Dublin hurlers Ronan Fallon and David OCallaghan have been included in the nominations for 2008 All-Stars.
Kilkenny dominate with a stunning 14 nominations. Henry Shefflin is chasing his eighth award, which would bring him within one of DJ Carey and his record haul of nine hurling awards.
In all, eight counties are represented in the nominations, with League and Munster champions Tipperary enjoying the second highest number of nominees with nine. Cork are rewarded for their nail-biting jousts with Clare, Galway, Tipperary and Kilkenny with seven nominations, while beaten All-Ireland finalists Waterford and Clare are joint fourth with five nominations each.
Leinster pair Offaly and Dublin both received two nominations, with Galway getting just one nominee Joe Canning, in his debut season in senior ranks.
Another milestone this year is the nomination of Richie Power for what would be his first award. He will be hoping to join an elite club of one in terms of fathers and sons who have claimed hurling awards – the only combination so far to achieve this amazing double is fellow Kilkenny duo Fan and Philly Larkin.
The awards sponsored by Vodafone will take place in the Citywest Hotel on the October 17.
The county breakdown is: Kilkenny 14, Tipperary 9, Cork 7, Clare 5, Waterford 5, Offaly 2, Dublin 2 and Galway 1.
The GAA Hurling All Stars nominees for 2008 are:
Brendan Cummins (Tipperary) AS 00, 01, 03
Clinton Hennessy (Waterford)
PJ Ryan (Kilkenny)
Michael Kavanagh (Kilkenny) AS 02, 03, 07
Noel Hickey (Kilkenny) AS 00, 03
Jackie Tyrrell (Kilkenny) AS 07
Paul Curran (Tipperary)
Conor OBrien (Tipperary)
Shane ONeill (Cork)
Brian Murphy (Cork) AS 06
Gerry OGrady (Clare)
David Franks (Offaly)
Tommy Walsh (Kilkenny) AS 03, 04, 05, 06, 07
JJ Delaney (Kilkenny) AS 03, 04, 06
Brian Hogan (Kilkenny)
Tony Browne (Waterford) AS 98, 06, 07
Conor OMahony (Tipperary)
Shane Maher (Tipperary)
John Gardiner (Cork) AS 05
Sean Óg Ó hAilpín (Cork) AS 03, 04, 05
Ronan Fallon (Dublin)
James Cha Fitzpatrick (Kilkenny) AS 06, 07
Derek Lyng (Kilkenny) AS 02, 03
Shane McGrath (Tipperary)
Tom Kenny (Cork)
Brian OConnell (Clare)
Colin Lynch (Clare) AS 97, 02
Eoin Larkin (Kilkenny)
Henry Shefflin (Kilkenny) AS 00, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07
Richie Power (Kilkenny)
Ben OConnor (Cork) AS 05
Cathal Naughton (Cork)
Seamus Callinan (Tipperary)
Lar Corbett (Tipperary)
Jonathan Clancy (Clare)
Brian Carroll (Offaly)
Eddie Brennan (Kilkenny) AS 03, 06, 07
Aidan Fogarty (Kilkenny)
John Mullane (Waterford) AS 03
Eoin McGrath (Waterford)
Eoin Kelly (Waterford) AS 02
Joe Canning (Galway)
Eoin Kelly (Tipperary) AS 01, 02, 04, 05, 06
Niall Gilligan (Clare) AS 99
David OCallaghan (Dublin)