Fourteen Kilkenny players on All-Star nomination list

FOURTEEN Kilkenny players have been listed amongst the nominations for All-Stars and the final team will be known at a gala banquet on October 21 in Dublin.

FOURTEEN Kilkenny players have been listed amongst the nominations for All-Stars and the final team will be known at a gala banquet on October 21 in Dublin.

The only player missing out from the All-Ireland winning starting fifteen is Eddie Brennan - who made his first championship start in 2011 in the final but produced a stunning display.

The Hurling All-Stars team, along with the winners of the Player of the Year awards, will be announced at the banquet event at the Convention Centre in Dublin on Friday October 21.

Tipperary and Dublin share ten nominations.

The Hurler of the Month award winners from May to September were also confirmed.

The performances of Michael Fennelly (August) and Tommy Walsh (September) of Kilkenny were also recognised.

2011 OPEL GAA-GPA HURLING ALL-STARS NOMINATIONS:

Goalkeepers: Gary Maguire (Dublin), David Herity (Kilkenny), Brendan Cummins (Tipperary)

Full-Back Line: 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-Back Line: Tommy Walsh (Kilkenny), JJ Delaney (Kilkenny), Pádraic 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), Gearóid Ryan (Tipperary), Johnny McCaffrey (Dublin)

Half-Forward Line: 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-Forward Line: 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)