Limerick Full House for PwC Hurling All-Stars

All Ireland Champions Limerick have been rewarded with a full 15 nominations on the short-list of 45 revealed this morning for the 2018 PwC All-Star Awards.

The record number of All-Stars from a single county is nine achieved three times by Kilkenny.

Cian Lynch is also nominated for Hurler of the Year alongside last year’s winner Joe Canning and his Galway teammate Padraic Mannion.

Kyle Hayes could make it a clean sweep for the Treaty county if he beats off opposition from Cork due Darragh Fitzgibbon and Mark Coleman.

Every player that started for Limerick in the All Ireland Final is on the list, though substitute Shane Dowling who was the county’s second top scorer through the Championship and was a totem for the team has not been named.

The final 15 that make up the PwC All-Star Hurling team of 2018 will be announced live on RTÉ TV and will be presented with their awards at a gala black-tie banquet in Dublin’s Convention Centre on Friday, November 2nd, 2018.

All Ireland finalists and Leinster champions, Galway, have received 9 nominations. The remainder of the breakdown is Cork 7, Clare 5, Kilkenny 5, Wexford 2 with Dublin and Tipperary receiving 1 nomination each.

The selections were voted on by a committee made up of Gaelic Games correspondents, and chaired by GAA President John Horan.

“Even by its own high standards, the summer of 2018 will live long in the memory as producing one of the greatest hurling seasons of all time,” said Horan.

“Epic contests, sublime skill and sensational scores. Taken in this context, to be nominated for a PwC All-Star hurling award is something very special.”

“I warmly congratulate the 45 players who were lucky enough to make this distinguished short-list and commend all of our players who contributed to handsomely to creating a hurling season we did not want to end.”

“In what was one of the most memorable hurling seasons in recent memory, receiving a PWC All Star nomination is a special accomplishment,” added Gaelic Players Association President Seamus Hickey.

GOALKEEPERS

1. Anthony Nash, Cork
2. Eoin Murphy, Kilkenny
3. Nicky Quaid, Limerick

DEFENDERS

1. Mark Coleman, Cork
2. Colm Spillane, Cork
3. David McInerney, Clare
4. Chris Crummey, Dublin
5. Dáithí Burke, Galway
6. Adrian Tuohy, Galway
7. Aidan Harte, Galway
8. Padraic Mannion, Galway
9. Cillian Buckley, Kilkenny
10. Padraig Walsh, Kilkenny
11. Sean Finn, Limerick
12. Mike Casey, Limerick
13. Richie English, Limerick
14. Diarmaid Byrnes, Limerick
15. Declan Hannon, Limerick
16. Dan Morrissey, Limerick
17. Paudie Foley, Wexford
18. Liam Ryan, Wexford

MIDFIELDERS

1. Colm Galvin, Clare
2. Darragh Fitzgibbon, Cork
3. David Burke, Galway
4. James Maher, Kilkenny
5. Cian Lynch, Limerick
6. Darragh O’Donovan, Limerick

FORWARDS

1. Peter Duggan, Clare
2. John Conlon, Clare
3. Shane O’Donnell, Clare
4. Daniel Kearney, Cork
5. Seamus Harnedy, Cork
6. Pa Horgan, Cork
7. Joe Canning, Galway
8. Conor Whelan, Galway
9. Cathal Mannion, Galway
10. Jonathan Glynn, Galway
11. TJ Reid, Kilkenny
12. Kyle Hayes, Limerick
13. Gearoid Hegarty, Limerick
14. Tom Morrissey, Limerick
15. Aaron Gillane, Limerick
16. Seamus Flanagan, Limerick
17. Graeme Mulcahy, Limerick
18. Jason Forde, Tipperary

PwC GAA/GPA Hurler of the Year Nominees

1. Joe Canning, Galway
2. Padraic Mannion, Galway
3. Cian Lynch, Limerick

PwC GAA/GPA Young Player of the Year in Hurling Nominees

1. Darragh Fitzgibbon, Cork
2. Kyle Hayes, Limerick
3. Mark Coleman, Cork

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