The PwC Football All Stars Awards 2021
Tyrone on top as Red Hand grip the announcement of PwC All-Star Football nominations Tyrone’s stunning end to the football season continues as the Red Hand County is the dominant presence with a full house of 15 names on the PwC All-Star football nominations for 2021 announced today.
There is an impressive spread of 11 different counties listed in the nominations, but it’s the Red Hand’s grip on football that remains the talking point. Goalkeeper Niall Morgan and midfielders Conn Kilpatrick and Brian Kennedy are joined by seven contenders in defence and five men named in contention in the attack.
The O’Neill County will also have a strong interest in the overall awards. A vote from among the ranks of inter-county players will choose between Tyrone All-Ireland winning heroes Conor Meyler and Kieran McGeary as well as Mayo powerhouse Lee Keegan for the PwC GAA/GPA Footballer of the Year award.
Last year Oisín Mullin was the PwC GAA/GPA Young Footballer of the Year. The Mayo defender is again shortlisted in 2021, where he is joined by Galway star Matthew Tierney and Tyrone ace Darragh Canavan on the shortlist. Defeated All-Ireland finalists Mayo have eight nominations vying for a place on every line of the final 15.
PwC All-Stars Football nominations 2021 Goalkeepers- Rob Hennelly (Mayo) Rory Beggan (Monaghan) Niall Morgan (Tyrone)
Defenders – Padraig Hampsey, Peter Harte, Michael McKernan, Ronan McNamee, Kieran McGeary, Conor Meyler Frank Burns (all Tyrone) Stephen Coen, Patrick Durcan, Lee Keegan, Padraig Ó Hóra (all Mayo) Tom O’Sullivan, Gavin White, Brian Ó Beaglaoich (all Kerry) Michael Fitzsimons, Brian Howard (all Dublin) Seán Meehan (Cork) Ryan McAnespie (Monaghan)
Midfielders- Brian Kennedy, Con Kilpatrick (all Tyrone) Matthew Ruane (Mayo) David Moran (Kerry) Oisín O’Neill (Armagh) Brian Fenton (Dublin)
Forwards – Mattie Donnelly, Conor McKenna, Niall Sludden, Darren McCurry, Cathal McShane (all Tyrone) David Clifford, Paudie Clifford, Sean O’Shea (all Kerry) Tommy Conroy, Ryan O’Donoghue (all Mayo) Cormac Costello, Ciaran Kilkenny (all Dublin) Jack McCarron (Monaghan) Daniel Flynn (Kildare) Michael Langan (Donegal) Rian O’Neill (Armagh) Eoin Cleary (Clare) Shane Walsh (Galway)
PwC GAA/GPA Footballer of the Year – Lee Keegan (Mayo), Conor Meyler (Tyrone), Kieran McGeary (Tyrone)
PwC GAA/GPA Young Footballer of the Year nominees – Matthew Tierney (Galway) Oisin Mullin (Mayo) Darragh Canavan (Tyrone)