Dozen All-star nominations for Ulster
Twelve Ladies footballers from Ulster have been nominated for the TG4 O’Neills All-Star awards.
Of the 45 nominees for what will be the 31st annual awards ceremony held at the Citywest Hotel on November 10, nine are from Monaghan, two from Armagh and one from Antrim
The county with the biggest amount of nominations is Cork, with 12.
Monaghan won the National League this year, but lost the Senior Championship semi-final to Cork. However, Armagh and Antrim won the Intermediate and Junior Championships respectively.
LGFA CEO, Helen O’Rourke said: “It has been another great year for ladies football with this fantastic Cork team winning their seventh All Ireland in eight years, Monaghan claimed the League title and Antrim and Armagh brought the Junior and Intermediate titles back to Ulster.
“The nominations reflect the reach of our game with 13 counties represented on the list from all 4 provinces. I would like to congratulate all of the players on their nominations and look forward to seeing them on November 10th.”
2012 Ladies Football All-Stars nominations
Goalkeepers: Ciara McCoy (Antrim), Elaine Harte (Cork), Linda Martin (Monaghan)
Full Backs: Anne Marie Walsh (Cork), Deirdre O’Reilly (Cork), Brid Stack (Cork), Cáit Lynch (Kerry), Aoife Lyons (Kerry), Gráinne McNally (Monaghan), Sharon Courtney (Monaghan), Christina Reilly (Monaghan), Laura Browne (Armagh)
Half Backs: Briege Corkery (Cork), Rena Buckley (Cork), Geraldine O’Flynn (Cork), Julie Brosnan (Kerry), Louise Henchy (Clare), Aoife McAnespie (Monaghan), Gráinne Kenneally (Waterford), Sinéad Burke (Galway), Aislinn Desmond (Kerry)
Midfield: Amanda Casey (Monaghan), Juliet Murphy (Cork), Bernie Breen (Kerry), Caroline O’Hanlon (Armagh), Sinéad Goldrick (Dublin), Gemma Fay (Dublin).
Half Forwards: Fiona McHale (Mayo), Ciara McAnespie (Monaghan), Cora Staunton (Mayo), Sarah Houlihan (Kerry), Doireann O’Sullivan (Cork), Ciara O’Sullivan (Cork), Mary Kirwan (Laois), Michelle Ryan (Waterford), Brianne Leahy (Kildare).
Full Forward: Nollaig Cleary (Cork), Catriona McConnell (Monaghan), Valerie Mulcahy (Cork), Niamh O’Dea (Clare), Louise Ní Mhuircheartaigh, (Kerry), Aine Tighe (Leitrim), Edel Concannon (Galway), Geraldine Conneally (Galway), Niamh Kindlon (Monaghan),