Paul Flynn has become the first Dublin footballer to be selected on the All Stars football team for four years in-a-row.
The GAA and GPA in association with Opel today confirmed the 2014 Football All Stars with three Dubs being named on the team of the year with James McCarthy and Diarmuid Connolly, both for the first time being honoured.
All-Ireland champions Kerry lead the way with five awards after their final success against Donegal.
Paul Murphy, Peter Crowley, David Moran, Kieran Donaghy and James O' Donoghue have all been selected in the 15.
Beaten finalists Donegal receive four awards and the beaten semi-finalists Mayo and Dublin each earn three.
In all there are six first-time recipients with Paul Murphy joined by James McCarthy, Peter Crowley, David Moran, Diarmuid Connolly and Cillian O'Connor, who adds an All Star to the underage awards he has previously collected.
Uachtarán Chumann Lúthchleas Gael Liam Ó Néill congratulated the shortlisted 15.
He said: “It was another superb year for our championships and the 15 footballers named on this team played their part in that, producing superb performances that powered their respective counties' challenges.
“After an All-Ireland medal All Star awards are cherished and the tradition and significance attached to them remind us of legacy that previous winners have left behind.
“I congratulate and laud all of the winners and those who featured on the nominees' list. I'd also like to thank the GPA and Opel for their ongoing support of these awards.”
GPA CEO Dessie Farrell added: “Congratulations to this year's All Star footballers on their contributions to a magnificent season. While the team will always take precedence the award scheme allows us to shine a light on the brilliant individual performances during the year. We look forward to celebrating with the players tomorrow night. Thanks to Opel and Dave Sheeran for their wonderful support of the All-Star awards scheme and to the selection and steering committees for their work in making the difficult choices. Thanks also to Liam O'Neill, Páraic Duffy and the GAA for their support of the awards.”
Dave Sheeran MD Opel Ireland added: “As true fans of the sport and the official car partner of the GAA and GPA, Opel is delighted to acknowledge the individual contributions of this year's Opel sponsored GAA/GPA Football All Stars.
“The 2014 Football season was once again packed with brilliant performances and epic clashes, so congratulations to the 15 players whose stand out performances makes them the well-deserved recipients of this year's award.
The Hurling selection will be announced live on RTÉ television on Friday evening as will the Player of the Year and Young Player of the Year winners in both codes.
2014 GAA/GPA FOOTBALL ALL STARS
1 Paul Durcan (Donegal) 2nd award
2 Paul Murphy (Kerry) 1st
3 Neil McGee (Donegal) 3rd
4 Keith Higgins (Mayo) 3rd
5 James McCarthy (Dublin) 1st
6 Peter Crowley (Kerry) 1st
7 Colm Boyle (Mayo) 2nd
8 Neil Gallagher (Donegal) 2nd
9 David Moran (Kerry) 1st
10 Paul Flynn (Dublin) 4th
11 Michael Murphy (Donegal) 2nd
12 Diarmuid Connolly (Dublin) 1st
13 Cillian O’Connor (Mayo) 1st
14 Kieran Donaghy (Kerry) 3rd
15 James O’Donoghue (Kerry) 2nd
COUNTY BREAKDOWN: Kerry 5, Donegal 4, Dublin 3, Mayo 3
DUBLIN'S FOOTBALL ALL STARS
1974: Paddy Cullen, Seán Doherty, Robbie Kelleher, Paddy Reilly, David Hickey, Jimmy Keaveney
1975: Gay O’Driscoll, Robbie Kelleher, Anton O’Toole
1976: Paddy Cullen, Kevin Moran, Brian Mullins, Anton O’Toole, Tony Hanohoe, David Hickey, Bobby Doyle
1977: Paddy Cullen, Gay O’Driscoll, Robbie Kelleher, Tommy Drumm, Pat O’Neill, Brian Mullins, Anton O’Toole, Bobby Doyle, Jimmy Keaveney
1978: Robbie Kelleher, Tommy Drumm, Jimmy Keaveney
1979: Paddy Cullen, Tommy Drumm, Bernard Brogan
1983: Pat Canavan, Tommy Drumm, Barney Rock, Joe McNally
1984: John O’Leary, PJ Buckley, Barney Rock
1985: John O’Leary, Gerry Hargan, Barney Rock, Tommy Conroy
1987: Kieran Duff
1988: Mick Kennedy, Noel McCaffrey, Kieran Duff
1989: Gerry Hargan
1991: Mick Deegan, Tommy Carr, Keith Barr
1992: Paul Curran, Eamon Heery, Vinnie Murphy
1993: John O’Leary, Dermot Deasy, Charlie Redmond
1994: John O’Leary, Jack Sheedy, Charlie Redmond
1995: John O’ Leary, Paul Curran, Keith Barr, Brian Stynes, Dessie Farrell, Paul Clarke, Charlie Redmond
1996: Paul Curran
1999: Ciarán Whelan
2001: Coman Goggins
2002: Stephen Cluxton, Ray Cosgrove, Paddy Christie
2006: Stephen Cluxton, Alan Brogan
2007: Stephen Cluxton, Barry Cahill, Ciarán Whelan, Alan Brogan
2008: Shane Ryan
2011: Stephen Cluxton, Kevin Nolan, MD MacAuley, Alan Brogan, Paul Flynn, Bernard Brogan
2012: Paul Flynn
2013: Stephen Cluxton, Rory O’Carroll, Cian O’Sullivan, MD Macauley, Paul Flynn, Bernard Brogan
2014: James McCarthy, Paul Flynn, Diarmuid Connolly