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Lynch And McGeary Take Home The Big Ones At PwC All-Star Awards

Lynch And McGeary Take Home The Big Ones At PwC All-Star Awards

On Thursday we found out Limerick achieved a record twelve PwC Hurling All-Star nominations for 2021.

Tonight it was the turn of the footballers - as eight Tyrone men were handed PwC Football All-Stars for their Sam Maguire winning efforts.

As expected - the nominations for PwC GAA/GPA Hurler of the Year were dominated by three Limerick names, with the PwC GAA/GPA Young Hurler of the Year painting a different picture.

Kilkenny, Cork and Clare were represented in the 2021 Young Hurler nominations. Kilkenny's Eoin Cody, Cork's Shane Barrett and Clare's Aidan McCarthy.

The senior award featured three Limerick All-Ireland winning teammates in the running. Seán Finn, Kyle Hayes and Cian Lynch.

Regarding the footballers - it was an All-Ireland final affair between Lee Keegan of Mayo and Tyrone's Kieran McGeary and Conor Meyler.

The young footballer nod pitted last year's winner Oisín Mullin of Mayo against Galway's Matthew Tierney and Tyrone ace Darragh Canavan.

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PwC GAA/GPA Young Hurler of the Year 

8 August 2021; Eoin Cody of Kilkenny during the GAA Hurling All-Ireland Senior Championship semi-final match between Kilkenny and Cork at Croke Park in Dublin. Photo by Harry Murphy/Sportsfile

Eoin Cody made it two years on the trot after being named PwC GAA/GPA Young Hurler of the Year.

The Ballyhale Shamrocks club man is the first hurler to win in it back-to-back since Eoin Kelly in 2001/2002.

Cody was a feature on the All-Ireland semi-finalists - having been beaten by Cork after extra time back in September.

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PwC GAA/GPA Hurler of the Year

22 August 2021; Cian Lynch of Limerick celebrates following the GAA Hurling All-Ireland Senior Championship Final match between Cork and Limerick in Croke Park, Dublin. Photo by Eóin Noonan/Sportsfile

Cian Lynch was named the 2021 PwC GAA/GPA Hurler of the Year - after previously winning the award in 2018.

It's two years on the bounce now that a Limerick man has won it. Gearóid Hegarty was last year's recipient.

Lynch won Limerick's first award three years ago since it started in 1995. It adds to their twelve All-Star nods.

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PwC GAA/GPA Young Footballer of the Year

11 September 2021; Oisín Mullin of Mayo during the GAA Football All-Ireland Senior Championship Final match between Mayo and Tyrone at Croke Park in Dublin. Photo by Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile

Oisín Mullin took home the spoils as he was named the 2021 PwC GAA/GPA Hurler of the Year.

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The Mayo man was a key part of the team that overthrew Dublin's dominance in last year's championship.

It's an interesting one for Mullin - as he's just signed for AFL club Geelong and won't be in a Mayo jersey next year.

PwC GAA/GPA Footballer of the Year

11 September 2021; Kieran McGeary of Tyrone celebrates after the GAA Football All-Ireland Senior Championship Final match between Mayo and Tyrone at Croke Park in Dublin. Photo by Daire Brennan/Sportsfile

Kieran McGeary capped off a remarkable year by being named 2021 PwC GAA/GPA Footballer of the Year.

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In doing so, he becomes the first Tyrone man to win the award for thirteen years, since Seán Cavanagh in 2018.

McGeary made up an All-Star halfback line, joining Peter Harte and fellow nominee Conor Meyler in the All-Star team.

See Also: Tyrone Dominate 2021 PwC Football All-Star Award Winning Team

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