Six members of the All-Ireland winning Kilkenny hurling team have been named today as Vodafone GAA All Stars for 2007.
The All Stars, chosen by the country's leading GAA journalists, were announced by GAA President Nickey Brennan following the selection meeting at Dublin's Westbury Hotel.
The awards will be presented on Friday night at the gala All Stars banquet in the City West Hotel during which the Vodafone GAA Football All Stars of 2007 will be announced during the hour long live broadcast of the event on RTE One at the earlier time of 7.00pm.
The Footballer and Hurler of the Year will also be announced on Friday night as well as the winners of the Young Footballer and Young Hurler of the Year awards.
Seven players receive All Stars for the first time and four counties are represented in the list of 15 players.
The Vodafone GAA Hurling All Stars for 2007 are:
Goalkeeper: Brian Murray (Limerick) 1st award
Right Full Back: Michael Kavanagh (Kilkenny) 3rd (2002, 2003)
Full Back: Declan Fanning (Tipperary) 1st
Left Full Back: Jackie Tyrrell (Kilkenny) 1st
Right Half Back: Tommy Walsh (Kilkenny) 5 th (2003, 2004, 2005, 2006)
Centre Half Back: Ken McGrath (Waterford) 3rd (2002, 2004)
Left Half Back: Tony Browne (Waterford) 3rd (1998, 2006)
Midfield: Michael Walsh (Waterford) 1st, James Fitzpatrick (Kilkenny) 2nd (2006)
Right Half Forward: Dan Shanahan ( Waterford) 3rd (2004, 2006)
Centre Half Forward: Ollie Moran ( Limerick) 1st
Left Half Forward: Stephen Molumphy ( Waterford) 1st
Right Full Forward: Andrew O'Shaughnessy (Limerick) 1st
Full Forward: Henry Shefflin (Kilkenny) 7th (2000, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06)
Left Full Forward: Eddie Brennan 3 rd (2003, 2006)