Seamus Callanan has been named PwC GAA/GPA Hurler of the Year For 2019, claiming the gong for the first time.
The Tipperary man was on hand to collect the award at the National Convention Centre this evening, where the PwC All-Star awards were taking place. Callanan beat out competition from Patrick Horgan and TJ Reid for the gong.
It was a remarkable year for the forward, who scored a goal in every championship game. He was a key cog in the Tipp team that demolished Kilkenny in the All-Ireland final, a game in which he played incredibly well.
While this is Callanan's first Hurler of the Year award, there is a strong argument to be made that he should have won the award in 2016. After a dip in form at the start of the decade, the turnaround to end it as the best player in the country is incredible.
Elsewhere, Kilkenny's Adrian Mullen claimed the PwC GAA/GPA Young Hurler of the Year after a very strong season.
It caps off a remarkable year for the player, who contested All-Ireland finals at senior, U20 and club level.
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