Donegal’s All-Star Record (1971 to 2022)

Shannon Airport Brian McEniff All-Star Tour

Donegal’s First All-Star Brian McEniff on the US All-Star Tour in 1974

(8th from Left)

We love All-Star history & stats here at All-Star Gazing, so in the run up the 2023 GAA PwC All-Star selections on the 17th November, we are taking a look at the All-Star roll of honour from 1971 to 2022, county by county.

In this post we take a look at Donegal’s All-Star record. Led by Karl Lacey who was selected 4 times, the county has 35 All-Star awards achieved by 22 players. Michael Murphy and Neil McGee have both been selected 3 times. The McHugh family, dad Martin and his two sons Mark and Ryan, share a special record with The Brogans from Dublin, as two sons have followed their father in becoming All-Stars.

Brian McEniff was the first Donegal man to become an All-Star when he was selected on the 2nd All-Star team in 1972.

35 Football All-Star Awards

1972Brian McEniffRight Half Back
1974Donal MonaghanRight Full Back
1983Martin McHughRight Full Forward
1990Joyce McMullanLeft Half Forward
1992Gary WalshGoalkeeper
1992Matt GallagherDefender
1992Martin GaviganDefender
1992Anthony MolloyMidfield
1992Martin McHughForward
1992James McHughForward
1992Tony BoyleForward
1993John Joe DohertyDefender
2002Kevin CassidyDefender
2003Adrian SweeneyForward
2006Karl LaceyFull Backs
2009Karl LaceyFull Backs
2011Neil McGeeFull Backs
2011Kevin CassidyHalf Backs
2011Karl LaceyHalf Backs
2012Paul DurcanGoalkeeper
2012Neil McGeeFull Backs
2012Karl LaceyHalf Backs
2012Frank McGlynnHalf Backs
2012Neil GallagherMidfielders
2012Mark McHughHalf Forwards
2012Michael MurphyFull Forwards
2012Colm McFaddenFull Forwards
2014Paul DurcanGoalkeeper
2014Neil McGeeFull Backs
2014Neil GallagherMidfielders
2014Michael MurphyHalf Forwards
2016Ryan McHughDefender
2018Ryan McHughForward
2019Michael MurphyForward

All-Star Gazing – The Book

For lots more history, stories, photos and the Roll of Honour for every county, checkout ‘All-Star Gazing’ the book which is available to purchase online here:

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