Kilkenny Hurler Michael Fennelly and Dublin Footballer Alan Brogan have been named GAA GPA Players of the Year.
Dublin’s Liam Rushe was named Young Hurler of the Year with Mayo’s rising star Cillian O’Connor claiming the Young Footballer of the Year title.
The naming of Alan as the footballer of the year emulates the achievements of his brother Bernard who claimed the award in 2010. Other hurling awards handed out on the evening saw Shane Nolan of Kerry win the Christy Ring Player of the Year; Donegal’s Niall Campbell was honoured with the Lory Meagher award and Martin Finn from London was the recipient of the Nicky Rackard Player of the Year.
Meanwhile the 2011 Football All Star team is made up of players from All Ireland winners Dublin, losing finalists Kerry, Ulster Champions Donegal with Kildare and Mayo also featuring.
The All-Ireland champions lead the way with six players on this year’s side while Kerry have four, with Colm Cooper winning his seventh award.
Donegal defensive resolute was rewarded with three player named in the full back and half back positions while Kildare and Mayo having a player each on the fifteen.
2011 GAA/GPA Football All Stars
Stephen Cluxton (Dublin)
Marc O’Sé (Kerry), Neill McGee (Donegal), Michael Foley (Kildare)
Kevin Cassidy (Donegal), Karl Lacey (Donegal), Kevin Nolan (Dublin)
Bryan Sheehy (Kerry), Michael Darragh Macauley (Dublin)
Darran O’Sullivan (Kerry), Alan Brogan (Dublin), Paul Flynn (Dublin)
Colm Cooper (Kerry), Andy Moran (Mayo), Bernard Brogan (Dublin)