All-Ireland football champions Dublin lead the way with 13 after the PwC All-Stars nominations were announced this morning.

Of the XV that started December's All-Ireland final victory over Mayo, Jonny Cooper and Paddy Small missed out. 

Ten different counties are represented with the other provincial champions following the Dubs in line - Mayo (12 nominations), Cavan (7) and Tipperary (4).

Beatean Ulster finalists Donegal have three, Conancht runners-up Galway two and there is one nomination each for Armagh, Cork, Kerry and Limerick - defender Iain Corbett the Treaty's first since 2010.

Also confirmed were the nominations fo the PwC GAA/GPA Footballer of the Year, with Dubs Brian Fention and Ciarán Kilkenny settle to battle it out with Mayo's Cillian O'Connor.

One trophy is certain to be going home with the Connacht champions, as all three nominations for the PwC GAA/GPA Young Footballer of the Year are from Mayo. They are Oisín Mullin, Eoghan McLaughlin and Tommy Conroy.

Only six of last year's XV have been nominated again: There are six players from the 2019 All-Star football side nominated here in Stephen Cluxton, Michael Fitzsimons, Patrick Durcan, Brian Fenton, Con O'Callaghan and Clifford.

Cillian O'Connor is up for the Player of Year award

Congratulating the nominees, Uachtarán CLG John Horan said: "I want to acknowledge all of those who have been chosen among this list of nominees for the PwC All-Stars.

"The 2020 season will go down in history for the backdrop against which it was played, and all of our players deserve great credit for producing the levels of skill and enjoyment we witnessed. Our thanks to PwC for helping ensure those heroics are recognised here."

Paul Flynn, Chief Executive of the GPA said: "Warmest congratulations to all 45 footballers who have been nominated for PwC All-Star Awards for 2020, a year that none of us will ever forget.

"While our games are all about the team, individual recognition through the PwC All-Stars, which are the pinnacle in individual achievement in Gaelic football, is a huge honour. Congratulations also to the nominees for both the PwC Footballer of the Year and the PwC Young Footballer of the Year."

Gaelic Games correspondents from across, print, radio, TV and digital media voted on the players to be included in the list.

The nominations for the hurling All-Star team are expected to be released later today, with the awards set to be handed out at a ceremony next month.

Full list of nominations

Goalkeepers: David Clarke (Mayo), Stephen Cluxton (Dublin), Raymond Galligan (Cavan).

Defenders: Davey Byrne (Dublin), Michael Fitzsimons (Dublin), Eoin Murchan (Dublin), John Small (Dublin), Robbie McDaid (Dublin), Oisín Mullin (Mayo), Eoghan McLaughlin (Mayo), Lee Keegan (Mayo), Chris Barrett (Mayo), Patrick Durcan (Mayo), Ciarán Brady (Cavan), Padraig Faulkner (Cavan), Gerry Smith (Cavan), Kevin Fahy (Tipperary), Bill Maher (Tipperary), Iain Corbett (Limerick), Aidan Forker (Armagh), Peadar Mogan (Donegal).

Midfielders James McCarthy (Dublin), Brian Fenton (Dublin), Colin O’Riordan (Tipperary), Gearóid McKiernan (Cavan), Matthew Ruane (Mayo), Ian Maguire (Cork).

Forwards: Niall Scully (Dublin), Con O’Callaghan (Dublin), Ciarán Kilkenny (Dublin), Dean Rock (Dublin), Seán Bugler (Dublin), Cillian O’Connor (Mayo), Kevin McLoughlin (Mayo), Ryan O’Donoghue (Mayo), Aidan O’Shea (Mayo), Tommy Conroy (Mayo), Martin Reilly (Cavan), Thomas Galligan (Cavan), Shane Walsh (Galway), Paul Conroy (Galway), Michael Langan (Donegal), Ciarán Thompson (Donegal), Conor Sweeney (Tipperary), David Clifford (Kerry).