Eddie Keher, a six-time All-Ireland medallist and the man who Shefflin surpassed as the top scorer of all-time, stated: "Henry Shefflin is the greatest hurler of all time.
Lynch is now just one of two hurlers to have been named as the PwC All-Stars Hurler of the Year on multiple occasions, with Henry Shefflin currently leading the way with his three awards.
Henry Shefflin of Kilkenny holds the record for most All Star Awards in the one position with 7 at centre-forward.
The all-time record-holders are Kilkenny, who have won the championship on 36 occasions. Limerick are the current champions.
Often considered one of the greatest players of his generation and widely regarded as one of the greatest hurlers of all time, Canning enjoyed a 14-season career with the Galway senior hurling team, won five All-Stars and was named GAA-GPA Hurler of the Year in 2017.
Canning is the brother of Séamus, Frank, Davy, Ollie, Ivan and Deirdre. Ollie played for, and captained ,the Galway senior hurlers during a stellar career on the filed of play- winning four All Stars along the way.
Limerick has 76 Hurling All Stars.
Henry Shefflin (Kilkenny — 10 All-Irelands, 11 All-Stars): Do we really have to explain? The most decorated player and the greatest of his generation if not of all time. DJ Carey (Kilkenny — 5 All-Irelands, 9 All-Stars): A hurler who lit up a game with one flick of the wrists.
Hall of Famer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar holds the record for most All-Star Game selections and most All-Star Games played. He was selected 19 times and played in 18 All-Star games.
Eileen Duffy-O'Mahony (Dublin)
Representing Dublin from '49 to '57 she won 8 All Ireland medals in that golden era of Dublin Camogie.
Limerick star Cian Lynch was named Hurler of the Year for the second time, becoming only the second player after Henry Shefflin (three times) to win the award more than once.
What are the odds on All Ireland Hurling To Reach the Final? Kilkenny is currently the favourite at odd of 3.5*. Followed by Clare, Wexford, Waterford.
1. Kerry – 117 Championship titles
They have amassed a record number 36 All-Ireland football championships, the last coming in 2014 when they defeated Donegal, coupled with an eye-catching 81 Munster title; the most provincial titles won by any county on the land.
Ollie is an elder brother of current Galway hurler Joe Canning.