12 Kerry players nominated for All Star awards

All-Ireland champions Kerry dominate the nominations for this year's All Star football awards.

Twelve of the players that picked up winners' medals with the Kingdom last Sunday are on the list, including Tadhg Kennelly, who only returned from Australia eights months ago.

All-Ireland runners up Cork have 10 nominations, Tyrone have five and Dublin four.

Elsewhere, Kerry duo Paul Galvin and Tomas O Se are also in the running for the Footballer of the Year award along with Cork's Graham Canty.

The Young Footballer of the Year will be decided between Donegal's Michael Murphy, Cork's Colm O'Neill and Mayo's Aidan O'Shea.

2009 GAA Football All Stars nominations:


Stephen Cluxton (Dublin), Diarmuid Murphy (Kerry), Alan Quirke (Cork)

Full Backs:

Tommy Griffin (Kerry), Tom O'Sullivan (Kerry), Marc Ó Sé (Kerry), Anthony Lynch (Cork), Michael Shields (Cork), Ciarán Hyland (Wicklow), Karl Lacey (Donegal), Johnny McCarthy (Limerick), Justin McMahon (Tyrone)

Half Backs:

Graham Canty (Cork), John Miskella (Cork), Michael McCarthy (Kerry), Tomas Ó Sé (Kerry), Davy Harte (Tyrone), Ryan McMenamin (Tyrone), Barry Cahill (Dublin), Johnny Davey (Sligo), Andy Moran (Mayo)


Dermot Earley (Kildare), Nicholas Murphy (Cork), Alan O'Connor (Cork), Kevin Hughes (Tyrone), John Galvin (Limerick), Séamus Scanlon (Kerry)

Half Forwards:

Paul Galvin (Kerry), Tadhg Kennelly (Kerry), Alan Brogan (Dublin), Leighton Glynn (Wicklow), James Kavanagh (Kildare), Trevor Mortimer (Mayo), Paddy Kelly (Cork), Pearse O'Neill (Cork), Joe Sheridan (Meath)

Full Forwards:

Bernard Brogan (Dublin), Colm Cooper (Kerry), Declan O'Sullivan (Kerry), Tommy Walsh (Kerry), Daniel Goulding (Cork), Michael Murphy (Donegal), Michael McCann (Antrim), Stephen O'Neill (Tyrone), Alan Smith (Kildare)

Footballer of the Year:

Graham Canty (Cork), Paul Galvin (Kerry), Tomas Ó Sé (Kerry)

Young Footballer of the Year:

Michael Murphy (Donegal), Colm O'Neill (Cork), Aidan O'Shea (Mayo)

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