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Dublin pick up 9 All-Star awards after winning six-in-a-row

All-Ireland Football champions Dublin has been rewarded with nine PwC All-Stars awards – tying the all-time record.

Michael Fitzsimons, Brian Fenton, Ciarán Kilkenny, James McCarthy, Con O’Callaghan, Dean Rock, Eoin Murchan, John Small, and Niall Scully were all selected to the annual team for 2020.

Fenton, who is up for his second footballer of the year award in three seasons, has won his fifth All-Star award, and fourth in a row.

Kilkenny, who is also nominated for the best player of the year, picked up his fourth All-Star berth, along with McCarthy.

Fitzsimons, O’Callaghan, and Rock are now three time winners while Eoin Murchan, John Small, and Niall Scully picked up their first All-Star.

Of last year’s All-Stars team, only Fitzsimons, Fenton, and O’Callaghan are included.

In 2020, Dublin won its sixth Sam Maguire Cup in a row, and in the process, received the the joint most amount of All-Star awards the county had ever claimed.

In 2015 and every season between 2017 and 2020, they picked up seven while in 2011, 2013, and 2016, they won six.

It is the second time Dublin has received nine and the first since 1977 while Kerry were the last football team to record nine All-Stars in 1981.

Tyrone (2005) and Donegal (2013) each won eight since.

 

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