Hurling All Stars for 2000

December 01, 2000
The All Star Awards mark the end of the inter-county season, or at least they used to. The lucky 15 hurling winners were announced with the usual amount of hyperbola and overexcitement. We are well used to it at this stage! A group of footballers and hurlers, their partners, a list of dignified gentries, plus assorted ligers in a hotel function room. It can mean only one thing - All Star presentation night. The football award winners were announced on Thursday morning while we were made to wait for the hurling winners - ooh, the tension was unbearable! Well, the waiting is over as the following 15 were named as the Eircell All Star team for 2000. Goalkeeper: BRENDAN CUMMINS (Tipperary) Right Full Back: NOEL HICKEY (Kilkenny) Full Back: DIARMUID O'SULLIVAN (Cork) Left Full Back: WILLIE O'CONNOR (Kilkenny) Right Half Back: JOHN CARROLL (Tipperary) Centre Half Back: EAMONN KENNEDY (Kilkenny) Left Half Back: PETER BARRY (Kilkenny) Centrefield: JOHNNY DOOLEY (Offaly) Centrefield: ANDY COMERFORD (Kilkenny) Right Half Forward: DENIS BYRNE (Kilkenny) Centre Half Forward: JOE RABBITTE (Galway) Left Half Forward: HENRY SHEFFLIN (Kilkenny) Right Corner Forward: CHARLIE CARTER (Kilkenny) Full Forward: DJ CAREY (Kilkenny) Left Corner Forward: JOE DEANE (Cork) Footballer of the Year: SEAMUS MOYNIHAN (Kerry) Hurler of the Year: DJ CAREY (Kilkenny) Young Footballer of the Year: JOE BERGIN (Galway) Young Hurler of the Year: NOEL HICKEY (Kilkenny)

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