All-Ireland champions Kilkenny and beaten finalists Galway lead the list of nominations for this year's Opel GAA GPA All Stars.

Both of the 2015 finalist supply 12 of the 45 nominees for this year's All Star team.

Kilkenny's Shane Prendergast, Walter Walsh and Colin Fennelly as well as Galway's John Hanbury, Aidan Harte and Cyril Donnellan are the players to have started the All-Ireland final to miss out.

The two counties are also well represented for the individual awards, with Kilkenny's TJ Reid and Richie Hogan both nominated for Hurler of the Year alongside Tipperary's Séamus Callanan.

Galway's Jason Flynn and Cathal Mannion are joined on the Young Player Of The Year shortlist by Tadhg de Búrca of Waterford.

Beaten semi-finalists and league champions Waterford have 11 All Star nominees, while Munster champions Tipperary have seven.

Cork, Clare and Dublin, who all had disappointing seasons, provide just one player apiece.

2015 GAA GPA Hurling All-Stars Nominees

Goalkeepers: Colm Callanan (Galway), Eoin Murphy (Kilkenny), Darren Gleeson (Tipperary)

Defenders: Daithí Burke (Galway), Cillian Buckley (Kilkenny), Joey Holden (Kilkenny), Paul Murphy (Kilkenny), Pádraic Walsh (Kilkenny), Johnny Coen (Galway), Iarla Tannian (Galway), Pádraig Mannion (Galway), Kieran Joyce (Kilkenny), Pádraic Maher (Tipperary), Cathal Barrett (Tipperary), James Barry (Tipperary), Noel Connors (Waterford), Tadhg de Búrca (Waterford), Shane Fives (Waterford), Austin Gleeson (Waterford), Barry Coughlan (Waterford), Philip Mahony (Waterford)

Midfielders: Andrew Smith (Galway), David Burke (Galway), Michael Fennelly (Kilkenny), Conor Fogarty (Kilkenny), Kevin Moran (Waterford), Jamie Barron (Waterford)

Forwards: Tony Kelly (Clare), Séamus Harnedy (Cork), Mark Schutte (Dublin), Cathal Mannion (Galway), Jason Flynn (Galway), Jonathan Glynn (Galway), Joe Canning (Galway), Conor Whelan (Galway), Ger Aylward (Kilkenny), TJ Reid (Kilkenny), Eoin Larkin (Kilkenny), Richie Hogan (Kilkenny), Brendan Maher (Tipperary), John O’Dwyer (Tipperary), Séamus Callanan (Tipperary), Colin Dunford (Waterford), Maurice Shanahan (Waterford), Michael Walsh (Waterford)