Canning makes it five All Star awards

Galway hurlers Daithi Burke, Joe Canning, and Padraic Mannion with their All-Star awards at the PwC All Stars 2018 at the Convention Centre in Dublin. 
Photo by Sam Barnes/Sportsfile

Galway hurlers Daithi Burke, Joe Canning, and Padraic Mannion with their All-Star awards at the PwC All Stars 2018 at the Convention Centre in Dublin. Photo by Sam Barnes/Sportsfile

All-Ireland champions Limerick dominated this year's PwC All-Star hurling team, but Galway's Joe Canning claimed a fifth career All-Star.

Canning was again named in the centre forward position, while Galway dual star Daithí Burke bagged his four in a row for All-Star awards at full back, and Hurler of the Year nominee Galway’s Pádraic Mannion was named at wing back.

Limerick claimed six awards; finalist Galway and Cork three, with Clare picking up two awards, and Kilkenny one.

The PwC All-Star team was selected by a panel of senior Gaelic games correspondents and chaired by uachtarán CLG John Horan, while the overall Player of the Year awards were voted on exclusively by inter-county players.

2018 PwC All-Stars Hurling: Goalkeeper, Eoin Murphy (Kilkenny ) previous winner in 2016; Defenders, Sean Finn (Limerick ), Daithí Burke (Galway ) previous winner in 2015/16/17, Richie English (Limerick ), Pádraic Mannion (Galway ) previous winner in 2017, Declan Hannon (Limerick ), Dan Morrissey (Limerick ); Midfielders, Cian Lynch (Limerick ); Darragh Fitzgibbon (Cork ); Forwards, Peter Duggan (Clare ), Joe Canning (Galway ) previous winner in 2008, 2009, 2012, 2017, Seamus Harnedy (Cork ) previous winner in 2013, Patrick Horgan (Cork )previous winner in 2013, 2017, John Conlon (Clare ), Graeme Mulcahy (Limerick ); Players of the year: Hurling, Cian Lynch (Limerick ); Young hurler of the year: Kyle Hayes (Limerick ); Football, Brian Fenton (Dublin ); Young footballer of the year: David Clifford (Kerry ).

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