Donegal star Niamh McLaughlin was last night named Senior Players’ Player of the Year at the 2022 TG4 Ladies All-Star Awards.
The Moville woman became the first Donegal player to ever win the award.
She eventually got the nod from Meath’s Emma Duggan and Kerry’s Louise Ní Mhuircheartaigh.
McLaughlin received the award at the glitzy awards which were held at the Bonnington Dublin Hotel.
The 2022 TG4 Ladies Football All-Star team was Monica McGuirk (Meath); Shauna Ennis (Meath), Kayleigh Curran (Kerry), Danielle Caldwell (Mayo); Aishling O’Connell (Kerry), Emma Troy (Meath), Aoibhín Cleary (Meath); Cáit Lynch (Kerry), Niamh McLaughlin (Donegal); Niamh Carmody (Kerry), Emma Duggan (Meath), Shauna Howley (Mayo); Aimee Mackin (Armagh), Stacey Grimes (Meath), Louise Ní Mhuircheartaigh (Kerry).
A total of six Donegal players had been nominated in the senior team category for All Stars.
They also included Nicole McLaughlin, Geraldine McLaughlin and Evelyn McGinley (all Termon) Robert Emmets’ Tanya Kennedy and Moville’s Niamh Hegarty.
All-Ireland champions Meath and runners-up Kerry filled 11 of the 15 places on the 2022 TG4 Ladies Football All-Star team.