All Stars Hurler of the Year
The GAA–GPA All-Star Hurler of the Year is a hurling award presented to the player voted as best in the country by a special selection committee of journalists. It began in 1995 and honours the achievements of a hurler of outstanding excellence.
The award's youngest winner was Tony Kelly, who won at the age of 19 in 2013. He is the only player to have won the GAA-GPA All-Star Young Hurler of the Year award in the same year. Henry Shefflin is the only player to have won the award three times. The oldest winner is also Henry Shefflin, who was 33 when he won in 2012.
In 2011 the Gaelic Athletic Association and the Gaelic Players' Association announced that their respective annual player awards schemes were to merge under the sponsorship of Opel. The first merged awards were presented in 2011.
Hurler of the Year
Breakdown of winners
Winners by county
|County||Number of wins||Winning years|
||2000, 2002, 2003, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015|
||1999, 2004, 2005|
||1998, 2007, 2016|
||1995, 1997, 2013|
- "Clare star Tony Kelly makes history as Hurler of the Year". Irish Mirror. 8 November 2013. Retrieved 15 December 2013.
- "Shefflin scoops third Hurler of the Year Award". GAA website. 26 October 2012. Archived from the original on 15 December 2013. Retrieved 15 December 2013.
- "All Star and GPA awards merger announced". RTÉ Sport. 7 September 2011. Retrieved 16 November 2011.[permanent dead link]
- "Shefflin and Cats steal All Star show". Irish Examiner. 21 October 2011. Retrieved 16 November 2011.
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