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Kilkenny take six All Stars

Updated: Friday, 16 Oct 2009 09:03

Henry Shefflin joins fellow county-man DJ Carey and Kerry footballer Pat Spillane at the top of the all-time leaderboard with nine awards GAA President Christy Cooney gives the media a legs-up about the Hurling All Stars
Henry Shefflin joins fellow county-man DJ Carey and Kerry footballer Pat Spillane at the top of the all-time leaderboard with nine awards GAA President Christy Cooney gives the media a legs-up about the Hurling All Stars

Kilkenny have scooped six Vodafone All Star awards for 2009, with Henry Shefflin and Tommy Walsh claiming the honour for the ninth and sixth time respectively.

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Tipperary have received two awards less than the champions, with Padraig Maher, Lar Corbett and Noel McGrath in the team for the first time.

Tipp's Conor O'Mahoney concludes their contingent, winning an All Star for the second successive year.

Waterford's Michael Walsh and John Mullane make their second appearance in the XV, with brothers Ollie and Joe Canning representing Galway.

Dublin midfielder Alan McCrabbe wins his county's first award since Brian McMahon was selected in 1990.

The GAA Hurling Vodafone All Stars for 2009:

Goalkeeper:

1. PJ Ryan (Kilkenny) first award

Full-Backs:

2. Ollie Canning (Galway) fourth award ('01, '03, '05)
3. Padraig Maher (Tipperary) first award
4. Jackie Tyrrell (Kilkenny) third award (07, '08)

Half-Backs:

5. Tommy Walsh (Kilkenny) seventh award in-a-row ('03, '04, '05, '06, '07, '08)
6. Michael Walsh (Waterford) second award ('07)
7. Conor O'Mahony (Tipperary) second award ('08)

Midfield:

8. Michael Rice (Kilkenny) first award
9. Alan McCrabbe (Dublin) first award

Half-Forwards:

10. Lar Corbett (Tipperary) first award
11. Henry Shefflin (Kilkenny) ninth award ('00, '02, '03, '04, '05, '06, '07, '08)
12. Eoin Larkin (Kilkenny) second award ('08)

Full-Forwards:

13. Noel McGrath (Tipperary) first award
14. Joe Canning (Galway) second award ('08)
15. John Mullane (Waterford) second award ('03)

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