Cian Lynch has been named Hurler of the Year at PwC All-Star Awards while Brian Fenton is the Footballer of the Year.

The Patrickswell man saw off competition from Galway's Joe Canning and Padraic Mannion to claim the top hurling prize.

Limerick defeated Galway in the All-Ireland final to win their first title since 1973 with Lynch scoring one point in the final.

The 22-year-old, who is nephew of Limerick legend Ciaran Carey, is the ultimate team player and was vital for his side during their successful campaign. 

Fenton was in an all-Dublin shortlist for the Footballer of the Year. He edged out Ciaran Kilkenny and Jack McCaffrey for the award.

Fenton and his Raheny team-mate Brian Howard made history by becoming the first pairing from the same club to both win All-Stars in midfield.

Dublin beat Tyrone on this year's All-Ireland final meaning 25-year-old Fenton has played 27 times in the Championship and never lost. He already has two All-Stars under his belt. 

He scored more from play in a single championship than any other midfielder and has now won four All-Ireland titles.

Kerry's David Clifford won Young Footballer of the Year, while Limerick's Kyle Hayes won Young Hurler of the Year. 

These overall awards are voted on exclusively by inter-county players.