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Some stats.....Galway and the All-Stars   28/10/2012

Galway's 6 All-stars won on Friday evening brings us now to a total of 79 awards and keeps us firmly in 4th place on the overall hurling leaderboard, while bringing us to within a couple of Tipperary. We have a long way to go to Kilkenny's 166, which is a fair reflection when considering the number of All-Irelands they have won. I know All-Stars does not compensate for All-Ireland titles, but it can make for interesting reading though!

Incidently, I know it is not the normal for the winning All-Ireland winners not to win most All-Stars, it is however not the first time to happen. Incredibily in 1973, and when Limerick last won the All-Ireland, they were awarded with only 5 All-Stars, and the team they defeated in the final, Kilkenny, actually won 7! 
Also, both finalists won equal awards on two occasions - in 1985 when Offaly beat Galway, they both won 5 All-Stars each, and in 2004 when Offaly beat Limerick in the final, they both won 6 All-Stars each. On all other years, the winning All-Ireland side have won the most All-Stars in that particular year.

The following is some stats from the beginning of the All-Stars in 1971 to date.....

Compiled by The Man with the Cap

OVERALL STANDINGS FROM 1971 TO 2012

Pos.   County  All-Stars  (No. of AIs won) 
 1st  Kilkenny  166  (17)
 2nd  Cork  103  (9)
 3rd  Tipperary  81  (5)
 4th  Galway  79  (3)
 5th  Limerick  44  (1)
 6th  Offaly  42  (4)
   Clare  42  (2)
 8th  Wexford  31  (1)
 9th  Wateford  29  (0)
 10th  Dublin  5  (0)
 11th  Antrim  1  (0)
   Down  1  (0)
   Laois  1  (0)
   Westmeath  1  (0)

Trivia time!!! Try this one.........
Can you name the sole Antrim, Down, Laois and Westmeath awards???


GALWAY'S RECORD YEAR BY YEAR
The most Galway have won in the one year was 7 - in 1988. We have won 6 awards on 3 occasions - 1980, 1988 and 2012. Incidently, bar this year of 2012, we won All-Ireland titles in the other 3 years above.
(We have failed to win a single award on 13 occasions)

 Year  No. Won  Winners  
 1971  1  John Connolly  
 1972  -  -  
 1973  -  -  
 1974  -  -  
 1975  3  Niall McInerney, Sean Silke, Iggy Clarke   
 1976  2  Joe McDonagh, Frank Burke  
 1977  1  P.J. Molloy  
 1978  1  Iggy Clarke   
 1979  3  Iggy Clarke, John Connolly, Frank Burke  
 1980  6  Niall McInerney, Jimmy Cooney, Sean Silke, Iggy Clarke, Joe Connolly, Bernie Forde  
 1981  2  Jimmy Cooney, Steve Mahon   
 1982  -  -  
 1983  -  -  
 1984  1  Noel Lane  
 1985  5  Seamus Coen, Sylvie Linanne, Pete Finnerty, Brendan Lynskey, Joe Cooney  
 1986  5  Conor Hayes Sylvie Linnane, Pete Finnerty, Tony Keady, Joe Cooney   
 1987  6  Conor Hayes, Ollie Kilkenny, Pete Finnerty, Steve Mahon, Michael McGrath, Joe Cooney  
 1988  7  John Commins, Sylvie Linnane, Conor Hayes, Pete Finnerty, Tony Keady, Martin Naughton, Michael McGrath  
 1989  5  John Commins, Sean Treacy, Michael Coleman, Eanna Ryan, Joe Cooney  
 1990  3  Pete Finnerty, Michael Coleman, Joe Cooney  
 1991  1  Sean Treacy  
 1992  -  -  
 1993  3  Padraig Kelly, Pat Malone, Joe Rabbitte  
 1994  -  -  
 1995  1  Michael Coleman  
 1996  1  Tom Helebert  
 1997  1  Kevin Broderick   
 1998  -  -  
 1999  -  -  
 2000  1  Joe Rabbitte  
 2001  4  Ollie Canning, Liam Hodgins, Kevin Broderick, Eugene Cloonan  
 2002  -  -  
 2003  1  Ollie Canning  
 2004  -  -  
 2005  4  Ollie Canning, Derek Hardiman, Ger Farragher, Damien Hayes,    
 2006  -  -  
 2007  -  -  
 2008  1  Joe Canning   
 2009  2  Ollie Canning, Joe Canning  
 2010  1  Damien Hayes  
 2011  1  Joe Canning  
 2012  6  Fergal Moore, David Collins, Iarlath Tannian, Damien Hayes, David Burke, Joe Canning  
       

Galway's All-Star list

Two players top the charts in the Galway All-Star list - they being two greats of our teams in the 80's and early 90's - Pete Finnerty and Joe Cooney. Hot on their heels though is Joe Canning who is on number 4 (and still playing), while he is also joined on 4 by his brother Ollie and Mullagh's Iggy Clarke.


 No. Won     Player
 5    Pete Finnerty, Joe Cooney
 4    Iggy Clarke, Joe Canning, Ollie Canning
 3    Damien Hayes, Conor Hayes, Sylvie Linnane, Michael Coleman 
 2    John Connolly, Niall McInerney, Sean Silke, Frank Burke, Jimmy Cooney, Steve Mahon, Tony Keady, Michael McGrath, John Commins, Sean Treacy, Joe Rabbitte, Kevin Broderick 
 1    Joe McDonagh, P.J. Molloy, Joe Connolly, Bernie Forde, Noel Lane, Seamus Coen, Brendan Lynskey, Ollie Kilkenny, Martin Naughton, Eanna Ryan, Padraig Kelly, Pat Malone, Tom Helebert, Liam Hodgins, Eugene Cloonan, Derek Hardiman, Ger Farragher, Fergal Moore, David Collins, Iarlath Tannian, David Burke


Galway All-Stars by Club

Leading the way are Portumnaon 13. It was actually all level with Mullagh on 11 each before Friday night, but a double award for 2012 for the Portumna club see's them take the lead.

   Amount  Club
   13   Portumna
   11  Mullagh
   10  Sarsfields
   5  Gort
   4  Athenry, Castlegar, Turloughmore, Kiltormer
   3  Liam Mellows, Meelick-Eyrecourt, Killimordaly, Abbeyknockmoy, Tynagh-Abbey-Duniry, Ballindereen
   2  Kilbeacanty, Ardrahan
   1  Oranmore-Maree, St. Thomas





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