan (Monaghan) 

Niall Morgan (Tyrone) 


Padraig Hampsey, Peter Harte, Michael McKernan, Ronan McNamee, Kieran McGeary, Conor Meyler, Frank Burns (all Tyrone) 

Stephen Coen, Patrick Durcan, Lee Keegan, Padraig Ó Hóra (all Mayo) 

Tom O’Sullivan, Gavin White, Brian Ó Beaglaoich (all Kerry) 

Michael Fitzsimons, Brian Howard (all Dublin) 

Seán Meehan (Cork) 

Ryan McAnespie (Monaghan) 


Brian Kennedy, Con Kilpatrick (all Tyrone) 

Matthew Ruane (Mayo) 

David Moran (Kerry) 

Oisín O’Neill (Armagh) 

Brian Fenton (Dublin) 


Mattie Donnelly, Conor McKenna, Niall Sludden, Darren McCurry, Cathal McShane (all Tyrone)

David Clifford, Paudie Clifford, Sean O’Shea (all Kerry) 

Tommy Conroy, Ryan O’Donoghue (all Mayo) 

Cormac Costello, Ciaran Kilkenny (all Dublin)

Jack McCarron (Monaghan) 

Daniel Flynn (Kildare) 

Michael Langan (Donegal) 

Rian O’Neill (Armagh) 

Eoin Cleary (Clare) 

Shane Walsh (Galway) 

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