WATCH: Emotional Cian Lynch accepts Hurler of the Year award

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Limerick hurler Cian Lynch with his Hurler of the Year award at the PwC All Stars 2018 at the Convention Centre in Dublin. Photo by Sam Barnes/Sportsfile

Cian Lynch has had an amazing year with Limerick culminating last night with claiming an All Star and also taking the Hurler of the Year award.

An emotional Cian Lynch spoke of Leonard Enright and the importance of his family and the Patrickswell club during his acceptance speech.

“For me to have the opportunity to stand up here, it goes back to the small things, back to the family,” he said afterwards.

“Leonard Enright went in the Hall of Fame [tonight].  Heroes like him, legends like him, it’s what makes it extra special.

“There’s three of us here: myself, Aaron and Diarmuid. We grew up together. Patrickswell is a small little village and family means everything.

“After county hurling, you always go back to your club, to your local people. And it’s an absolute honour.”

“Even seeing the videos there with Henry Shefflin, DJ Carey and even Joe Canning last year, I see my parents up there and they used to bring me to games as a young lad and I remember coming onto the pitch looking for Joe Canning’s autograph, Dan Shanahan’s autograph.

“I saw a picture of me with him in 2007 after they beat Limerick in the Munster final and for me to have the opportunity to stand up here it goes back to the small things, back to the family.”

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