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Kerry duo and Armagh forward to contest Young Footballer of the Year award

Sean O’Shea, David Clifford and Rian O’Neill are all in the running.

O'Shea, Clifford and O'Neill have all been nominated.
O'Shea, Clifford and O'Neill have all been nominated.
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A PAIR OF star young Kerry forwards and an emerging Armagh attacker have all been shortlisted for the Young Footballer of the Year honour as part of the 2019 GAA-GPA PWC All-Star awards.

Kerry’s Sean O’Shea and David Clifford have been nominated for the award along with Armagh’s Rian O’Neill.

O’Shea and Clifford, who both burst to prominence in the Kerry ranks in 2018, were central figures again this year and progressed further as the Kingdom reached the All-Ireland final.

Kenmare’s O’Shea scored 1-77 during the championship while Fossa player Clifford hit 4-47. Clifford won this award in 2018 and also collected his first All-Star.

The shortlist is completed by Crossmaglen Rangers player Rian O’Neill who was in superb form for Armagh. He struck 3-21, bagging goals in the qualifiers against Monaghan and Mayo.

The nominees were decided by a committee made up of GAA media and chaired by GAA President John Horan. The award will be voted on exclusively by inter-county players.

This year’s All-Star awards take place on Friday 2 November in Dublin’s Convention Centre and will be screened live by RTÉ TV.

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