Donegal has received no less than nine nominations in a list of 45 nominees for this year’s All-Star Football team.
Paul Durcan, Eamonn McGee, Neil McGee, Frank McGlynn, Odhran MacNiallais, Neil Gallagher, Ryan McHugh, Michael Murphy and Paddy McBrearty are also nominated.
Predictably, All-Ireland champions Kerry lead the nominations with 11 hopefuls while Dublin join Donegal in having nine contenders.
Donegal defender Neil McGee is among the three nominees for the player of the year award with Kerry’s O’Donoghue and Dublin’s Diarmuid Connolly the other contenders.
The beaten All-Ireland finalists have two nominees for the young player award with McHugh and McBrearty in contention along with Galway’s Shane Walsh.
2014 All-Star Nominees
Paul Durcan (Donegal), Rory Beggan (Monaghan), Stephen Cluxton (Dublin)
Fionn Fitzgerald (Kerry), Keith Higgins (Mayo), Éamonn McGee (Donegal), Neil McGee (Donegal), Andy Mallon (Armagh), Rory O’Carroll (Dublin), Philip McMahon (Dublin), Paul Murphy (Kerry), Drew Wylie (Monaghan)
Aidan O’Mahony (Kerry), Peter Crowley (Kerry), James McCarthy (Dublin), Frank McGlynn (Donegal), Dessie Mone (Monaghan), Jonny Cooper (Dublin), Colin O’Riordan (Tipperary), Colm Boyle (Mayo), Lee Keegan (Mayo)
Neil Gallagher (Donegal), Michael Darragh Macauley (Dublin), Odhran MacNiallais (Donegal), Anthony Maher (Kerry), David Moran (Kerry), Séamus O’Shea (Mayo)
Johnny Buckley (Kerry), Diarmuid Connolly (Dublin), Paul Flynn (Dublin), Aidan O’Shea (Mayo), Ryan McHugh (Donegal), Michael Murphy (Donegal), Donnchadh Walsh (Kerry), Shane Walsh (Galway), Mark Lynch (Derry)
Kieran Donaghy (Kerry), Paul Geaney (Kerry), Conor McManus (Monaghan), Cillian O’Connor (Mayo), James O’Donoghue (Kerry), Brian Hurley (Cork), Kevin McManamon (Dublin), Tony Kernan (Armagh), Paddy McBrearty (Donegal)
Young Player of the Year Nominations
Ryan McHugh (Donegal), Shane Walsh (Galway), Paddy McBrearty (Donegal)
Player of the Year Nominations
James O’Donoghue (Kerry), Diarmuid Connolly (Dublin), Neil McGee (Donegal)