Offaly Hurling Legend Hits Out At Cork All-Star Snub

No Cork player was part of the team of the year announced this morning.

Offaly and Birr legend Brian Whelahan has chimed in on a big talking point in GAA circles today. 

The PWC All-Star selection announced this morning contained a record twelve Limerick men, along with representatives from Kilkenny, Waterford and Clare. 

The obvious name missing? All-Ireland runners up, Cork. 

It's the first time that a team who have been beaten in the final has failed to have a player voted to the final selection in the 50-year history of the awards. 

Granted the rebel county were beaten by 16-points in a dominant treaty display but all the same, there's no doubt it was a superb year on Leeside. 

The decision has social media talking and it hasn't taken long for an Offaly hurling great to give his tuppence. 

Here's what Birr's Whelahan has had to say:

Getting to an All-Ireland final and your team not getting an all-star award isn’t right.

What’s next? the player of the year not getting one either.

As a two time Liam McCarthy winning player and a four time recipient of an all-star, Whelahan's words will carry plenty of weight in the gaelic games sphere. 

It's not for a lack of nominations either as Cork earned nine on the original shortlist. 

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