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An All-Star cast with Dub ladies.

Byline: JACKIE CAHILL

BY JACKIE CAHILL DUBLIN'S Noelle Healy was named TG4 senior Players' Player of the Year and was one of six Blues ladies to be named on the All-Star team at the annual banquet on Saturday night.

The St Brigid's player, who also collected her third All-Star, crowned a stellar season by capturing the coveted individual honour at the Citywest Hotel - the first Dublin player to win the senior award.

It was a night of history for Mayo's Cora Staunton who collected a recordequalling 11th award, to draw level with Kerry's Mary Jo Curran at the top of the roll of honour.

Captain Sinead Aherne received a sixth award - making her the most decorated Dublin All-Star recipient in history.

Aherne is joined on the TG4 All-Star team by Dublin team-mates Ciara Trant, Rachel Ruddy, Leah Caffrey, Nicole Owens and Noelle Healy.

Aherne, Caffrey and Healy are the only survivors from the 2016 team, as 2017 All-Ireland senior runners-up Mayo received three awards at the gala banquet.

The TG4 intermediate Players' Player of the Year award went to Tipperary's Aisling McCarthy while Derry's Emma Doherty was voted as the TG4 junior Players' Player of the Year. 2017 TG4 LADIES FOOTBALL ALL-STAR TEAM: Ciara Trant (Dublin); Emma Spillane (Cork), Sarah Tierney (Mayo), Rachel Ruddy (Dublin); Caroline Kelly (Kerry), Ciara Hegarty (Donegal), Leah Caffrey (Dublin); Lorraine Scanlon (Kerry), Aileen Gilroy (Mayo); Aimee Mackin (Armagh), Niamh Hegarty (Donegal), Nicole Owens (Dublin); Sinead Aherne (Dublin), Cora Staunton (Mayo), Noelle Healy (Dublin).

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WINNERS Emma Doherty (junior), Noelle Healy (senior) and Aisling McCarthy (intermediate)

ALL-STARS Dublin's Leah Caffrey, Rachel Ruddy, Noelle Healy, Nicole Owens, Sinead Aherne, and Ciara Trant with their awards

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Title Annotation:Sport
Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:Nov 27, 2017
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