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Brogan favourite to make it two-in-a-row

ALAN BROGAN and Stephen Cluxton will battle it out for the coveted Footballer of the Year. The Dublin duo are joined by Kerry flyer, Darran O'Sullivan, in the three-man nominations list to succeed Bernard Brogan for the gong.

Brogan has been intalled as 4/9 favourite by Boylesports to follow in the footsteps of his younger brother, Bernard, while O'Sullivan is 9/2, with International Rules captain Cluxton available at 11/4.

Another Dub, hurler Liam Rushe, has been nominated for the Young Hurler of the Year gong along with Limerick's Declan Hannon and Pauric Mahony of Waterford while Dublin's James McCarthy has been shortlisted for Young Footballer of the Year.

Powerhouse

Kilkenny's midfield powerhouse, Michael Fennelly, is the short-priced favourites for the Hurler of the Year award after he was nominated alongside Pádraic Maher and Tommy Walsh.

The respective winners will be announced at the All Stars banquet tomorrow week at the Convention Centre in Dublin and a limited number of tickets are now on sale to the general public.

NOMINATIONS
2011 GAA GPA All-Star Footballer of the Year sponsored by Opel: 1 Alan Brogan (Dublin), 2 Darran O'Sullivan (Kerry), 3 Stephen Cluxton (Dublin)

2011 GAA GPA All-Star Young Footballer of the Year sponsored by Opel: 1 Cillian O'Connor (Mayo), 2 James McCarthy (Dublin), 3 Mark McHugh (Donegal)

2011 GAA GPA All-Star Hurler of the Year sponsored by Opel: 1 Michael Fennelly (Kilkenny), 2 Pádraic Maher (Tipperary), 3 Tommy Walsh (Kilkenny)

2011 GAA GPA All-Star Young Hurler of the Year sponsored by Opel: 1 Liam Rushe (Dublin), 2 Declan Hannon (Limerick), 3 Pauric Mahony (Waterford)

2011 GAA GPA Christy Ring Cup Player of the Year sponsored by Opel: 1 Shane Nolan (Kerry), 2 Eamon Kearns (Wicklow)

2011 GAA GPA Nicky Rackard Cup Player of the Year sponsored by Opel: 1 Martin Finn (London), 2 David Dunne (Louth)

2011 GAA GPA Lory Meagher Cup Player of the Year sponsored by Opel:1 Niall Campbell (Donegal), 2 Damian Maguire (Tyrone)