Donegal’s All-stars reflect on their Championship winning year

At the Conventions Centre in Dublin's North Wall Quay at the weekend Donegal's All Ireland winning team collected eight GAA/GPA Football All-Star Awards.

Charlie Collins spoke to all eight men at the event.

First up was Karl Lacey, he capped off his year by being named Footballer of the year:

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Glenswilly's Neil Gallagher moved from a squad player in 2011 to an All-Star in 2012  - he said it has been an amazing year:

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Gweedore's Neil McGee collected his second All-Star in a row - he said that while he was delighted on a personal level, he was gutted his brother Eamon missed out:

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Paul Durkan collected his first All-Star. Perhaps the highlight of the The Four Masters' mans season was a last Minute save against Tyrone which extended Donegal's run in the competition.

He told Charlie Collin's it was a special moment:

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Frank McGlynn spoke of his pride at bringing an All-Star back to Glenfin - the school teacher said it has been an unbelievable season:

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Colm McFadden was Donegal's top scorer of the championship. He described winning the All-Ireland as the pinnacle of his career:

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Mark McHugh made it an All-Star family affair following in the footsteps of his dad and uncle.

He said he was delighted to keep the tradition going:

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Captain Michael Murphy spoke of his pride at emulating his childhood hero Anthony Molloy.

The Glenswilly Clubman he said the team 'did it' for the people of Donegal:

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