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Four Down players are among the 2010 GAA All Stars

Benny Coulter
Benny Coulter was one of Down's star performers

Four Down players have been named among the 2010 GAA All Stars following the county's run to the All-Ireland Final.

Brendan McVeigh, Daniel Hughes, Martin Clarke and Benny Coulter have all been included in the line-up, along with Tyrone player Philip Jordan.

All-Ireland winners Cork boast four players, Michael Shields, Paudie Kissane, Graham Canty and Aidan Walsh.

Peter Kelly, Charlie Harrison, Paddy Keenan, Johnny Doyle and Bernard Brogan make up the line-up.

Half-forwards Hughes and Clarke were predictable inclusions but centre half-back Kevin McKernan was unfortunate not to be named.

For corner forward Coulter, this was his first-ever All Star and a reward for fine performances against Kerry, Kildare and Cork.

"I honestly didn't know if I was going to get one so I am delighted," said Coulter.

"It's a small consolation - it doesn't make up for losing in the final.

"A lot of people see the All Stars as a big thing and it is good to be recognised.

"I thought Cork would have got one or two more although Kevin McKernan would have been seen as a shoe-in for us. There will be a lot of debate about it."

Jordan has been rewarded for consistent displays for the Ulster champions.

2010 Vodafone GAA Football All Stars: Brendan McVeigh (Down), Peter Kelly (Kildare), Michael Shields (Cork), Charlie Harrison (Sligo), Paidi Kissane (Cork), Graham Canty (Cork), Philip Jordan (Tyrone), Paddy Keenan (Louth), Aidan Walsh (Cork), Daniel Hughes (Down), Martin Clarke (Down), Johnny Doyle (Kildare), Colm Cooper (Kerry), Bernard Brogan (Dublin), Benny Coulter (Down).

see also
Seven Down men named on shortlist
23 Sep 10 |  Gaelic Games
McCartan proud of Down players
19 Sep 10 |  Gaelic Games
Cork 0-16 0-15 Down
19 Sep 10 |  Gaelic Games

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