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Unstoppable Cork dominate All-Star list after their latest All-Ireland triumph

Champions receive 11 nominations, with eight going to runners-up Dublin.

Cork: 11 All-Ireland wins in 12 years.
Cork: 11 All-Ireland wins in 12 years.
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ALL-IRELAND CHAMPIONS Cork lead the way with 11 nominations for the TG4 All-Stars after clinching their 11th title in 12 years.

Rebel legend Briege Corkery is in line to win her 10th football All-Star — but she could be eclipsed by Mayo’s Cora Staunton who is hoping to win a magnificent 11th.

Beaten finalists Dublin have eight nominations while Mayo, Monaghan, Donegal and Waterford all have four apiece, with all three of the Wall sisters — Mairead, Linda and Aileen — representing the Déise.

Seven intermediate players, including three from champions Kildare, are included among the 45-strong list.

The All-Star team will be announced at on 12 November along with the Junior, Intermediate and Senior Players’ Player of the Year, the Provincial Young Players of the Year, and the 2016 inductee into the LGFA Hall of Fame.

2016 TG4 All Star Nominees

Goalkeepers

  • Martina O’Brien (Cork)
  • Mary Hulgraine (Kildare)
  • Noelle Gormley (Sligo)

Defenders

  • Laurie Ryan (Clare)
  • Marie Ambrose (Cork)
  • Vera Foley (Cork)
  • Róisín Phelan (Cork)
  • Deirdre O’Reilly (Cork)
  • Bríd Stack (Cork)
  • Leah Caffrey (Dublin)
  • Olwen Carey (Dublin)
  • Sinead Finnegan (Dublin)
  • Sinead Goldrick (Dublin)
  • Deirdre Foley (Donegal)
  • Ciara Hegarty (Donegal)
  • Sarah Tierney (Mayo)
  • Aoife McAnespie (Monaghan)
  • Gráinne McNally (Monaghan)
  • Jennifer Grant (Tipperary)
  • Linda Wall (Waterford)
  • Mairead Wall (Waterford)

Midfielders

  • Rena Buckley (Cork)
  • Briege Corkery (Cork)
  • Louise Henchy (Clare)
  • Aisling Holton (Kildare)
  • Fiona McHale (Mayo)
  • Sharon Courtney (Monaghan)

Forwards

  • Aisling Doonan (Cavan)
  • Orla Finn (Cork)
  • Ciara O’Sullivan (Cork)
  • Annie Walsh (Cork)
  • Sinead Aherne (Dublin)
  • Lyndsey Davey (Dublin)
  • Noelle Healy (Dublin)
  • Carla Rowe (Dublin)
  • Niamh Hegarty (Donegal)
  • Sarah Houlihan (Kerry)
  • Róisín Byrne (Kildare)
  • Niamh Kelly (Mayo)
  • Cora Staunton (Mayo)
  • Yvonne McMonagle (Donegal)
  • Ciara McAnespie (Monaghan)
  • Maria Delahunty (Waterford)
  • Aileen Wall (Waterford)
  • Leona Archibold (Westmeath)

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Dublin and Mayo lead the way with 11 nominees each for the 2016 GAA-GPA football All-Stars

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