Kilkenny lead All-Star hurling nominations with 14
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All-Ireland champion Kilkenny lead the way with 14 nominations in a 45-strong list for this year's GAA/GPA Hurling All-Star awards.
Eddie Brennan is the only member of Kilkenny's All-Ireland final starting line-up not to be nominated.
Beaten finalists Tipperary and Dublin both have 10 nominations with six Waterford players making the list.
Limerick's improvement earns them three nominations and Galway have two while there is no Ulster representation.
This is the first year of the scheme being jointly run by the GAA and Gaelic Players Association.
Also on Thursday, the scheme's monthly winners were also announced.
Dubin's Conal Keaney picked up the May award and after Tipperary duo Padraich Maher and Lar Corbett won the June and July awards, the August and September winners were Kilkenny's Michael Fennelly and Tommy Walsh.
The final All-Star selection will be announced in Dublin on Friday 21 October.
The nominations were selected by a committee of GAA journalists.
Goalkeepers: Gary Maguire (Dublin), David Herity (Kilkenny), Brendan Cummins (Tipperary).
Full-backs: Paul Murphy (Kilkenny), Niall Corcoran (Dublin), Paul Curran (Tipperary), Peter Kelly (Dublin), Jackie Tyrrell (Kilkenny), Michael Cahill (Tipperary), Tom Condon (Limerick), David Collins (Galway), Noel Hickey (Kilkenny).
Half-backs: Tommy Walsh (Kilkenny), JJ Delaney (Kilkenny), Padraic Maher (Tipperary), Brian Hogan (Kilkenny), Joey Boland (Dublin), Michael Walsh (Waterford), Conor O'Mahony (Tipperary), Shane Durkan (Dublin), Tony Browne (Waterford).
Midfielders: Donal O'Grady (Limerick), Michael Fennelly (Kilkenny), Kevin Moran (Waterford), Liam Rushe (Dublin), Gearoid Ryan (Tipperary), Johnny McCaffrey (Dublin).
Half-forwards: Henry Shefflin (Kilkenny), Richie Power (Kilkenny), Patrick Maher (Tipperary), Conal Keaney (Dublin), Ryan O'Dwyer (Dublin), Declan Hannon (Limerick), Michael Rice (Kilkenny), Noel McGrath (Tipperary), Pauric Mahony (Waterford).
Full-forwards: Lar Corbett (Tipperary), Richie Hogan (Kilkenny), Colin Fennelly (Kilkenny), Paul Ryan (Dublin), Shane Walsh (Waterford), John Mullane (Waterford), Eoin Larkin (Kilkenny), Eoin Kelly (Tipperary), Joe Canning (Galway).