Roll up the red carpet... All-Star awards banquet cancelled

November 19, 2021

There will be no All-Stars banquet in 2021.

The 2021 GAA-GPA All-Star awards banquet due to take place at Dublin's Convention Centre on Friday, 10 December has been cancelled.

The awards scheme was first introduced in 1971 meaning this year marks the golden jubilee of the prestigious event.

However, as a result of "ongoing challenges with Covid" and "with health and safety in mind", there will be no red carpet banquet for the second successive season.

The Hurling All-Stars will be announced on the Friday morning with the star-studded football selection set to be unveiled in an awards programme screened by RTÉ later that evening (7pm).

"Due to the ongoing challenges with Covid, the GAA, and the GPA, along with partners PwC, have taken the decision to cancel this year’s All-Star, Joe McDonagh Cup Team of the Year and Champion 15 Team of the Year banquet originally planned for the Convention Centre Dublin on Friday December 10," a GAA statement reads.

"This decision has been taken with health and safety in mind.

"An awards programme will be broadcast on Friday December 10th, from 19:00 to 20:30 on RTÉ Two."


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