Banner lead the way in All Star nominations as Tipp and Galway overlooked
Clare hurlers lead the way with 13 nominations for the 2013 All Stars while Tipperary and Galway will have no representation after early exits from the championship.
Only Pat O’Connor and Cian Dillon from the Clare strating XV at the weekend have been overlooked, while Davy Fitzgerald's men also dominate the Player and Young Player of the Year nominees.
Podge Collins, Tony Kelly and Cork’s inspirational shotstopper Anthony Nash are in the running for the Player of the Year, while the two Banner forwards also make the young Player of the Year shortlist along with teammate David McInerney.
In all seven counties feature, with Cork and Leinster champions Dublin picking up nine nominees andTomas Waters the sole Wexford representation.
Henry Shefflin will be looking for a staggering 12th award and just 13 players from last year have made the cut this time around.
Tipperary and Galway have not received a single nomination between them and should the Premier County and Kilkenny not pick up an award, which could well be the case, it will be the first time in 32 years that neither county will make the final XV.
As well as the two Clare men, Limerick’s Declan Hannon can count himself very unlucky not to make the list. He hit 0-17 from two games in the Munster championship which included frees, a sideline cut, a 65 and five points from play but seems to have paid the price for the defeat to Clare in the semi-final, though the competition in the forward line is severe.
Here is the list in full:
Hurling All Star nominations
Anthony Nash (Cork), Patrick Kelly (Clare), Gary Maguire (Dublin)
David McInerney (Clare), Domhnall O’Donovan (Clare), Richie McCarthy (Limerick), Tom Condon (Limerick), Peter Kelly (Dublin), Shane O’Neill (Cork), Conor O’Sullivan (Cork), Paul Murphy (Kilkenny), Tomás Waters (Wexford)
Brendan Bugler (Clare), Patrick Donnellan (Clare), Liam Rushe (Dublin), Michael Carton (Dublin), Brian Murphy (Cork), Wayne McNamara (Limerick), Gavin O’Mahony (Limerick), Kieran Joyce (Kilkenny), Michael Walsh (Waterford)
Conor Ryan (Clare), Colm Galvin (Clare), Joey Boland (Dublin), Paul Browne (Limerick), Daniel Kearney (Cork), Kevin Moran (Waterford)
Tony Kelly (Clare), John Conlon (Clare), Colin Ryan (Clare), Séamus Harnedy (Cork), Patrick Cronin (Cork), Conal Keaney (Dublin), Danny Sutcliffe (Dublin), James Ryan (Limerick), Eoin Larkin (Kilkenny)
Podge Collins (Clare), Conor McGrath (Clare), Shane O’Donnell (Clare), Patrick Horgan (Cork), Conor Lehane (Cork), Paul Ryan (Dublin), David O’Callaghan (Dublin), Graeme Mulcahy (Limerick), Richie Hogan (Kilkenny)
Nominees for player of year
Tony Kelly (Clare), Anthony Nash (Cork), Podge Collins (Clare)
Nominees for young player of the year
Tony Kelly (Clare), David McInerney (Clare), Podge Collins (Clare)