Monaghan’s Fergal Rafter and Cavan’s Diarmaid Carney have been nominated for the 2019 Champion 15 team.
The GAA and the GPA have announced 45 nominees based on their outstanding performances in this year’s Ring, Rackard and Meagher Hurling Championships.
The Champion 15 selection will be awarded as part of the PwC All-Stars event in Dublin’s Convention Centre on Friday 1st November.
Leitrim’s victory in the Lory Meagher Final sees them claim five spots with captain Declan Molloy seeking a second consecutive Champion 15 award.
Lancashire’s Ronan Crowley also makes the cut after scoring 1-9 in their final defeat to Leitrim. In all 20 counties feature on the list of 45.
Christy Ring Champions Meath are well represented with six nominees while beaten finalists Down have four nominees. The six other competing counties in the competition are also represented.
Eight counties from the Nicky Rackard Championship make the shortlist with Sligo taking four places after their title success.
GAA President John Horan said: “Congratulations to all 45 players who have been named on the nominations list.
“I am delighted to see the excellence of these players honoured and their inclusion on the list of 45 is an acknowledgement of their committment to the game and some of the superb matches they featured in over the course of the summer.
“I wish them all well and look forward to the announcement of the final selection.”
The Champion 15 Nominations are;
|Armagh (Nicky Rackard Cup)||Simon Doherty|
|Cavan (Lory Meagher Cup)||Diarmaid Carney|
|Derry (Christy Ring Cup)||Brian Óg McGilligan|
|Donegal (Christy Ring Cup)||Danny Cullen|
|Down (Christy Ring Cup)||Stephen Keith|
|Fermanagh (Lory Meagher Cup)||John Duffy|
|Kildare (Christy Ring Cup)||James Burke|
|Lancashire (Lory Meagher Cup)||Darren Crowley|
|Leitrim (Lory Meagher Cup)||James Glancy|
|London (Christy Ring Cup)||Shane Lawless|
|Longford (Nicky Rackard Cup)||David Buckley|
|Louth (Nicky Rackard Cup)||Darren Geoghegan|
|Mayo (Nicky Rackard Cup)||Shane Boland|
|Meath (Christy Ring Cup)||Shane Brennan|
|Monaghan (Nicky Rackard Cup)||Fergal Rafter|
|Roscommon (Christy Ring Cup)||Cathal Dolan|
|Sligo (Nicky Rackard Cup)||Gerard O’Kelly-Lynch|
|Tyrone (Nicky Rackard Cup)||Damian Casey|
|Warwickshire (Nicky Rackard Cup)||Willie Allen|
|Wicklow (Christy Ring Cup)||John Henderson|