All-Ireland and Allianz League champions Kerry have claimed seven slots on the prestigious PwC All-Stars for football 2022.
The star-studded final 15 contains a notable 11 first-time winners as well as a new addition to the distinguished list of father-son winners with Galway defender John Daly following in the footsteps of his father Val who was honoured for the Tribesmen in the 1987 and 1990 seasons.
The breakdown is seven for Kerry, five for Connacht champions and beaten All-Ireland finalists Galway, two for Ulster champions Derry and one for Delaney Cup champions Dublin. Derry veteran Chrissy McKaigue is included in the defence and becomes Slaughtneil’s first-ever All-Star winner in their history.
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Footballer of the Year contender David Clifford collects the fourth PwC All-Star of his career with his brother Paudie again joining him and collecting his second with fellow Kerry attacker Sean O’Shea also collecting an award to go with his 2019 honour. Dublin’s Ciarán Kilkenny wins his fourth PwC All-Star in a row, and his sixth in all, and moves the Castleknock sharpshooter to the same haul as fellow Dub Stephen Cluxton and into the same company as Jack O’Shea, Ger Power and Peter Canavan who also have six.
Tadhg Morley’s selection brings more All-Star glory to the Templenoe club synonymous with the iconic Spillane brothers Pat, Mick and Tom who won 13 between them, and is a first for the Kerry club since Tom Spillane in 1987. This is Galway’s largest representation since 2001 and includes a first All-Star since Tom Naughton in 1974 for Annaghdown courtesy of Damien Comer.
PwC All-Stars Football 2022
Shane Ryan (Rathmore, Kerry)
Chrissy McKaigue (Slaughtneil, Derry)
Jason Foley (Ballydonoghue, Kerry)
Liam Silke (Corofin, Galway)
Tadhg Morley (Templenoe, Kerry)
John Daly (Mountbellew Moylough, Galway)
Gavin White (Dr.Crokes, Kerry)
Conor Glass (Glen, Derry)
Cillian McDaid (Monivea-Abbey, Galway)
Paudie Clifford (Fossa, Kerry)
Sean O’Shea (Kenmare Shamrocks, Kerry)
Ciarán Kilkenny (Castleknock, Dublin)
David Clifford (Fossa, Kerry)
Damien Comer (Annaghdown, Galway)
Shane Walsh (Kilmacud Crokes, Galway)
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PwC GAA/GPA Footballer of the Year nominees
David Clifford (Kerry)
Cillian McDaid (Galway)
Shane Walsh (Galway)
PwC GAA/GPA Young Footballer of the Year nominees
Lee Gannon (Dublin)
Ethan Doherty (Derry)
Jack Glynn (Galway)