All Stars Young Hurler of the Year

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The Gaelic Athletic Association Gaelic Players Association All Stars Young Hurler of the Year known for sponsorship reasons as the Vodafone Young Hurler of the Year is a hurling award that honours the achievements of a young hurler of outstanding excellence. The award is part of the GAA All Stars Awards, in which a "fantasy team" is picked, comprising the best players from the Hurling Championship. Voting for the award is undertaken by a select group of journalists from television and the print media.[1] The award itself is one of the most prestigious accolades in Gaelic games.To be considered a Young hurler a player must be able to compete in the current year's All-Ireland Under 21 Hurling Championship.[2]

List of Young Hurlers of the Year[edit]

Year Player County Club
2018 Kyle Hayes Limerick Kildimo-Pallaskenry
2017 Conor Whelan Galway Kinvara
2016 Austin Gleeson Waterford Mount Sion
2015 Tadhg de Búrca Waterford Clashmore-Kinsalebeg
2014 Cathal Barrett Tipperary Holycross-Ballycahill
2013 Tony Kelly Clare Ballyea
2012 Johnny Coen Galway Loughrea
2011 Liam Rushe Dublin St Patricks, Palmerstown
2010 Brendan Maher Tipperary Borris-Ileigh
2009 Noel McGrath Tipperary Loughmore-Castleiney
2008 Joe Canning Galway Portumna
2007 Séamus Hickey Limerick Murroe Boher
2006 James "Cha" Fitzpatrick Kilkenny Ballyhale Shamrocks
2005 David Collins Galway Liam Mellows
2004 Brian Murphy Cork Bride Rovers
2003 Setanta Ó hAilpín Cork Na Piarsaigh
2002 Eoin Kelly Tipperary Mullinahone
2001 Eoin Kelly Tipperary Mullinahone
2000 Noel Hickey Kilkenny Dunnamaggin
1999 Diarmuid O'Sullivan Cork Cloyne
1998 Stephen Byrne Offaly Kilcormac-Killoughey
1997 Eugene O'Neill Tipperary Cappawhite
1996 Mark Foley Limerick Adare


  1. ^ "GAA players should pick All-Star award winners". Archived from the original on 2007-11-17. Retrieved 2008-04-08. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  2. ^ "GAA Player of the Year shortlist revealed". RTÉ News. 2007-10-03. Archived from the original on 31 March 2008. Retrieved 2008-04-08. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)

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