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2009 Hurling Allstars
« on: September 24, 2009, 12:12:48 AM »
Hurling All Star nominations revealed

Kilkenny hurling star Henry Shefflin could join GAA legends DJ Carey and Pat Spillane on nine GAA All Stars after being nominated for the prestigious prize.

Shefflin's Kilkenny team-mate Tommy Walsh received his seventh consecutive nomination.

John Mullane (Waterford), Lar Corbett (Tipperary) and Tommy Walsh (Kilkenny) will battle it out for the Player of the Year accolade, while the Young Player of the Year nominees are Joe Canning (Galway), Padraig Maher (Tipperary) and Noel McGrath (Tipperary).

Beaten All-Ireland SFC finalists Tipperary will take some consolation from the fact that they have one more player nominated than the champions, with all bar two of the Tipperary side that started the Croke Park showdown on the nominations list.

The are 14 first-time nominees on the list: Padraic Maher, Paddy Stapleton, James Woodlock, Pat Kerwick, John O'Brien, Noel McGrath (Tipperary), Stephen Hiney, Alan McCrabbe, David Treacy (Dublin), Fergal Moore, Aengus Callinan (Galway), Gavin O'Mahony (Limerick), Noel Connors (Waterford) and Michael Rice (Kilkenny).

Tipperary's Eoin Kelly has been nominated for his sixth award, while Michael 'Brick' Walsh (Waterford) and Declan Fanning (Tipperary), who were previously selected as All Stars at midfield and full-back respectively, have been nominated for the half-back line this time around.

The GAA All Stars banquet will be held on Friday, 16 October.

The 2009 football nominations will be announced on Thursday.

GAA All Stars, sponsored by Vodafone, Hurling Nominations for 2009:

Goalkeepers:
Brendan Cummins (Tipperary)
PJ Ryan (Kilkenny)
Clinton Hennessy (Waterford)

Full Backs:

JJ Delaney (Kilkenny)
Michael Kavanagh (Kilkenny)
Jackie Tyrrell (Kilkenny)
Padraig Maher (Tipperary)
Paddy Stapleton (Tipperary)
Ollie Canning (Galway)
Fergal Moore (Galway)
Noel Connors (Waterford)
Shane O'Neill (Cork)

Half Backs:
John Tennyson (Kilkenny)
Tommy Walsh (Kilkenny)
Michael Walsh (Waterford)
Tony Browne (Waterford)
Conor O'Mahony (Tipperary)
Declan Fanning (Tipperary)
John Lee (Galway)
Mark Foley (Limerick)
Stephen Hiney (Dublin)

Midfield:
Michael Rice (Kilkenny)
Alan McCrabbe (Dublin)
Shane McGrath (Tipperary)
James Woodlock (Tipperary)
Seamus Hickey (Limerick)
Gavin O'Mahony (Limerick)

Half Forwards:
Eddie Brennan (Kilkenny)
Eoin Larkin (Kilkenny)
Henry Shefflin (Kilkenny)
Seamus Callanan (Tipperary)
Lar Corbett (Tipperary)
Pat Kerwick (Tipperary)
John O'Brien (Tipperary)
Ben O'Connor (Cork)
Aonghus Callinan (Galway)

Full Forwards:
Eoin Kelly (Tipperary)
Noel McGrath (Tipperary)
Joe Canning (Galway)
Damien Hayes (Galway)
Martin Comerford (Kilkenny)
Richie Power (Kilkenny)
David O'Callaghan (Dublin)
David Treacy (Dublin)
John Mullane (Waterford)

Hurler of the Year
Lar Corbett (Tipperary)
John Mullane (Waterford)
Tommy Walsh (Kilkenny)

Young Hurler of the Year
Joe Canning (Galway)
Padraig Maher (Tipperary)
Noel McGrath (Tipperary)

http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/championship/2009/0923/allstar.html

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Re: 2009 Hurling Allstars
« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2009, 10:29:36 AM »
PJ Ryan (Kilkenny)
Ollie Canning (Galway) Padraig Maher (Tipperary) Jackie Tyrrell (Kilkenny)
Tommy Walsh (Kilkenny) Michael Walsh (Waterford) Conor O'Mahony (Tipperary)
Alan McCrabbe (Dublin) Michael Rice (Kilkenny)
Lar Corbett (Tipperary) Henry Shefflin (Kilkenny) Eddie Brennan (Kilkenny)
Noel McGrath (Tipperary) Joe Canning (Galway) John Mullane (Waterford)

Hurler of the Year - Tommy Walsh (Kilkenny)

Young Hurler of the Year - Noel McGrath (Tipperary)
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Re: 2009 Hurling Allstars
« Reply #2 on: September 24, 2009, 02:48:28 PM »
Hopeful mc crabbe might nick one. Would be our first since 1992. Most nominations we've ever had in 4.

