Fourth All-Star for Cork’s Patrick Horgan

Fourth All-Star for Cork’s Patrick Horgan

Patrick Horgan: Earned a fourth All-Star award. Pic: Ray McManus/Sportsfile

PATRICK HORGAN will receive his fourth All-Star award at the PwC banquet at the Convention Centre in Dublin tomorrow night.

Cork's primary marksman has been selected on the All-Stars team in a corner-forward slot, for the third year in succession, it was announced this morning. Horgan earned his first All-Star award in 2013.

All-Ireland champions Tipperary lead the way with seven places on the All-Stars team as Pádraic Maher equals a county record with his sixth award.

The Thurles Sarsfields' man equals the personal collections of Nicky English and Eoin Kelly, who claimed six awards each, and he is joined by brother Ronan who collects his second award.

The Liam MacCarthy Cup winners are represented in every line of the field with goalkeeper Brian Hogan starting the haul and creating a father and son combination, joining his 1987 winning father Ken by claiming the goalkeeper’s spot after his breakthrough season.

In becoming the first-ever Tipperary father/son winners, they join the Larkins and Powers (Kilkenny) but become the first-ever duo to win the hurling award in the same position.

Tipperary’s other awards are won in defence (Cathal Barrett and Brendan Maher), midfield (Noel McGrath) and in attack (Séamus Callanan).

In all, five counties are represented with All-Ireland final runners-up Kilkenny earning three, Limerick and Wexford winning two apiece and Cork completing the line-up with their solitary award for revered sharpshooter Horgan.

2019 PwC Hurling All-Stars: Brian Hogan (Tipperary); Seán Finn (Limerick), Ronan Maher (Tipperary), Cathal Barrett (Tipperary); Brendan Maher (Tipperary), Pádraig Walsh (Kilkenny), Pádraic Maher (Tipperary); Noel McGrath (Tipperary), Diarmuid O’Keeffe (Wexford); Lee Chin (Wexford), TJ Reid (Kilkenny), Colin Fennelly (Kilkenny); Aaron Gillane (Limerick), Séamus Callanan (Tipperary), Patrick Horgan (Cork).

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