Derry duo named on All-Star football team

TWO of Derry’s Ulster winning team have been listed on the All-Star team of the year.

Rory Gallagher’s side took home the Anglo Celt Cup for the first time since 1998 before bowing out to Galway in the All-Ireland semi-final.

Skipper Chrissy McKaigue – who has played 113 times for Derry – and midfielder Conor Glass were on the team released on Thursday morning and are the only Ulster players listed.

Derry’s Ethan Doherty has also been nominated for Player of the Year.

All three Derry players lined out in Sunday’s Derry SFC final with Glen going on to retain their title.

McKaigue is Sleacht Néill’s first ever All-Star, while Glass is Glen’s first since Enda Gormley’s back to back awards of 1992 and 1993.

MAESTRO…Conor Glass is named at midfield with Cillian McDaid

All-Ireland champions Kerry have seven in the team including Player of the Year contender David Clifford and his brother Paudie.

McKaigue and Glass are the first Derry players selected since 2007 when Kevin McCloy and Paddy Bradley made the cut.

The hurling team and the winners from the various Player of the Year categories will be announced live on the night.

1. Shane Ryan (Rathmore, Kerry)
2. Chrissy McKaigue (Sleacht Néill, Derry)
3. Jason Foley (Ballydonoghue, Kerry)
4. Liam Silke (Corofin, Galway)
5. Tadhg Morley (Templenoe, Kerry)
6. John Daly (Mountbellew Moylough, Galway)
7. Gavin White (Dr.Crokes, Kerry)
8. Conor Glass (Glen, Derry)
9. Cillian McDaid (Monivea-Abbey, Galway)
10. Paudie Clifford (Fossa, Kerry)
11. Sean O’Shea (Kenmare Shamrocks, Kerry)
12. Ciarán Kilkenny (Castleknock, Dublin)
13. David Clifford (Fossa, Kerry)
14. Damien Comer (Annaghdown, Galway)
15. Shane Walsh (Kilmacud Crokes, Galway)

PwC GAA/GPA Footballer of the Year nominees
David Clifford (Kerry)
Cillian McDaid (Galway)
Shane Walsh (Galway)
PwC GAA/GPA Young Footballer of the Year nominees
Lee Gannon (Dublin)
Ethan Doherty (Derry)
Jack Glynn (Galway)

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