DONEGAL Ladies ace Geraldine McLaughlin has missed out on an All-Star once again.
McLaughlin plundered seven goals and 33 points across Donegal’s five Championship games this year, but a TG4 Ladies All-Star has once more eluded the Termon woman.
The Ladies All-Star awards were presented at a banquet in the City West Hotel, Dublin.
2019 represents the fifth time that McLaughlin has been overlooked without getting a final nod, in spite of being one of the country’s most prolific and consistent markswomen.
McLaughlin’s 2019 haul included a stunning 14 points in Donegal’s 0-24 to 2-13 extra-time win over Cavan in the Ulster semi-final. McLaughlin caught fire that night in Killyclogher to inspire Donegal to an Ulster final berth.
In the final, when Donegal soared to a 5-12 to 1-9 success over Armagh, McLaughlin bagged 2-4 – the same total she scored in the opening win over Tyrone.
In the All-Ireland group phase, although Donegal lost against Tyrone and Mayo, the Termon ace scored 2-5 and 1-6 in those games.
Despite being Ulster champions for the third year in a row in 2019, Donegal had no players in the 15 – McLaughlin was the sole nominee from the county.
All-Ireland champions Dublin had seven inclusions on the final team with Niamh Collins, Sinéad Golbrick, Olwen Carey, Siobhan McGrath, Carla Rowe, Niamh McEvoy and Lyndsey Davey selected.
Four players from Galway were chosen, two from Cork and one each for Mayo and Meath.
TG4 Ladies All-Stars: Monica McGuirk (Meath); Sinéad Burke (Galway), Niamh Collins (Dublin), Melissa Duggan (Cork); Nicola Ward (Galway), Sinéad Goldrick (Dublin), Olwen Carey (Dublin); Louise Ward (Galway), Siobhan McGrath (Dublin); Carla Rowe (Dublin), Niamh McEvoy (Dublin), Lyndsey Davey (Dublin); Tracey Leonard (Galway), Rachel Kearns (Mayo), Orla Finn (Cork).Tags: