The nominees for the 2020 PwC Hurling All-Stars have been revealed, with Limerick unsurprisingly dominating the list.
The All-Ireland champions have 14 players nominated and are sure to make up the bulk of the team having gone undefeated in all competitions in 2020.
Waterford have ten nominees, with Galway and Kilkenny coming in with seven and five respectively. Tipperary, Dublin, Clare, and Cork also have players on the list.
There is plenty of variety in the race for the PwC GAA/GPA Hurler of the Year award, with Limerick's Gearóid Hegarty, Clare's Tony Kelly and Waterford's Stephen Bennett battling it out for the individual honour.
Waterford’s Iarlaith Daly, Tipperary’s Jake Morris, and Kilkenny's Eoin Cody are nominated for the the PwC GAA/GPA Young Hurler of the Year Award.
The PwC GAA/GPA Young Hurler of the Year Award nominees have been named. It’s between @KilkennyCLG’s Eoin Cody (Ballyhale Shamrocks), @WaterfordGAA’s Iarlaith Daly (Lismore) and @TipperaryGAA’s Jake Morris (Nenagh Éire Óg) #PwCAllStars pic.twitter.com/U1rS0AIlTK
— The GAA (@officialgaa) January 16, 2021
Here is the full list of nominees:
Goalkeepers: Stephen O’Keeffe (Waterford), Nickie Quaid (Limerick), Eibhear Quilligan (Clare).
Defenders: Seán Finn (Limerick), Dan Morrissey (Limerick), Barry Nash (Limerick), Diarmuid Byrnes (Limerick), Declan Hannon (Limerick), Kyle Hayes (Limerick), Conor Prunty (Waterford), Shane McNulty (Waterford), Calum Lyons (Waterford), Tadhg De Burcá (Waterford), Daithí Burke (Galway), Aidan Harte (Galway), Pádraic Mannion (Galway), Conor Delaney (Kilkenny), Padraig Walsh (Kilkenny), Rory Hayes (Clare), Mark Coleman (Cork), Ronan Maher (Tipperary).
Midfielders: Will O’Donoghue (Limerick), Cian Lynch (Limerick), Jamie Barron (Waterford), Tony Kelly (Clare), Michael Breen (Tipperary), Conor Browne (Kilkenny).
Forwards: Gearóid Hegarty (Limerick), Tom Morrissey (Limerick), Aaron Gillane (Limerick), Seamus Flanagan (Limerick), Graeme Mulcahy (Limerick), Stephen Bennett (Waterford), Dessie Hutchinson (Waterford), Austin Gleeson (Waterford), Jack Fagan (Waterford), Brian Concannon (Galway), Joe Canning (Galway), Conor Whelan (Galway), Cathal Mannion (Galway), TJ Reid (Kilkenny), John Donnelly (Kilkenny), Donal Burke (Dublin), Cathal Malone (Clare), Shane Kingston (Cork).
The awards will be handed out next month.