All-Ireland ladies football finalists Dublin and Galway provide nearly half of the 45 All Star nominees for 2019.

Senior champions Dublin, who made history by claiming a third successive title in front of a record 56,114 attendance at Croke Park, lead the way with 13 nominations, four more than Galway's representation.

Munster Champions Cork, who lost out to the Dubs at the penultimate stage, have been acknowledged with seven All-Star nominations following a season that also saw the Leesiders claim the Lidl National League Division 1 title.

Tipperary, the newly-crowned TG4 All-Ireland Intermediate champions, have two players on the list, a tally matched by Tyrone, while Ulster champions Donegal, Armagh and Meath, the All-Ireland Intermediate Finalists, each have one player nominated.

Seven players from the 2018 All Star team are nominated for awards once again – and six of those are Dublin players, along with Galway's Sinéad Burke, who received a first award last year.

Dublin goalkeeper Ciara Trant (above) is joined on the 2019 list of nominees by team-mates Sinéad Goldrick, Siobhan McGrath, Lauren Magee, All-Ireland final Player of the Match Lyndsey Davey and three-in-a-row winning captain Sinéad Aherne, who was also the Players’ Player of the Year in 2018.

Dublin’s other nominees for 2019 are Éabha Rutledge, Niamh Collins, Martha Byrne, Aoife Kane, Olwen Carey, Carla Rowe and Niamh McEvoy.

Galway centre-forward Megan Glynn

Joining Burke from Galway on the list are goalkeeper Lisa Murphy, the Ward sisters, Nicola and Louise, Olivia Divilly, Megan Glynn, Mairéad Seoighe, captain Tracey Leonard, and her cousin, Róisín Leonard.

Mayo’s nine nominees are Danielle Caldwell, Éilis Ronayne, Ciara McManamon, Ciara Whyte, Sinéad Cafferky, captain Niamh Kelly and her sister, Grace, Sarah Rowe and Rachel Kearns.

Cork, meanwhile, have Eimear Meaney, Hannah Looney, Melissa Duggan, Shauna Kelly, Ashling Hutchings, Eimear Scally and Orla Finn on the list of nominations.

Aishling Moloney has again been a key figure for the Premier County

The efforts of All-Ireland Intermediate final Player of the Match Aishling Moloney and Tipperary team-mate Aisling McCarthy have been recognised with All-Star nominations, while Tyrone have Niamh McGirr and Emma Jane Gervin nominated.

Caroline O’Hanlon (Armagh), Geraldine McLaughlin (Donegal) and goalkeeper Monica McGuirk (Meath) complete the list.

Moloney (nominated for a third successive year), McCarthy and McGuirk are the Intermediate representatives on the 45-player list.

The All Star team will be announced at a gala banquet at the Citywest Hotel on Saturday, 16 November  along with the Junior, Intermediate and Senior Players’ Player of the Year award winners, the Provincial Young Players of the Year and the 2019 inductee into the Ladies Gaelic Football Association (LGFA) Hall of Fame.

2019 TG4 All Star nominations


Ciara Trant (Dublin), Lisa Murphy (Galway), Monica McGuirk (Meath)

Right corner-back

Sinéad Burke (Galway), Eimear Meaney (Cork), Éabha Rutledge (Dublin)


Hannah Looney (Cork), Niamh Collins (Dublin), Danielle Caldwell (Mayo)

Left corner-back

Melissa Duggan (Cork), Martha Byrne (Dublin), Éilis Ronayne (Mayo)

Right half-back

Nicola Ward (Galway), Aoife Kane (Dublin), Shauna Kelly (Cork)


Ashling Hutchings (Cork), Sinéad Goldrick (Dublin), Ciara McManamon (Mayo)

Left half-back

Olwen Carey (Dublin), Ciara Whyte (Mayo), Niamh McGirr (Tyrone)


Lauren Magee (Dublin), Louise Ward (Galway), Caroline O’Hanlon (Armagh), Aisling McCarthy (Tipperary), Siobhan McGrath (Dublin), Emma Jane Gervin (Tyrone)

Right half-forward

Carla Rowe (Dublin), Olivia Divilly (Galway), Sinéad Cafferky (Mayo)


Megan Glynn (Galway), Niamh McEvoy (Dublin), Aishling Moloney (Tipperary)

Left half-forward

Niamh Kelly (Mayo), Lyndsey Davey (Dublin), Mairéad Seoighe (Galway)

Right corner-forward

Sarah Rowe (Mayo), Sinéad Aherne (Dublin), Tracey Leonard (Galway)


Eimear Scally (Cork), Rachel Kearns (Mayo), Geradline McLaughlin (Donegal)

Left corner-forward

Grace Kelly (Mayo), Orla Finn (Cork), Róisín Leonard (Galway)