After ending their 45-year wait for the Liam MacCarthy in August, Limerick found themselves out ahead of all others as The PwC Hurling All-Stars for 2018 were named tonight.
Responsible for 6 of the 15 players selected in this year's team, it is the greatest ever Limerick representation in an All-Star team. Adding to an already impressive night for the All-Ireland winners, each of Limerick's winners tonight are all first-time All-Stars.
Joe Canning is somewhat more familiar with the whole process; the Galway hurler picking up his fifth such award at tonight's ceremony.
One of only three Galway representatives in the 2018 Hurling All-Stars, Daithí Burke and Pádraic Mannion make up what many may suspect is a slightly underwhelming number of Tribesmen in this year's team.
The last All-Ireland finalist to be afforded such a number was Cork after their 2013 defeat to Clare.
As it happens, both of those counties account for five of the remaining five places available; Darragh Fitzgibbon, Séamus Harnedy and Pat Horgan are among the #15 selected for Cork, while Peter Duggan and John Conlon are the Banner's representation for 2018.
Finally, comes this year's goalkeeper, Kilkenny's Eoin Muprhy. Despite competition from Nicky Quaid and that save, Murphy cements his place as hurling top 'keeper; his second such award and Kilkenny's first since 2016.
The PwC Hurling All-Stars for 2018
1 - Eoin Murphy (Kilkenny)
2 - Seán Finn (Limerick)
3 - Daithí Burke (Galway)
4 - Richie English (Limerick)
5 - Pádraic Mannion (Galway)
6 - Declan Hannon (Limerick)
7 - Dan Morrissey (Limerick)
8 - Cian Lynch (Limerick)
9 - Darragh Fitzgibbon (Cork)
10 - Peter Duggan (Clare)
11 - Joe Canning (Galway)
12 - Séamus Harnedy (Cork)
13 - Patrick Horgan (Cork)
14 - John Conlon (Clare)
15 - Graeme Mulcahy (Limerick)