Many talking points came out of this evening's 50th annual All-Stars awards ceremony which saw the Limerick hurlers emulate Dublin's footballers by claiming nine All-Stars while Brian Fenton and Gearóid Hegarty were winners of the top individual prizes...
Brian Fenton: Always classy on and off the pitch.— Roy Curtis (@RoyCurtis68) February 20, 2021
Gearoid Hegarty: His performances as towering as his physique.
Two serious ambassadors.
And a word for Ciaran Kilkenny: As immense a season as any Dublin player in recent years.#PwCAllStars
Congrats to our 9 All Stars— Limerick GAA (@LimerickCLG) February 20, 2021
Congrats Nickie - PwC All Star goalkeeper 2020. Long time since I first photographed him! 13 March ‘99; Nickie Quaid awaits developments in the cold, during the Under-12 International Challenge Match, between Scotland and Ireland, at Bught Park, Inverness, Scotland. #PwCAllStars pic.twitter.com/p2GxidLtXN— Ray McManus (@Sportsfileray) February 20, 2021
Thanks for all the messages the past week. I’m seriously honoured to be named on the Joe McDonagh Cup team of the year.— Conor McCann (@itisconor) February 20, 2021
Congratulations to all the award winners, esp the 6 other Antrim players. The work these lads and everyone on our panel put in last season was unbelievable https://t.co/seMWhmiwFj
Anyone else close to bawlin durn the #AllStarsAwards2021? What we missed 😭Tipp & Cavan's Bloody Sunday wins. Limerick mourning their physio. Gearóid and Brian's take on life. Fair lookin forward to hearing the National Anthem at an actual ground again No? Must be the wine🍷#GAA— Paul Collins (@paulcollinstipp) February 20, 2021
Cillian O’Connor— Sean Mohan (@SeanMohan4) February 20, 2021
5-40 in 5 games
Broke the scoring record for a single championship game with 4-9
Championships top scorer (22 points ahead of 2nd place)
Man of the match in 3/5 games
Lead Mayo in turnovers
HOW HAS HE NOT WON PLAYER OF THE YEAR 🤯 #PwCallstars #GAA #Mayo
Incredibly class touch as Gearoid Hegarty dedicates his Hurler of the Year award to their late physio Mark Van Drumpt.— Páraic McMahon (@thepmanofficial) February 20, 2021
Speaks of the emotional experience of reading all tributes shared by Limerick players in their WhatsApp after John Kiely informed them of Mark's death #GAA.
Normally, I’d have issues with #AllStars but, hard to disagree with this yrs. @PwCIreland teams.Tough luck on goalies, St. Cluxton (again) & St.O Keeffe but sin an scéal. #Dubs & #Limerick deserved their 9’s. Thanks to all those gr. players who shortened the winter for us. #gaa pic.twitter.com/8yvAgKW38L— Seán Kelly MEP (@SeanKellyMEP) February 20, 2021
Great night for Patrickswell club with the 3 boys winning all star awards. Congrats to Diarmuid Cian and Aaron— Gary Kirby (@Gkirby67) February 20, 2021