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13 for Kilkenny, 11 for Tipp, 7 for Limerick and 6 for Cork in 2014 Allstar hurling nominees

The awards will be presented at the annual Allstars banquet on Friday October 24th.

Kilkenny's Paul Murphy and Tipperary's Patrick 'Bonner' Maher are both nominated. Kilkenny's Paul Murphy and Tipperary's Patrick 'Bonner' Maher are both nominated for Allstars Source: Lorraine O'Sullivan/INPHO

ALL-IRELAND CHAMPIONS Kilkenny lead the way with 13 nominations for this year’s GAA-GPA Allstar hurling awards.

The Opel sponsored event also sees beaten finalists Tipperary get 11 nominations while semi-finalists Limerick and Cork have seven and six respectively.

Wexford (3), Dublin (2), Clare, Offaly and Galway (all one each) complete the 45-player list. The awards will be presented at the annual Allstars banquet in Dublin on Friday October 24th.

Four members of last year’s Allstar winning team are nominated on this occasion – Richie McCarthy, Liam Rushe, Patrick Horgan and Conor McGrath.

In all there are 15 players on the shortlist who have previously won Allstar awards with Kilkenny’s JJ Delaney (6) and Jackie Tyrrell (4) both multiple award winners while Rushe, Paul Murphy, Padraic Maher, Noel McGrath, Michael Fennelly, Eoin Larkin and Richie Power all have previously won two awards.

The list of nominees in full is:

Goalkeepers

Darren Gleeson (Tipperary)
Eoin Murphy (Kilkenny)
Alan Nolan (Dublin)

Alan Nolan Dublin's Alan Nolan Source: James Crombie/INPHO

Full-backs

Cathal Barrett (Tipperary)
JJ Delaney (Kilkenny)
Seamus Hickey (Limerick)
Richie McCarthy (Limerick)
Stephen McDonnell (Cork)
Paul Murphy (Kilkenny)
Paddy Stapleton (Tipperary)
Liam Ryan (Wexford)
Jackie Tyrrell (Kilkenny)

Jackie Tyrrell celebrates at the final whistle Kilkenny's Jackie Tyrrell Source: Lorraine O'Sullivan/INPHO

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Half-Backs

Kieran Bergin (Tipperary)
Cillian Buckley (Kilkenny)
Mark Ellis (Cork)
Brendan Maher (Tipperary)
Padraic Maher (Tipperary)
Padraig Walsh (Kilkenny)
Liam Rushe (Dublin)
Lorcan McLoughlin (Cork)
Wayne McNamara (Limerick)

Padraig Walsh consoles Wayne McNamara Kilkenny's Padraig Walsh and Limerick's Wayne McNamara Source: Tommy Grealy/INPHO

Midfielders

Paul Browne (Limerick)
Lee Chin (Wexford)
Conor Fogarty (Kilkenny)
Richie Hogan (Kilkenny)
James Ryan (Limerick)
Shane McGrath (Tipperary)

Shane McGrath and Paul Browne Limerick's Paul Browne and Tipperary's Shane McGrath. Source: Cathal Noonan/INPHO

Half-Forwards

Noel McGrath (Tipperary)
Michael Fennelly (Kilkenny)
Declan Hannon (Limerick)
Conor Lehane (Cork)
Patrick ‘Bonner’ Maher (Tipperary)
John O’Dwyer (Tipperary)
Eoin Larkin (Kilkenny)
TJ Reid (Kilkenny)
Conor Cooney (Galway)

Conor Lehane and Kieran Bergin 17/8/2014 Cork's Conor Lehane and Tipperary's Shane McGrath Source: Cathal Noonan/INPHO

Full-Forwards

Alan Cadogan (Cork)
Seamus Callanan (Tipperary)
Shane Dowling (Limerick)
Patrick Horgan (Cork)
Conor McDonald (Wexford)
Colin Fennelly (Kilkenny)
Richie Power (Kilkenny)
Conor McGrath (Clare)
Brian Carroll (Offaly)

Conor McGrath Clare's Conor McGrath. Source: Cathal Noonan/INPHO

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