All-Ireland under-21 champions Waterford unsurprisingly dominate the nominations for the Bord Gáis Energy Team of the Year.

The Déise lead the way with 12 nominees for the side, while they also provide all three of the candidates for the Player of the Year award.

Senior stars Austin Gleeson, Patrick Curran and Stephen Bennett are the three men who will be in contention for the honour.

Waterford scored five goals - including two from Bennett and one from Curran - as they blew Galway away in the decider in Semple Stadium earlier this month.

Leinster champions Dublin have nine nominees for the team, while the Tribesmen and Munster finalists Tipperary provide five each.

There are three nominees apiece from Westmeath, Limerick and Offaly, two from Clare and one each from Cork, Wexford and Antrim.

The team will be announced on Tuesday 4 and Wednesday 5 October.

Full Shortlist:

Goalkeeper: Jordan Henley (Waterford), Brian Hogan (Tipperary), Jonathan Treacy (Dublin)

Right corner back: James Madden (Dublin), William Hahassy (Waterford), Simon Donoghue (Wexford)

Full back: Richie English (Limerick), Conor Gleeson (Waterford), Eoghan O’Donnell (Dublin)

Left corner back: Tom Fox (Tipperary), Paddy Delaney (Offaly), Darragh Lyons (Waterford)

Right half back: Cian MacGabhann (Dublin), Michael Harney (Waterford), Ben Connelly (Offaly)

Centre back: Austin Gleeson (Waterford), Ronan Maher (Tipperary), Liam Varley (Westmeath)

Left half back: Shane Barrett (Dublin), Ben O’Gorman (Clare), Seán Loftus (Galway)

Midfield: Jake Malone (Dublin), Shane Bennett (Waterford), Darragh O’Donovan (Limerick), Ronan Lynch (Limerick), Dan Nevin (Galway), Colm Roche (Waterford)

Right half forward: Seán Treacy (Dublin), Michael Kearney (Waterford), Pa O’Callaghan (Cork)

Centre forward: Brian Molloy (Galway), Andrew Coffey (Tipperary), Tom Devine (Waterford)

Left half forward: Niall Mitchell (Westmeath), Shane Gleeson (Clare), Seán Linnane (Galway)

Right corner forward: Patrick Curran (Waterford), AJ Murphy (Dublin), Eanna Burke (Galway)

Full forward: Stephen Bennett (Waterford), Stephen Quirke (Tipperary), Ciaran Doyle (Westmeath)

Left corner forward: Chris Bennett (Dublin), Emmet Nolan (Offaly), Saul McCaughan (Antrim)