Texaco Hurler of the Year

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The Texaco Hurler of the Year was a hurling award, created in 1958, that honoured the achievements of a hurler of outstanding excellence. The award was part of the Texaco Sportstars Awards, in which Irish sportspeople from all fields were honoured.

The award was presented annually to the hurler considered to have performed the best over the previous year in the Hurling Championship. Voting for the award was undertaken by a select group of journalists from television and the print media. The award itself was 14 inches high.

This award was separate from the All Stars Hurler of the Year, awarded by the GAA since 1995, as part of the GAA All Stars Awards.

The award was discontinued in 2012 after Texaco withdrew their sponsorship.[1]


Year Player County Club Notes
2012 Henry Shefflin Kilkenny Ballyhale Shamrocks Third win
2011 Michael Fennelly Kilkenny Ballyhale Shamrocks
2010 Lar Corbett Tipperary Thurles Sarsfields [2]
2009 Tommy Walsh Kilkenny Tullaroan
2008 Eoin Larkin Kilkenny James Stephens
2007 Dan Shanahan Waterford Lismore Did not win the All-Ireland
2006 Henry Shefflin Kilkenny Ballyhale Shamrocks Second win
2005 Jerry O'Connor Cork Newtownshandrum
2004 Seán Óg Ó hAilpín Cork Na Piarsaigh
2003 J. J. Delaney Kilkenny Fenians
2002 Henry Shefflin Kilkenny Ballyhale Shamrocks
2001 Tommy Dunne Tipperary Toomevara
2000 D. J. Carey Kilkenny Young Irelands Second win
1999 Brian Corcoran Cork Erin's Own Second win
1998 Brian Whelahan Offaly Birr Second Win
1997 Jamesie O'Connor Clare St Josephs Doora-Barefield
1996 Larry O'Gorman Wexford Faythe Harriers
1995 Seánie McMahon Clare St.Josephs Doora-Barefield
1994 Brian Whelahan Offaly Birr Did not win an All-Star
1993 D.J. Carey Kilkenny Young Irelands
1992 Brian Corcoran Cork Erin's Own Did not win the All-Ireland
1991 Pat Fox Tipperary Éire Óg
1990 Tony O'Sullivan Cork Na Piarsaigh
1989 Nicky English Tipperary Lattin-Cullen
1988 Tony Keady Galway Kilimordaly
1987 Joe Cooney Galway Sarsfield's
1986 Ger Cunningham Cork St. Finbarr's
1985 Eugene Coughlan Offaly Seir Kieran
1984 John Fenton Cork Midleton
1983 Frank Cummins Kilkenny Blackrock
1982 Noel Skehan Kilkenny Bennettsbridge
1981 Pat Delaney Offaly Kinnitty Did not win an All-Star
1980 Joe Connolly Galway Castlegar
1979 Ger Henderson Kilkenny Fenians
1978 John Horgan Cork Blackrock
1977 Denis Coughlan Cork Glen Rovers
1976 Tony Doran Wexford Buffers Alley Did not win the All-Ireland
1975 Liam 'Chunky' O'Brien Kilkenny James Stephens
1974 Pat Henderson Kilkenny Fenians
1973 Éamonn Grimes Limerick South Liberties
1972 Eddie Keher Kilkenny Rower-Inistioge
1971 Michael 'Babs' Keating Tipperary Ballybacon-Grange
1970 Pat McDonnell Cork Inniscarra
1969 Ted Carroll Kilkenny Lisdowney
1968 Dan Quigley Wexford Rathnure
1967 Ollie Walsh Kilkenny Thomastown
1966 Justin McCarthy Cork Passage
1965 Jimmy Doyle Tipperary Thurles Sarsfields
1964 John Doyle Tipperary Holycross-Ballycahill
1963 Séamus Cleere Kilkenny Bennettsbridge
1962 Donie Nealon Tipperary Burgess-Youghlarra
1961 Liam Devaney Tipperary Borris-Ileigh
1960 Nick O'Donnell Wexford Ferns St. Aidans
1959 Christy Ring Cork Glen Rovers Did not win the All-Ireland
1958 Tony Wall Tipperary Thurles Sarsfields


  1. ^ Wattersson, Johnny. "Star sponsors put tuxedos away after 54 years". The Irish Times. Retrieved 11 August 2015.
  2. ^ "2010 Texaco Sportstars of the Year". Irish Independent. 3 November 2010. Retrieved 10 November 2010.