Richie and T.J. in line for player of year award

Two Kilkenny stars are in line for the ‘Hurler of the Year’ award following the announcement of the GAA, GPA and Opel nominees for the 2014 hurling All-Stars.

Two Kilkenny stars are in line for the ‘Hurler of the Year’ award following the announcement of the GAA, GPA and Opel nominees for the 2014 hurling All-Stars.

Player of the year nominations - Richie Hogan and T.J. Reid (Kilkenny) and Seamus Callanan (Tipperary).

All-Ireland champions Kilkenny lead the count with 13 players making the shortlist for awards.

This shortlist of nominees was selected by GAA journalists and the awards for the successful 15 candidates, along with the Player of the Year awards, will be made at the All-Star banquet on October 24 in Dublin.

The 2014 hurling nominations are - goalkeepers - Darren Gleeson (Tipperary), Eoin Murphy (Kilkenny), Alan Nolan (Dublin).

Full backs - Cathal Barrett (Tipperary), JJ Delaney (Kilkenny), Séamus Hickey (Limerick), Richie McCarthy (Limerick), Stephen McDonnell (Cork), Paul Murphy (Kilkenny), Paddy Stapleton (Tipperary), Jackie Tyrrell (Kilkenny), Liam Ryan (Wexford).

Half backs - Kieran Bergin (Tipperary), Cillian Buckley (Kilkenny), Mark Ellis (Cork), Brendan Maher (Tipperary), Pádraic Maher (Tipperary), Pádraic Walsh (Kilkenny), Liam Rushe (Dublin), Lorcán McLoughlin (Cork), Wayne McNamara (Limerick).

Midfield - Paul Browne (Limerick), Lee Chin (Wexford), Richie Hogan (Kilkenny), Conor Fogarty (Kilkenny), Shane McGrath (Tipperary), James Ryan (Limerick).

Half forwards - Noel McGrath (Tipperary), Michael Fennelly (Kilkenny), Declan Hannon (Limerick), Conor Lehane (Cork), Patrick Maher (Tipperary), John O’Dwyer (Tipperary), Eoin Larkin (Kilkenny), TJ Reid (Kilkenny), Conor Cooney (Galway).

Full forwards - Alan Cadogan (Cork), Séamus Callanan (Tipperary), Shane Dowling (Limerick), Patrick Horgan (Cork), Conor McDonald (Wexford), Colin Fennelly (Kilkenny), Richie Power (Kilkenny), Conor McGrath (Clare), Brian Carroll (Offaly).

Young Player of the Year - Cathal Barrett (Tipperary), Shane Dowling (Limerick), Conor McDonald (Wexford).