All-Ireland champions Limerick boast six names on the 2018 All-Star hurling team of the year.

Goalkeeper Nickie Quaid misses out to Kilkenny's Eoin Muphy, meaning the Treaty just fail to match Galway's haul of seven last year. 

Sean Finn, Richie English, Declan Hannon, Dan Morrissey, Cian Lynch and Graeme Mulcahy all get maiden gongs. 

The Tribesmen, dethroned in the decider by John Kiely's charges, have three representatives: Daithi Burke, Padraic Mannion and the imperious Joe Canning.

Cork also have a trio of All-Stars with midfielder Darragh Fitzgibbon getting a first honour alongside forwards Seamus Harnedy and Patrick Horgan.

Clare pair Peter Duggan and John Conlon compete the 15.

Goalkeeper: Eoin Murphy, Kilkenny (second All-Star)

The Glenmore man is rewarded for another summer of spectacular saves and brilliant distribution. His incredible fitness and conditioning elevates him above of his peers. Murphy is redefining the role of the goalkeeper in the modern game.

Right corner-back: Sean Finn, Limerick (first All-Star)

A real steady Eddie for the Treaty. Rock solid and rarely flustered, 22-year-old Finn was consistently impressive in the run to All-Ireland glory.

Full-back: Daithi Burke, Galway (fourth All-Star)

Another trinket for Burke, who's named on the All-Star team for the fourth year in a row. He had a brilliant battle with John Conlon in the semi-final and replay against Clare.

Left corner-back: Richie English, Limerick (first All-Star)

The Under-21 Hurler of the Year in 2015 suffered some club heartache last Sunday when Doon were beaten Na Piarsaigh in the county final, but it's still been a year to remember for English. 

Right half-back: Padraic Mannion, Galway (second All-Star)

The summer ended with the choking disappointment of an All-Ireland loss but it couldn't dim what was a virtuoso campaign from Mannion. The Sunday Game panel unanimously voted him their player of the year afterwards, with the Ahascragh-Fohenagh shining in the decider on a day when many of his team-mates under-performed.

Centre-back: Declan Hannon, Limerick (first All-Star)

Has spoken about how deeply affected he was by a poor performance against Clare in the 2013 All-Ireland semi-final but those demons were laid to rest. At 25, he was actually one of the elder statesmen in Limerick's youthful side and led by example when sited in a deeper role by John Kiely, in which he excelled.  

Left half-back: Dan Morrissey, Limerick (first All-Star)

Morrissey was somewhat unusual in his side in that he had not tasted any success at underage level - the first medal he won in the green of Limerick was an All-Ireland. Played every minute of the championship, and was named The Sunday Game's man of the match ahead of brother Tom after a superb display in the All-Ireland quarter-final win against Kilkenny.

Midfield: Cian Lynch, Limerick (first All-Star)

Harder, better, stronger, faster - the summer belonged to Cian Lynch who dropped back from the forward line to midfield with devastatingly impressive results. He relished the responsibility of his team funnelling possession through the middle, exhibiting his skills and charisma time after time throughout a relentlessly intense championship.

Midfield: Darragh Fitzgibbon, Cork (first All-Star)

The Charleville 21-year-old pocketed a second Munster winner's medal in July thanks to the Rebels' 2-24 to 3-19 slaying of Clare and only just missed out on playing in an All-Ireland final as Limerick edged an extra-time epic. Announced himself with a strong championship in 2017 and further embellished his reputation this year.  

Right half-forward: Peter Duggan, Clare (first All-Star)

The rangey attacker hit another level this term after a bit of soul searching last winter, when he considered walking away from the panel.

Centre-forward: Joe Canning, Galway (fifth All-Star)

His last-gasp free to force extra-time in the All-Ireland final dropped short to spark wild Limerick celebrations but the Tribesmen only got to within an ass's roar of the Treaty thanks to the Portumna man grabbing the game by the scruff of the neck when his team looked dead and buried. Last year's Player of the Year was as good - maybe even better - in 2018.

Left half-forward: Seamus Harnedy, Cork (second All-Star)

The captain eased some of the agony of the All-Ireland semi-final loss to Limerick by leading Imokilly to Cork club glory for the second year on the bounce last month. Inspirational in the Munster final win against Clare, Harnedy was at the heart of  the Rebels' summer drive.

Right corner-forward: Patrick Horgan, Cork (third All-Star)

It's All-Star number three for the 30-year-old, his county's all-time top Championship scorer. Although Horgan suffered a sixth All-Ireland semi-final loss out of seven when Cork lost to Limerick, he did bag his third provincial title. The Glen Rovers man was prolific all year as one of the seasoned campaigner's in John Meyler's ever improving outfit.

Full-forward: John Conlon, Clare (first All-Star)

A crucial figure in rousing the Banner after the demoralising Munster round-robin defeat to Cork. Conlon made adjustments to his fitness programme and, more notably, his diet - he now blends all his food due to a digestive problem - and has benefited from improved physical fitness.

Left corner-forward: Graeme Mulcahy, Limerick (first All-Star)

Brilliant all championship but really stamped his authority on the All-Ireland final when that game was in the melting pot. The Munster final loss to Clare was the only game all summer he failed to score in. His championship haul of 3-16, all from play, included 1-02 in the final.