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Cork and Monaghan lead the way at TG4 ladies football Allstar awards

Cork’s Geraldine O’Flynn was crowned Player’s Player of the Year.

Cork's Allstar winners with guest of honour Joanne O'Riordan.
Cork's Allstar winners with guest of honour Joanne O'Riordan.
Image: Sportsfile/Brendan Moran

ALL-IRELAND CHAMPIONS Cork had five winners at last night’s TG4 ladies football Allstar awards at the Citywest Hotel.

Defenders Deirdre O’Reilly and Briege Corkery were honoured along with midfielder Juliet Murphy and attacker Valerie Mulcahy.

Geraldine O’Flynn completed the line-up for Cork as the Portlaoise based secondary school teacher was selected at left half back while she also claimed the Player’s Player of the Year Award after having a vintage year.

Beaten All-Ireland finalists Monaghan had selections on the team in Grainne McNally, Sharon Courtney, Cora Courtney and Caoimhe Mohan.

Cora Staunton collected a remarkable 9th All Star at full forward and was joined by fellow Mayo star, Yvonne Byrne, in goal who received her first award.

Kerry also earned two Allstars as Sarah Houlihan and Louise Ni Muircheartaigh collected their second awards after being previously selected in 2012.

Dublin captain Sinead Goldrick earned her second Allstar at centre-back with Galway’s Annette Clarke completing the selection by being picked at midfield.

It was also announced that Hong Kong will the destination for the 2014 Allstar tour next March.


Cork’s Briege Corkery and Dublin’s Sinead Goldrick
Pic: Brendan Moran/Sportsfile

2013 TG4 All Star Team

1. Yvonne Byrne (Mayo)
2. Grainne McNally (Monaghan)
3. Sharon Courtney (Monaghan)
4. Deirdre O’Reilly (Cork)
5. Briege Corkery (Cork)
6. Sinead Goldrick (Dublin)
7. Geraldine O’Flynn (Cork)
8. Annette Clarke (Galway)
9. Juliet Murphy (Cork)
10. Sarah Houlihan (Kerry)
11. Caoimhe Mohan (Monaghan)
12. Cora Courtney (Monaghan)
13. Valerie Mulcahy (Cork)
14. Cora Staunton (Mayo)
15. Louise Ní Muircheartaigh (Kerry)


The 2013 TG4 Ladies Football All-Star team with guest of honour Joanne O’Riordan
Pic: Brendan Moran/Sportsfile

Here are the individual player of the year awards:

Player’s Player of the Year – Geraldine O’Flynn (Cork)

Intermediate Player’s Player of the Year – Grainne Smith (Cavan)

Junior Player’s Player of the Year – Mairead Daly (Offaly)

Hall of Fame - Mary Jo Curran (Kerry)

Connacht Young Player of the Year – Tess Murtagh (Roscommon)

Ulster Young Player of the Year – Neasa Byrd (Cavan)

Munster Young Player of the Year – Kate Lenehan (Cork)

Leinster Young Player of the Year – Lucy McCartan (Cavan)

In pics: GAA stars turn out for tonight’s AllStar awards

Dublin and Mayo dominate the 2013 Football AllStars

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