All Stars Young Footballer of the Year

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The GAA & GPA All Stars Young Footballer of the Year (often called the All Stars Young Footballer of the Year, or simply Young Footballer of the Year) is an annual award given at the end of the Championship season to a young footballer who is adjudged to have been the best in Gaelic football.

Winners listed by year[edit]

Year Player County Club
2017
Con O'Callaghan
Dublin
Cuala
2016
Diarmuid O'Connor
Mayo
Ballintubber
2015
Diarmuid O'Connor
Mayo
Ballintubber
2014
Ryan McHugh[1]
Donegal
Cill Chartha
2013
Jack McCaffrey[2]
Dublin
Clontarf
2012
Cillian O'Connor[3]
Mayo
Ballintuber
2011
Cillian O'Connor[4]
Mayo
Ballintuber
2010
Aidan Walsh[5]
Cork
Kanturk
2009
Michael Murphy[6]
Donegal
Glenswilly
2008
Tommy Walsh
Kerry
Kerins O'Rahilly's
2007
Killian Young
Kerry
Renard
2006
Keith Higgins
Mayo
Ballyhaunis
2005
Aaron Kernan
Armagh
Crossmaglen
2004
Niall Tinney
Fermanagh
Irvinestown
2003
Seán Cavanagh
Tyrone
Moy
2002
Rónán Clarke
Armagh
Pearse Óg
2001
Cormac McAnallen
Tyrone
Eglish St. Patrick's
2000
Joe Bergin
Galway
Mountbellew-Moylough CLG
1999
Philip Clifford
Cork
Bantry Blues
1998
Michael Donnellan
Galway
Dunmore McHales
1997
Mike Frank Russell
Kerry
Laune Rangers

Breakdown of winners[edit]

By county[edit]

County Number of wins Winning years
Mayo colours.PNG Mayo
5
2006, 2011, 2012, 2015, 2016
Gort GAA colours.png Kerry
3
1997, 2007, 2008
Armagh colours.PNG Armagh
2
2002, 2005
Cork colours.PNG Cork
2
1999, 2010
Donegal colours.jpg Donegal
2
2009, 2014
Galway colours.PNG Galway
2
1998, 2000
Derry colours.PNG Tyrone
2
2001, 2003
Dublin colours.PNG Dublin
2
2013, 2017
Limerick colours.PNG Fermanagh
1
2004

By province[edit]

Province Number of wins Winning years
Flag of Ulster.svg Ulster
7
2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2009, 2014
Flag of Connacht.svg Connacht
7
1998, 2000, 2006, 2011, 2012, 2015, 2016
Flag of Munster.svg Munster
5
1997, 1999, 2007, 2008, 2010
Flag of Leinster.svg Leinster
1
2013

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Donegal forward Ryan McHugh wins Young Player award". BBC Sport. 24 October 2014. Retrieved 29 October 2014. 
  2. ^ "MDMA and Tony Kelly scoop top gongs at GAA GPA All Star Awards". Irish Independent. 8 November 2013. Retrieved 18 November 2013. 
  3. ^ "Cillian O'Connor takes Young Footballer of the Year Award again while Galway hurlers scoop 6 All-Stars". Midwest Radio. 27 October 2012. Archived from the original on 18 February 2013. Retrieved 27 October 2012. 
  4. ^ Boyle, Donnchadh (29 February 2012). "O'Connor aiming high with Mayo". Irish Independent. Independent News & Media. Retrieved 29 February 2012. 
  5. ^ "Tipp claim six 2010 GAA Hurling All Stars". GAA.ie. 2010-10-15. Archived from the original on 2010-12-31. Retrieved 2010-10-19. 
  6. ^ Kelly, Liam (28 April 2010). "Murphy rebuffs Nixon: Donegal ace has no intention of leaving for AFL". Irish Independent. Independent News & Media. Retrieved 28 April 2010. 

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