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The nominations for the 2017 Gaelic Football All-Star team have been announced
Dublin and Mayo have two nominees each for Footballer of the Year.

25 of the 45 players nominated come from All-Ireland finalists Dublin and Mayo.

All-Ireland finalists Dublin and Mayo account for more than half of the 45 nominees for the 2017 PwC All-Star football team, with 13 and 12 nominations respectively.

Both sides have representation in every line of the pitch and both have two nominees for 2017 Footballer of the Year, with inter-county players set to decide between goalkeepers Stephen Cluxton and David Clarke, Dublin midfielder James McCarthy and evergreen Mayo forward Andy Moran for the top award.

Elsewhere, All-Ireland semi-finalists Tyrone and Kerry have six and five nominees respectively, with two each from Roscommon, Kildare and Down and one apiece from Monaghan, Donegal and Armagh.

Cork’s Sean Powter and Galway’s Michael Daly have been nominated for the Young Footballer of the Year award alongside runaway favourite Con O’Callaghan, who has also secured an All-Star nomination in the forwards.

The final XV that make up the PwC All-Star Football team of 2017 will be announced live on RTÉ and will be presented with their awards at a gala black-tie banquet in Dublin’s Convention Centre on Friday, November 3.

PwC All-Star Football Nominations

Goalkeepers

Stephen Cluxton (Dublin), David Clarke (Mayo), Niall Morgan (Tyrone)

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Defenders

Jack McCaffrey, Cian O’Sullivan, Michael Fitzsimons, Philip McMahon, John Small, Jonny Cooper (Dublin), Keith Higgins, Lee Keegan, Chris Barrett, Colm Boyle, Brendan Harrison (Mayo), Pádraig Hampsey, Tiernan McCann (Tyrone), Paul Murphy, Tadhg Morley (Kerry), Conor Devanney (Roscommon), Caolan Mooney (Down), Fintan Kelly (Monaghan).

Midfielders

James McCarthy, Brian Fenton (Dublin), Tom Parsons (Mayo), Colm Cavanagh (Tyrone), Enda Smith (Roscommon), Kevin Feely (Kildare).

Forwards

Andy Moran, Kevin McLoughlin, Aidan O’Shea, Jason Doherty, Cillian O’Connor (Mayo), Ciarán Kilkenny, Con O’Callaghan, Paul Mannion, Dean Rock (Dublin), Paul Geaney, Kieran Donaghy, James O’Donoghue (Kerry), Peter Harte, Niall Sludden (Tyrone), Connaire Harrison (Down), Patrick McBrearty (Donegal), Jamie Clarke (Armagh), Daniel Flynn (Kildare).

Footballer of the Year Nominees

Stephen Cluxton (Dublin)

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James McCarthy (Dublin)

Andy Moran (Mayo)

David Clarke (Mayo)

Young Footballer of the Year Nominees

Con O’Callaghan (Dublin)

Seán Powter (Cork)

Michael Daly (Galway)

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