THE GAA/GPA All Stars squad have departed for Abu Dhabi and Dubai ahead of a football tour.

A 29-strong party representing the 2015 and 2016 All Star winners flew out from Dublin today.

Uachtarán CLG Aogán Ó Fearghail will lead the party which will also include team managers Liam Kearns, Tipperary (2016 team) and Mickey Harte, Tyrone (2015 team).

The highlight of the tour will be at the Zayad Sports City venue in Abu Dhabi when the 2015 and 2016 teams play their exhibition football match, before flying home to Ireland on Monday.

The touring panel is made up of a number of 2015 and 2016 All Stars.

Due to the fact that there are several back-to-back All Stars and a number of others unable to travel, the GAA have called up some additional players. 

2015 GAA/GPA All-Stars Football Team Selection:

Brendan Kealy (Kerry)

Shane Enright (Kerry)

Cian O’Sullivan (Dublin)

Philly McMahon (Dublin)

Anthony Maher (Kerry)

Brian Fenton (Dublin)

Conor McManus (Monaghan)

Donnchadh Walsh (Kerry)

Bernard Brogan (Dublin)

Michael Murphy (Donegal)

Neil Gallagher (Donegal)

Colm Cavanagh (Tyrone)

Kieran Martin (Westmeath)

Karl O’Connell (Monaghan)

Cathal McCarron (Tyrone)

2016 GAA/GPA All-Stars Football Team Selection

David Clarke (Mayo)

Brendan Harrison (Mayo)

Johnny Cooper (Dublin)

Ryan McHugh (Donegal)

Mattie Donnelly (Tyrone)

Peter Harte (Tyrone)

Ciarán Kilkenny (Dublin)

Dean Rock (Dublin)

Michael Quinlivan (Tipperary)

Paul Geaney (Kerry)

Robbie Kiely (Tipperary)

Conor Sweeney (Tipperary)

Peter Acheson (Tipperary)

Declan Kyne (Galway)