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Re: 2009 Hurling Allstars
« Reply #3 on: September 24, 2009, 02:58:23 PM »
Hopeful mc crabbe might nick one. Would be our first since 1992. Most nominations we've ever had in 4.

I think he will get it, deserves it anyway

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Re: 2009 Hurling Allstars
« Reply #4 on: September 24, 2009, 03:12:49 PM »
Midfield is the one area of the field that is up in the air. Rest of it nearly picks itself.
Think croi's team will be it.

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Re: 2009 Hurling Allstars
« Reply #5 on: September 24, 2009, 03:19:03 PM »
Midfield is the one area of the field that is up in the air. Rest of it nearly picks itself.
Think croi's team will be it.

Yeah I'd agree with Croi's team too..

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Re: 2009 Hurling Allstars
« Reply #6 on: September 24, 2009, 03:23:37 PM »
Midfield is the one area of the field that is up in the air. Rest of it nearly picks itself.
Think croi's team will be it.


There was a couple of dilemmas but I think McCrabbe is nailed on for midfield. Shane McGraths form last year would have seen him challenging but not this years.

Declan Fanning pushed Conor O'Mahony, Eoin Larkin pushed Eddie Brennan close and the closest call was between Eoin Kelly, Richie Power and Joe Canning for FF...
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Re: 2009 Hurling Allstars
« Reply #7 on: September 24, 2009, 06:24:50 PM »
Woodlocks nomination shows how weak a year it was for the midfielders. He was better in the final but he rarely lasts the full game for Tipp without getting the hook.
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Re: 2009 Hurling Allstars
« Reply #8 on: September 24, 2009, 10:57:45 PM »
I think the full back line up is one of the weakest for a long time. Jackie Tyrell had a good game on Mullane in the semi but was ordinary enough for the rest of the year although he may well get an award. Eoin Cadogan of Cork unlucky to miss a nomination, MOTM against Tipp. I agree that the midfielders are weak this year and McCrabbe should be nailed on for an award.
Personally I would give hurler of the year to Lar Corbett, top scorer for Tipp and took no frees, how often does that happen? I thought he played very well in every game this year. Tommy Walsh had a great AI final and will probably get the award and would be a fine recipient but on this years championship I believe Corbett was more consistent over the series.

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Re: 2009 Hurling Allstars
« Reply #9 on: September 25, 2009, 02:28:42 PM »
Would agree with the team posted above but I was seriously impressed with Padraic Maher...would there be a case for the above team being given All-Stars and young Maher being named young player of the year???

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Re: 2009 Hurling Allstars
« Reply #10 on: October 07, 2009, 07:11:58 PM »
The nominees for the 2009 Opel GPA Hurling Team of the Year have been announced today by the Gaelic Players Association.

A total of 45 players have been shortlisted for the Team of the Year, while three players also received nominations for the prestigious Opel GPA Hurler of the Year Award.

The shortlist for the Team of the Year includes three players for each position reflecting the dominant role played by the player during the 2009 season.

The list contains players from seven counties including; Kilkenny, Tipperary, Cork, Waterford, Limerick, Dublin and Galway.

The shortlist reflects the most successful counties in this year's championship with All-Ireland champions Kilkenny receiving a total of 11 nominations while losing All-Ireland finalists Tipperary go one better with 12.

Semi-finalists Waterford and Limerick both received four and two nominations respectively while Galway and Dublin both had six players nominated.

The three nominees for the Opel GPA Player of the Year for Hurling, as chosen by the Hurling Selection Committee are: Tommy Walsh (Kilkenny), Lar Corbett (Tipperary) and John Mullane (Waterford).

Dessie Farrell, Chief Executive of the Gaelic Players' Association said: 'Kilkenny's success in achieving an historic four-in-a-row capped a memorable hurling season in which the champions were pushed all the way by Tipperary.

'Last month's All-Ireland final was a testimony to the ambition and dedication of the top two counties this season and this is reflected in their 23 combined nominations. The players will now decide who will be honoured in each position.

'Congratulations to all the nominees, thanks to our selection committee headed by Donal O'Grady and thanks to Opel for their continued support of this unique awards scheme.'

The awards culminate in a Gala Evening on Friday, 6 November in the City West Hotel, Dublin when the Hurling and Football Teams of the Year are presented with their awards on stage and the Opel GPA Hurler and Footballer of the Year are chosen on the night.

