Beaten All-Ireland finalists Galway topped the hurling All-Star list with six players chosen on the team, while Kilkenny's Henry Shefflin was named Hurler of the Year.
Champions Kilkenny had five representatives on the XV selected, while Waterford (2), Clare (1) and Cork (1) were also represented.
Shefflin was named Hurler of the Year as the mercurial forward won his ninth Liam MacCarthy Cup this summer and was named on the elite team for an eleventh time.
Galway’s Johnny Coen received the Young Hurler of the Year award after flourishing for the Tribesmen on their run to the All-Ireland final.
It was also announced this evening that Donegal's Karl Lacey had been awarded the 2012 Footballer of the Year accolade.
2012 GAA / GPA Hurling All-Stars
Goalkeeper: Anthony Nash (Cork)
Full-backs: Paul Murphy (Kilkenny), JJ Delaney (Kilkenny), Fergal Moore (Galway)
Half-backs: Brendan Bugler (Clare), Brian Hogan (Kilkenny), David Collins (Galway)
Midfielders: Iarla Tannion (Galway), Kevin Moran (Waterford)
Half-forwards: TJ Reid (Kilkenny), Henry Shefflin (Kilkenny), Damien Hayes (Galway)
Full-forwards: John Mullane (Waterford), Joe Canning (Galway), David Burke (Galway)
Goalkeeper: Anthony Nash