Padraic Maher Tipperary’s sole hurling All-Star

Tipperary defender Padraic Maher has been named on this years’ PwC All Stars hurling team.

He’s Tipperary’s sole representative on the team – which features 7 players from All Ireland Champions Galway, as well as 5 from Waterford and two from Cork.

This is the Thurles Sarsfields player’s fifth award – leaving him one behind Premier County legends Nicky English and Eoin Kelly, who each won six All-Stars.

His award will be some consolation following Sars’ defeat to Waterford’s Ballygunner in the Munster club hurling championship last weekend.

The announcement of the 2017 PwC All-Star Football team will be made live on Friday night, at the Convention Centre in Dublin, as will the announcement of the Footballer and Hurler of the Year, and the Young Footballer and Hurler of the Year.