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Kilkenny and Galway lead the way as 2015 hurling Allstar nominations revealed

The All-Ireland finalists have 12 nominees each.

TJ Reid leads the nominations for Hurler of the Year.
TJ Reid leads the nominations for Hurler of the Year.
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ALL-IRELAND FINALISTS Kilkenny and Galway have each received 12 nominations for the 2015 Allstar hurling awards though Waterford’s strong showing this season has seen the Déise pick up 11 of their own.

Munster champions Tipperary have to settle for seven while Cork (Séamus Harnedy), Clare (Tony Kelly)and Dublin (Mark Schutte) have one each.

Champions Kilkenny also received two of the three nominations for Hurler of the Year with TJ Reid and Richie Hogan — Tipperary’s Séamus Callanan completing the shortlist.

However, it is Galway that dominate the Young Hurler of the Year category with Jason Flynn and Cathal Mannion joined by Tadhg de Búrca of Waterford.

The 2015 GAA GAP Allstar nominations in full:

Goalkeepers
Colm Callanan (Galway), Eoin Murphy (Kilkenny), Darren Gleeson (Tipperary).
Defenders
Daithí Burke (Galway), Cillian Buckley (Kilkenny), Joey Holden (Kilkenny), Paul Murphy (Kilkenny), Pádraic Walsh (Kilkenny), Johnny Coen (Galway), Iarla Tannion (Galway), Pádraig Mannion (Galway), Kieran Joyce (Kilkenny), Pádraic Maher (Tipperary), Cathal Barrett (Tipperary), James Barry (Tipperary), Noel Connors (Waterford), Tadhg de Búrca (Waterford), Shane Fives (Waterford), Austin Gleeson (Waterford), Barry Coughlan (Waterford), Philip Mahony (Waterford).
Midfielders
Andrew Smith (Galway), David Burke (Galway), Michael Fennelly (Kilkenny), Conor Fogarty (Kilkenny), Kevin Moran (Waterford), Jamie Barron (Waterford).
Forwards
Tony Kelly (Clare), Séamus Harnedy (Cork), Mark Schutte (Dublin), Cathal Mannion (Galway), Jason Flynn (Galway), Jonathan Glynn (Galway), Joe Canning (Galway), Conor Whelan (Galway), Ger Aylward (Kilkenny), TJ Reid (Kilkenny), Eoin Larkin (Kilkenny), Richie Hogan (Kilkenny), Brendan Maher (Tipperary), John O’Dwyer (Tipperary), Séamus Callanan (Tipperary), Colin Dunford (Waterford), Maurice Shanahan (Waterford), Michael Walsh (Waterford).

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