Kilkenny Asked To Share Hurling All Star Nominations With Those Less Fortunate


GAA county boards have made an impassioned plea to the Kilkenny senior hurling panel today, in an effort to ensure hurlers less fortunate than the black cats are given a chance to receive a GAA hurling All-Star.

Kilkenny, the 2015 All-Ireland champions, have dominated the nominations yet again this year with a total of 3,456 of their players featuring in the side selected by their peers as the best of the best.

“I mean we all voted for them, their class, but it would be nice if they threw one our way every now and again,” Richie Doyle, Kerry’s one and only hurler told WWN.

However, pressure has grown on the county to share the wealth and as a result of a campaign by county boards, which included posting pictures of sad looking county players with a begging bowl, has resulted in some uplifting news.

“Go on sure, we’ll throw a few your way,” Kilkenny boss Brian Cody announced in a brief telephone conversation with the Louth county board, sparking chaotic scenes of joy in the Ballyjacobs Pumas club house in Dundalk.

“We’re all for helping out those in need, and although it’s a small gesture senior hurlers in Wicklow, Louth, Cork and Dublin will go to bed with that star under their pillows and dream big,” Cody added, before pointing out that this was a one-off act of kindness and normal service would be resumed next year.

The GAA has also apologised for the confusion which saw Henry Shefflin receive 4 All-Star nominations this year, despite being retired from inter-country Hurling. “Sorry, force of habit,” a GAA spokesperson explained.

96% of Kilkenny residents are All-Star winners, compared with the national average of just 6%.