All-Ireland champions Meath lead the way with 14 players on the list of 45 nominees for this year's TG4 Ladies Football All-Star awards awards.

The Royals surged to glory with a stunning victory over Dublin at Croke Park earlier this month, with the beaten finalists rewarded with nine nominations following a season that also saw the Sky Blues collect the Lidl National League Division 1 title.

Cork, who lost out to Meath in a dramatic semi-final after extra-time, have seven nominations, with Mayo providing half a dozen.

There are three nominees from Donegal, two each from Armagh and Galway, and one apiece from Kerry and Waterford.

Five current All-Stars are up for nomination again; namely Meath goalkeeper Monica McGuirk, Cork’s Melissa Duggan, Dublin duo Carla Rowe and Lyndsey Davey and Mayo’s Rachel Kearns.

The 2021 All-Star team will be announced at a gala banquet at Dublin’s Bonnington Hotel on Saturday, 13 November.

The junior, intermediate and senior Players’ Player of the Year award winners will also be announced on the night.

2021 TG4 All-Star nominations


Monica McGuirk (Meath), Ciara Trant (Dublin), Dearbhla Gower (Galway)

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Emma Troy (Meath), Martha Byrne (Dublin), Saoirse Lally (Mayo)


Mary Kate Lynch (Meath), Róisín Phelan (Cork), Evelyn McGinley (Donegal)

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Leah Caffrey (Dublin), Katie Newe (Meath), Eimear Meaney (Cork)

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Erika O’Shea (Cork), Tamara O’Connor (Mayo), Aoibheann Leahy (Meath)


Aoibhín Cleary (Meath), Lauren McConville (Armagh), Nicole McLaughlin (Donegal)

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Melissa Duggan (Cork), Orlagh Nolan (Dublin), Shauna Ennis (Meath)


Lauren Magee (Dublin), Jennifer Dunne (Dublin), Sinéad Cafferky (Mayo), Máire O’Shaughnessy (Meath), Hannah Looney (Cork), Orlagh Lally (Meath)

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Hannah Tyrrell (Dublin), Olivia Divilly (Galway), Orla Byrne (Meath)


Rachel Kearns (Mayo), Lyndsey Davey (Dublin), Stacey Grimes (Meath)

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Niamh O’Sullivan (Meath), Carla Rowe (Dublin), Sarah Rowe (Mayo)

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Aimee Mackin (Armagh), Vikki Wall (Meath), Sadhbh O’Leary (Cork)


Emma Duggan (Meath), Shauna Howley (Mayo), Katie Murray (Waterford)

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Eimear Scally (Cork), Geradline McLaughlin (Donegal), Louise Ní Mhuircheartaigh (Kerry)