Westmeath duo nominated for Player of the Year award
Two Westmeath players have been nominated for the TG4 Intermediate LGFA Players’ Player of the Year award.
Milltown's Sarah Dillon - the player of the match in Westmeath's comprehensive All-Ireland final victory over Wexford - is one of the three nominees, along with Westmeath colleague Lucy McCartan (St Loman's Mullingar).
Dillon was the Intermediate grade’s top scorer in the 2021 championship and she scored 1-6 in the All-Ireland decider.
The other player nominated in the Intermediate category is Clare's Niamh O’Dea. Clare bowed out of the All-Ireland championship with defeat to Westmeath at the quarter-final stage, but O’Dea’s brilliant form has been acknowledged by her peers with a nomination.
The Senior shortlist is comprised entirely of Meath players, with Emma Duggan, Emma Troy and Vikki Wall all nominated.
All three players are also nominated for TG4 All Star awards, with the final 15 to be announced on the night.
Dunboyne's Wall was player of the match in the 2021 TG4 All-Ireland Senior final, in which Meath defeated Dublin. Duggan scored the crucial goal for Meath against Dublin on September 5, while Troy was a tower of strength for the Royal County in defence throughout the historic campaign.
In the Junior grade, there are nominations for Carlow’s Clíodhna Ní Shé, Antrim’s Gráinne McLaughlin and Wicklow’s Marie Kealy.
Ní Shé was top scorer in the 2021 TG4 All-Ireland championships with a total of 9-19, eight points clear of Wicklow’s leading scorer Kealy, with the Garden County ending the season as All-Ireland Junior champions.
The winners will be revealed at the 2021 TG4 All-Star Awards Banquet, in association with Lidl, which will be held at Dublin’s Bonnington Hotel on Saturday, November 13.
The nominees in all three categories have been selected by their fellow players, who could not vote for their own team-mates.
TG4 Senior Players’ Player of the Year Award nominees
Emma Duggan (Meath)
Emma Troy (Meath)
Vikki Wall (Meath)
TG4 Intermediate Players’ Player of the Year Award nominees
Sarah Dillon (Westmeath)
Lucy McCartan (Westmeath)
Niamh O’Dea (Clare)
TG4 Junior Players’ Player of the Year Award nominees
Marie Kealy (Wicklow)
Gráinne McLaughlin (Antrim)
Clíodhna Ní Shé (Carlow)