Each player on the winning team receives a trophy, €2,500 and a comprehensive set of training and leisure gear. The chosen Hurler and Footballer of the Year each receive an Opel vehicle to the value of €25,000 in addition to the above.

Nominees for Opel GPA Hurling Team of the Year:

1. Brendan Cummins (Tipperary) / Donal Óg Cusack (Cork)/ PJ Ryan (Kilkenny)
2. Ollie Canning (Galway) / Michael Kavanagh (Kilkenny) / Paddy Stapleton (Tipperary)
3. Tomás Brady (Dublin) / JJ Delaney (Kilkenny) / Eoin Cadogan (Cork)
4. Oisín Gough (Dublin) / Shane O'Neill (Cork) /Jackie Tyrrell (Kilkenny)
5. Declan Fanning (Tipperary) / Stephen Hiney (Dublin) / Tommy Walsh (Kilkenny)
6. John Lee (Galway)/ Conor O'Mahony (Tipperary) / Michael Walsh (Waterford)
7. Mark Foley (Limerick) / Padraic Maher (Tipperary) / John Tennyson (Kilkenny)
8/9. Seamus Hickey (Limerick) / Alan McCrabbe (Dublin) / Shane McGrath (Tipperary) /
Stephen Molumphy (Waterford) / Michael Rice (Kilkenny) / James Woodlock (Tipperary)
10. Eddie Brennan Kilkenny / Aonghus Callanan (Galway) / Ben O'Connor Cork
11. Seamus Callanan (Tipperary) /Martin Comerford (Kilkenny) / Cyril Donnellan (Galway)
12. Eoin Larkin (Kilkenny) /John O'Brien (Tipperary) / Andy Smith (Galway)
13. Noel McGrath (Tipperary) /John Mullane (Waterford) / David O'Callagan (Dublin)
14. Joe Canning (Galway) / Eoin Kelly (Tipperary) / Henry Shefflin (Kilkenny)
15. Lar Corbett (Tipperary) / David Treacy (Dublin) / Eoin Kelly (Waterford)

Nominees for Opel GPA Player of the Year for Hurling:

Tommy Walsh (Kilkenny), Lar Corbett (Tipperary) and John Mullane (Waterford).


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Re: 2009 Hurling Allstars
« Reply #11 on: October 08, 2009, 10:13:35 AM »
Interesting match ups from the GPA, I'd go with:

PJ Ryan (Kilkenny)
Ollie Canning (Galway) JJ Delaney (Kilkenny) Jackie Tyrrell (Kilkenny)
Tommy Walsh (Kilkenny) Michael Walsh (Waterford) Padraic Maher (Tipperary)
Alan McCrabbe (Dublin) Michael Rice (Kilkenny)
Eddie Brennan (Kilkenny) Seamus Callanan (Tipperary) Eoin Larkin (Kilkenny)
John Mullane (Waterford) Henry Shefflin (Kilkenny) Lar Corbett (Tipperary)

Player of the Year: Tommy Walsh (Kilkenny)

Shefflin very lucky to make it,  :o never thought I'd hear myself saying that...
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Re: 2009 Hurling Allstars
« Reply #12 on: October 15, 2009, 03:56:53 PM »
Actual Awards just annouced

1. PJ Ryan
2. Ollie Canning (Galway)
3. Padraig Maher (Tipperary)
4. Jackie Tyrrell (Kilkenny)
5. Tommy Walsh (Kilkenny)
6. Michael 'Brick' Walsh (Waterford)
7. Conor O'Mahony (Tipperary)
8. Michael Rice (Kilkenny)
9. Alan McCrabbe (Dublin)
10. Lar Corbett (Tipperary)
11. Henry Shefflin (Kilkenny)
12. Eoin Larkin (Kilkenny)
13. Noel McGrath (Tipperary)
14. Joe Canning (Galway)
15. John Mullane (Waterford)


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Re: 2009 Hurling Allstars
« Reply #13 on: October 15, 2009, 04:05:30 PM »
http://www.vimeo.com/7083254 - the team being announced at the presser

[url]http://www.vimeo.com/7083263]
- the team being announced at the presser

http://www.vimeo.com/7083263 - and there's reaction as well from one of the selectors, tipp man Damian lawlor

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Re: 2009 Hurling Allstars
« Reply #14 on: October 15, 2009, 04:17:19 PM »
Had Shefflin got one in 2001 that would have been 10 in a row !!!!!!!!


2000, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009



2010 ??? Amazing.