Galway's Gearoid McInerney omitted from Hurler of the Year shortlist
Galway centre-back Gearoid McInerney has not made the shortlist for Hurler of the Year.
Tribe defender McInerney was hugely influential in bringing his county's 29-year wait for an All-Ireland title to an end with a storming second half in the All-Ireland semi-final win over Tipperary a big contributing factor.
But inter-county hurlers will now be asked to choose between Waterford pair Jamie Barron and Kevin Moran and Galway's talisman Joe Canning to decide who is the winner of the GAA/GPA award.
Canning had many big moments during the year, none bigger than his winning point in the Tipperary game.
Barron electrified Waterford through the qualifiers with his two goals against Cork helping to turn that All-Ireland semi-final. He also played well in the final despite being sick in the build-up. Moran was a big influence as Waterford recovered from a Munster semi-final defeat.
Galway dominate the PwC All-Star hurling nominations with 14, followed by Waterford on 11. Kilkenny have their lowest total of nominees in the Brian Cody era with two.
Cork's Mark Coleman, Galway's Conor Whelan and Waterford's Conor Gleeson are the contenders for the Young Hurler of the Year award.
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