Kilkenny dominate the nominations for this year’s hurling All-Star awards, with no less than 13 inter-county players making the shortlist.
They are closely followed by beaten finalists Tipperary who receive 11, and the successful 15 candidates, along with Player of the Year Awards will be made at the All-Star banquet on October 24 in Dublin.
The remainder of the 45 places go to Limerick (7), Cork (6) Wexford (3), Dublin (2) and one apiece for Clare, Offaly and Galway.
The 2014 Hurling Nominations are as follows:
Darren Gleeson (Tipperary), Eoin Murphy (Kilkenny), Alan Nolan (Dublin).
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).
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).
Paul Browne (Limerick), Lee Chin (Wexford), Richie Hogan (Kilkenny), Conor Fogarty (Kilkenny), Shane McGrath (Tipperary), James Ryan (Limerick).
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).
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)
Player of the Year
Richie Hogan (Kilkenny)
Séamus Callanan (Tipperary)
TJ Reid (Kilkenny)