Jack McCaffrey’s contribution to Dublin’s incredibly successful 2015 season has been recognized after he won the coveted GAA GPA Player of the Year award.
He scooped the gong at the GAA GPA All-Stars at the Convention Centre in Dublin on Friday night.
Reigning All-Ireland champions Dublin also dominated this year’s GAA GPA All-Stars sponsored by Opel with 7 of Jim Gavin’s men in the 15.
In a list that includes nine first time winners – the most since 10 were nominated in 2012 – Dublin secured four in defence, one at midfield and two in attack.
Defeated All-Ireland champions Kerry come next in the pecking order with four. Brendan Kealy, Shane Enright, Anthony Maher and Donnchadh Walsh all receive awards for what is the first time.
The remaining awards go to Mayo (two - Lee Keegan and Aidan O’Shea), Monaghan (Conor
McManus) and Tyrone (Mattie Donnelly) meaning a total of five teams are represented in the stellar line up.
No 2014 winners are included in the 2015 line up.
2015 GAA GPA Football All-Stars sponsored by Opel
1. Brendan Kealy (Kerry)
2. Shane Enright (Kerry)
3. Rory O'Carroll (Dublin)
4. Philly McMahon (Dublin)
5. Lee Keegan (Mayo)
6. Cian O'Sullivan (Dublin)
7. Jack McCaffrey (Dublin)
8. Brian Fenton (Dublin)
9. Anthony Maher (Kerry)
10. Mattie Donnelly (Tyrone)
11. Ciaran Kilkenny (Dublin)
12. Donnchadh Walsh (Kerry)
13. Conor McManus (Monaghan)
14. Aidan O'Shea (Mayo)
15. Bernard Brogan (Dublin)
2015 Player of the Year Awards
Player of the Year (Football) – Jack McCaffrey (Dublin)
Young Player of the Year (Football) – Diarmuid O’Connor (Mayo)
Player of the Year (Hurling) – TJ Reid (Kilkenny)
Young Player of the Year (Hurling) – Tadhg de Búrca (Waterford)