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Aimee Mackin Bags POTY As Dublin Claim 6 All-Stars

The TG4 Ladies Gaelic Football All Star Awards took place at the weekend, with 6 players from the outright champions Dublin in the senior team of the championship including Martha Burke, Sinead Goldrick, Jennifer Dunne, Carla Rowe, Lyndsey Davey and Noelle Healy.

Runners up Cork claimed 4 spots, while Armagh, Galway and Tipperary footballers made up the difference.

Armagh’s Aimee Mackin was rewarded for her exceptional performances in this strangest of seasons with the Senior Player of the Year Award and also the “Cúl na Bliana” (goal of the year) award, recovering from cruciate knee ligament damage to clock up a total of 5-17 in her championship campaign.

Elsewhere Vikki Wall picked up the Player of the Year award in her respective division as Meath dominated the Intermediate Team of the Championship lineup.

Wall spoke as Gaeilge on the “Peil na mBan – Foirne na Bliana – le AIG Insurance” award show last night about her extraordinary displays throughout the 2020 season and also bravely of her experience in being subject to negative comments in relation to her weight as a player in the spotlight.

In the Junior Championship Fermanagh’s Eimear Smyth emerged victorious as the Player of the Year, pipping off stiff competition in teammate Joanne Doonan and also Meadhbh Deeney from Wicklow.

In total 45 players were honored in the ceremony, a fitting tribute to their phenomenal achievements throughout 2020.

Teams in full listed below:

Senior Team of the Championship 

  1. Martina O’Brien – Cork
  2. Martha Byrne – Dublin
  3. Clodagh McCambridge – Armagh
  4. Eimear Meaney – Cork
  5. Melissa Duggan – Cork
  6. Blaithin Mackin – Armagh
  7. Sinead Goldrick – Dublin
  8. Jennifer Dunne – Dublin
  9. Louise Ward – Galway
  10. Carla Rowe – Dublin
  11. Lyndsey Davey – Dublin
  12. Aimee Mackin – Armagh
  13. Áine O’Sullivan – Cork
  14. Aishling Moloney – Tipperary
  15. Noelle Healy – Dublin

Intermediate Team of the Championship 

  1. Monica McGuirk – Meath
  2. Rachel Dillon – Westmeath
  3. Lucy Power – Westmeath
  4. Emma Troy – Meath
  5. Róisín Considine – Clare
  6. Fiona Claffey – Westmeath
  7. Megan Thynne – Meath
  8. Jennifer Higgins – Roscommon
  9. Máire O’Shaughnessy – Meath
  10. Emma Duggan – Meath
  11. Vikki Wall – Meath
  12. Anna Jones – Westmeath
  13. Stacey Grimes – Meath
  14. Niamh O’Dea – Clare
  15. Róisín Byrne – Kildare

Junior Team of the Championship

  1. Shauna Murphy – Fermanagh
  2. Emily Mulhall – Wicklow
  3. Sarah Jane Winders – Wicklow
  4. Rebekah Daly – Limerick
  5. Alanna Conroy – Wicklow
  6. Saoirse Tennyson – Antrim
  7. Sarah McCarville – Fermanagh
  8. Aoife Gorman – Wicklow
  9. Róisín O’Reilly – Fermanagh
  10. Áine Cunningham – Limerick
  11. Laura Hogan – Wicklow
  12. Aisling Maguire – Fermanagh
  13. Eimear Smyth – Fermanagh
  14. Meadhbh Deeney – Wicklow
  15. Marie Kealy – Wicklow

Alanna Cunnane

Alanna is a Journalism student in Dublin City University and is passionate about all sport - in particular Ladies Football and Soccer! Alanna has made contributions to Ocean FM, the Final Whistle, the Sligo Champion and the Connacht Telegraph! She even has hosts her own podcast called 'Are You Still Listening?'
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