Search icon


21st Sep 2017

David Clarke and Andy Moran up for Footballer of the Year

Dublin and Mayo have two nominees each for Footballer of the Year.

Conor Heneghan

25 of the 45 players nominated for football Al-Stars come from All-Ireland finalists Dublin and Mayo.

Stephen Rochford’s and Jim Gavin’s men account for more than half of the nominees for the 2017 PwC All-Star football team, with Dublin and Mayo boasting 13 and 12 nominations respectively.

Both sides have representation in every line of the pitch and both have two nominees for 2017 Footballer of the Year, with inter-county players set to decide between the following four:

  • Stephen Cluxton
  • David Clarke
  • James McCarthy
  • Andy Moran

Elsewhere, All-Ireland semi-finalists Tyrone and Kerry have six and five nominees respectively, with two each from Roscommon, Kildare and Down and one apiece from Monaghan, Donegal and Armagh.

Cork’s Sean Powter and Galway’s Michael Daly have been nominated for the Young Footballer of the Year award alongside runaway favourite Con O’Callaghan, who has also secured an All-Star nomination in the forwards.

The final XV that make up the PwC All-Star Football team of 2017 will be announced live on RTÉ and will be presented with their awards at a gala black-tie banquet in Dublin’s Convention Centre on Friday, November 3.

PwC All-Star Football Nominations


Stephen Cluxton (Dublin), David Clarke (Mayo), Niall Morgan (Tyrone)


Jack McCaffrey, Cian O’Sullivan, Michael Fitzsimons, Philip McMahon, John Small, Jonny Cooper (Dublin), Keith Higgins, Lee Keegan, Chris Barrett, Colm Boyle, Brendan Harrison (Mayo), Pádraig Hampsey, Tiernan McCann (Tyrone), Paul Murphy, Tadhg Morley (Kerry), Conor Devanney (Roscommon), Caolan Mooney (Down), Fintan Kelly (Monaghan).


James McCarthy, Brian Fenton (Dublin), Tom Parsons (Mayo), Colm Cavanagh (Tyrone), Enda Smith (Roscommon), Kevin Feely (Kildare).


Andy Moran, Kevin McLoughlin, Aidan O’Shea, Jason Doherty, Cillian O’Connor (Mayo), Ciarán Kilkenny, Con O’Callaghan, Paul Mannion, Dean Rock (Dublin), Paul Geaney, Kieran Donaghy, James O’Donoghue (Kerry), Peter Harte, Niall Sludden (Tyrone), Connaire Harrison (Down), Patrick McBrearty (Donegal), Jamie Clarke (Armagh), Daniel Flynn (Kildare).

Footballer of the Year Nominees

Stephen Cluxton (Dublin)

James McCarthy (Dublin)

Andy Moran (Mayo)

David Clarke (Mayo)

Young Footballer of the Year Nominees

Con O’Callaghan (Dublin)

Seán Powter (Cork)

Michael Daly (Galway)

WATCH: Liverpool BOTTLED the title race 🤬 | Who will win the Premier League?