Texaco Hurler of the Year

The Texaco Hurler of the Year was a hurling award, created in 1958, that honoured the achievements of a hurler of outstanding excellence. The award was part of the Texaco Sportstars Awards, in which Irish sportspeople from all fields were honoured.

The award was presented annually to the hurler considered to have performed the best over the previous year in the Hurling Championship. Voting for the award was undertaken by a select group of journalists from television and the print media. The award itself, standing 14 inches high, was one of the most coveted, prestigious and sought-after accolades in Irish sport.

This award was distinct from the All Stars Hurler of the Year, awarded by the GAA since 1995, as part of the GAA All Stars Awards.

The award was discontinued in 2012 after Texaco withdrew their sponsorship.[1]


Year Player County Club Notes
2012 Henry ShefflinKilkenny Ballyhale Shamrocks Third win
2011 Michael FennellyKilkenny Ballyhale Shamrocks
2010 Lar CorbettTipperary Thurles Sarsfields [2]
2009 Tommy WalshKilkenny Tullaroan
2008 Eoin LarkinKilkenny James Stephens
2007 Dan ShanahanWaterford Lismore Did not win the All-Ireland
2006 Henry ShefflinKilkenny Ballyhale Shamrocks Second win
2005 Jerry O'ConnorCork Newtownshandrum
2004 Seán Óg Ó hAilpínCork Na Piarsaigh
2003 J. J. DelaneyKilkenny Fenians
2002 Henry ShefflinKilkenny Ballyhale Shamrocks
2001 Tommy DunneTipperary Toomevara
2000 D. J. CareyKilkenny Young Irelands Second win
1999 Brian CorcoranCork Erin's Own Second win
1998 Brian Whelahan Offaly Birr Second Win
1997 Jamesie O'ConnorClare St Josephs Doora-Barefield
1996 Larry O'GormanWexford Faythe Harriers
1995 Seánie McMahonClare St.Josephs Doora-Barefield
1994 Brian WhelahanOffaly Birr Did not win an All-Star
1993 D.J. CareyKilkenny Young Irelands
1992 Brian CorcoranCork Erin's Own Did not win the All-Ireland
1991 Pat FoxTipperary Éire Óg
1990 Tony O'SullivanCork Na Piarsaigh
1989 Nicky EnglishTipperary Lattin-Cullen
1988 Tony KeadyGalway Kilimordaly
1987 Joe CooneyGalway Sarsfield's
1986 Ger CunninghamCork St. Finbarr's
1985 Eugene CoughlanOffaly Seir Kieran
1984 John FentonCork Midleton
1983 Frank CumminsKilkenny Blackrock
1982 Noel SkehanKilkenny Bennettsbridge
1981 Pat DelaneyOffaly Kinnitty Did not win an All-Star
1980 Joe ConnollyGalway Castlegar
1979 Ger HendersonKilkenny Fenians
1978 John HorganCork Blackrock
1977 Denis CoughlanCork Glen Rovers
1976 Tony DoranWexford Buffers Alley Did not win the All-Ireland
1975 Liam 'Chunky' O'BrienKilkenny James Stephens
1974 Pat HendersonKilkenny Fenians
1973 Éamonn GrimesLimerick South Liberties
1972 Eddie KeherKilkenny Rower-Inistioge
1971 Michael 'Babs' KeatingTipperary Ballybacon-Grange
1970 Pat McDonnellCork Inniscarra
1969 Ted CarrollKilkenny Lisdowney
1968 Dan QuigleyWexford Rathnure
1967 Ollie WalshKilkenny Thomastown
1966 Justin McCarthyCork Passage
1965 Jimmy DoyleTipperary Thurles Sarsfields
1964 John DoyleTipperary Holycross-Ballycahill
1963 Séamus CleereKilkenny Bennettsbridge
1962 Donie NealonTipperary Burgess-Youghlarra
1961 Liam DevaneyTipperary Borris-Ileigh
1960 Nick O'DonnellWexford Ferns St. Aidans
1959 Christy RingCork Glen Rovers Did not win the All-Ireland
1958 Tony WallTipperary Thurles Sarsfields


  1. Wattersson, Johnny. "Star sponsors put tuxedos away after 54 years". Irish Times. Retrieved 11 August 2015.
  2. "2010 Texaco Sportstars of the Year". Irish Independent. 2010-11-03. Retrieved 2010-11-10.

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