So with the dusk now settled on another All-Ireland Hurling the next question is who will get an all-star award. So let us take you through the current odds. The odds will obviously show you how likely the player is to get an all-star award.
Looking at goalkeepers first. Eoin Murphy is likely to be named the goalkeeper once again, he is likely to be challenged by Brian Hogan for the spot. In defence, Ronan Maher is shoo-in after a fantastic display in the All-Ireland Final against Kilkenny he is 1/50 to pick up an award with Quinnbet and Limerick’s Sean Finn is another player to be sure of picking up an all-star as he is currently is 1/20 to do so. Cathal Barrett put in a solid display against Wexford in the semi-final and then again against Kilkenny in the final, he is 1/10 to pick up an award. Padraic Maher had another solid championship from the centre- back for Tipperary and the Thurles man will likely pick up his sixth all-star award in the coming weeks. Another man who has had a good year since coming back from injury is Brendan Maher he has had an exceptional year at 1/7 he is another banker. Padraig Walsh of Kilkenny is 1/4 to pick up an award and is the only real Kilkenny defender in with a shot of picking up an award in my opinion. Liam Ryan (Wexford) is 11/4, Paddy Deegan is 6/1, Conor Fogarty is 10/1 and Matt O’Hanlon is 8/1.
Into midfield, it’s a lot easier to pick the two players in m opinion. Noel McGrath is the easiest pick of an all-star award in years, he has been exceptional all year for Liam Sheedy’s men he is 1/100. Diarmuid O’Keeffe is also likely to pick up an award after a solid year for Wexford. He is 1/14 to scoop his first award. Looking at the forwards TJ Reid is another banker to pick up an all-star the Ballyhale Shamrocks man will be looking to pick up his 4th all-star having last won one in 2015. Patrick Horgan is Cork’s only chance of getting an all-star in my opinion and he is guaranteed to get one after a superb year. He is 1/50 to pick up his 4th award, his third in succession. Tipperary joint captain Seamus Callanan is also another forward who is a certainty to pick up an all-star. The Drom and Inch man is 1/50 to do so. He is also looking for his fourth award. Lee-Chin of Wexford is another player that will surely pick up his first award. He was a dominant figure for Wexford as they went on to win their first Leinster title since 2004, unlucky to lose out in the semi-final to Tipperary, but fully deserving of an all-star award. He is 1/16 at present. Next is Aaron Gillane he is 2/7 to pick up his first award. He put some good displays in on the way to a Munster title and would be fully deserving of an award. Then this is where it gets tricky. A couple of players vying for one position, Colin Fennelly is 6/5, John O’Dwyer is 6/4 and Adrian Mullen is 6/4. Personally, Adrian Mullen had an exceptional year and I would side with him for the final position. Odds from Paddy Power website.