Fermanagh’s stellar run to the All-Ireland championship quarter-finals has received recognition in the 2015 GAA GPA All-Star Football Nominations.
Sean Quigley’s high scoring exploits in 2015 see him selected among the nominations. He was top scorer in the league as Fermanagh took promotion from division three and was rated second highest scorer in the championship, but not before some jiggery-pokery had him ousted from joint highest.
Fermanagh had a number of other strong calls for nominations and will perhaps be disappointed not to have more names on the long list. Nevertheless Fermanagh are one of only nine counties represented on the list.
Recently crowned All-Ireland champions Dublin lead the way with 11 nominations and they are followed by defeated All-Ireland finalists Kerry, who collect eight.
The two beaten All-Ireland semi-finalists, Tyrone and Mayo, come next in the pecking order with seven apiece.
Ulster champions Monaghan secure four nominations while their provincial rivals Donegal receive five.
The county has only won three awards in the history of the All-stars, those going to Peter McGinnity in 1982 and Barry Owens in 2004 and 2006.
Full 2015 GAA GPA All-Star Football Nominations
Paul Durcan (Donegal), Brendan Kealy (Kerry), Rory Beggan (Monaghan).
Frank McGlynn (Donegal), Ryan McHugh (Donegal), James McCarthy (Dublin), Cian O’Sullivan (Dublin), Rory O’Carroll (Dublin), Jonny Cooper (Dublin), Jack McCaffrey (Dublin), Philip McMahon (Dublin), Shane Enright (Kerry), Jonathan Lyne (Kerry), Keith Higgins (Mayo), Lee Keegan (Mayo), Chris Barrett (Mayo), Vinny Corey (Monaghan), Karl O’Connell (Monaghan), Cathal McCarron (Tyrone), Ronan McNamee (Tyrone), Ronan McNabb (Tyrone).
Neil Gallagher (Donegal), Brian Fenton (Dublin), Anthony Maher (Kerry), David Moran (Kerry), Tom Parsons (Mayo), Colm Cavanagh (Tyrone).
Michael Murphy (Donegal), Paddy Andrews (Dublin), Bernard Brogan (Dublin), Ciarán Kilkenny (Dublin), Diarmuid Connolly (Dublin), Seán Quigley (Fermanagh), Donnchadh Walsh (Kerry), Paul Geaney (Kerry), James O’Donoghue (Kerry), Donie Kingston (Laois), Cillian O’Connor (Mayo), Diarmuid O’Connor (Mayo), Aidan O’Shea (Mayo), Conor McManus (Monaghan) Peter Harte (Tyrone), Mattie Donnelly (Tyrone), Seán Cavanagh (Tyrone), Kieran Martin (Westmeath)
Player of the Year Nominations
Bernard Brogan (Dublin), Jack McCaffrey (Dublin), Philip McMahon (Dublin).
Young Player of the Year Nominations
Ryan McHugh (Donegal), Diarmuid O’Connor (Mayo), Ryan Wylie (Monaghan).
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