Tyrone pair and Donegal's McHugh secure All-Star spots

Tyrone midfielder Mattie Donnelly holds off Mayo's Aidan O'Shea in the 2016 All-Ireland quarter-final
Tyrone midfielder Mattie Donnelly holds off Mayo's Aidan O'Shea in the 2016 All-Ireland quarter-final

Tyrone duo Mattie Donnelly and Peter Harte have been named in the 2016 Football All-Stars team along with Donegal defender Ryan McHugh.

They are the only Ulster players to make the final 15, which includes six from All-Ireland champions Dublin.

Donnelly is selected in midfielder for a second straight year while team-mate Harte slots in at right half-forward.

McHugh, on the the team for the first time, joins his father Martin and brother Mark in winning an All-Star.

The Brogans, from Dublin, are the only other family to have a father and two sons named as All-Stars.

All-Ireland finalists Mayo pick up four places including goalkeeper David Clarke, who was dropped for the final replay defeat by the Dubs.

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Donegal defender McHugh delighted with All-Stars selection

Munster champions Kerry and surprise All-Ireland semi-finalists Tipperary are the other teams to feature on the list.

Dublin pair Ciaran Kilkenny, Brian Fenton and Mayo's Lee Keegan are in the running for the Footballer of the Year award, which will be announced on Friday night.

GAA/GPA Football All-Stars

David Clarke (Mayo), Brendan Harrison (Mayo), Jonny Cooper (Dublin), Philly McMahon (Dublin), Lee Keegan (Mayo), Colm Boyle (Mayo), Ryan McHugh (Donegal), Brian Fenton (Dublin), Mattie Donnelly (Tyrone), Peter Harte (Tyrone), Diarmuid Connolly (Dublin), Ciaran Kilkenny (Dublin), Dean Rock (Dublin), Michael Quinlivan (Tipperary), Paul Geaney (Kerry).

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