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Fennelly & Brogan named Players of the Year

Updated: Friday, 21 Oct 2011 23:14

Alan Brogan was named Footballer of the Year Michael Fennelly - Capped a fine year in the black and amber jersey to claim the Hurler of the Year award Henry Shefflin - Pictured with his wife Deirdre picked up All Star No 10 at the Convention Centre Dublin's Kevin McMenamon, Stephen Cluxton, Bernard Brogan and Michael Darragh at the ceremony
Alan Brogan was named Footballer of the Year Michael Fennelly - Capped a fine year in the black and amber jersey to claim the Hurler of the Year award Henry Shefflin - Pictured with his wife Deirdre picked up All Star No 10 at the Convention Centre Dublin's Kevin McMenamon, Stephen Cluxton, Bernard Brogan and Michael Darragh at the ceremony

Michael Fennelly and Alan Brogan have been named GAA GPA Players of the Year, while players from Dublin, Kerry, Donegal, Kildare and Mayo make up the 2011 Football All Star team.

The All-Ireland champions lead the way with six players on this year’s side. Kerry have four, with Colm Cooper winning his seventh award. Donegal, who regained the Ulster title this season, occupy three places, with Kildare and Mayo having a player each on the XV.

Alan Brogan followed in the footsteps of his brother Bernard in 2010, to claim the Footballer of the Year, while Kilkenny’s Michael Fennelly took home the Hurler of the Year award.

The Young Footballer of the Year went to Mayo’s Cillian O’Connor, while Liam Rushe of Dublin was named Young Hurler of the Year.

2011 Hurling All Stars

Other hurling awards saw Shane Nolan of Kerry win the Christy Ring Player of the Year; Donegal’s Niall Campbell was honoured with the Lory Meagher award and Martin Finn from London was the recipient of the Nicky Rackard Player of the Year.

2011 GAA/GPA Football All Stars

Goalkeeper:
Stephen Cluxton (Dublin)

Full backs:
Marc O'Sé (Kerry), Neill McGee (Donegal), Michael Foley (Kildare)

Half backs:
Kevin Cassidy (Donegal), Karl Lacey (Donegal), Kevin Nolan (Dublin)

Midfield:
Bryan Sheehy (Kerry), Michael Darragh Macauley (Dublin)

Half forwards:
Darran O'Sullivan (Kerry), Alan Brogan (Dublin), Paul Flynn (Dublin)

Full forwards:
Colm Cooper (Kerry), Andy Moran (Mayo), Bernard Brogan (Dublin)

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