GAA: Hurling team of the week

Shane Kilkenny goes through this weekends matches and gives us the Hurling Team of the Week.

1. Nicky Quaid (Limerick)
Made some excellent saves against Clare and was only beaten once by a late Tony Kelly free.

2. Tom Condon (Limerick)
Very dependable player. Nominated for an all-star last season and continues to impress.

3. Paul Curran (Tipperary)
Without doubt the most consistent full back in the game. Offers Brendan Cummins excellent cover at all times.

4. Michael Cahill (Tipperary)
Never seems to have a poor game and played to his usual high standards again today. Even popped up with a score in the second half.

5. Gavin O’ Mahoney (Limerick)
Has shown great leadership in the absence of Seamus Hickey. Regularly had the Clare defence under pressure with long booming clearances.

6. Brendan Bugler (Clare)
Would be regarded as one of the older players on the Clare team, but at 27 he is still in his prime. Has been excellent all year.

7. Kevin Moran (Waterford)
Top quality player. Led from the front again today with great fielding and driving runs.

8. Pa Cronin (Cork)
Used the ball intelligently at all times against Wexford and chipped in with 2 points.

9. Stephen Molumphy (Waterford)
Incredible athlete. Never stops running and he drove his team forward at every opportunity. One of the top midfielders in the game.

10. John Conlon (Clare)
Clare’s best forward this year, he worked extremely hard again on Saturday evening. Always stands out with his ability to win high ball and take long range scores.

11. Patrick Maher (Tipperary)
Limited stickman at the highest level of the game, but he compensates for this with his great fielding, vision and unselfish play. Key player for Tipp.

12. Diarmuid Lyng (Wexford)
Always an entertaining player to watch. Scored a great goal and 2 beautiful sideline cuts in a losing efford against Cork.

13. Luke O’ Farrell (Cork)
Recalled to the starting 15 this weekend he took his chance scoring 2-02 from play.

14. Niall Moran (Limerick)
Looks rejuvenated this season and was on song again this weekend. Scored 5 points from play in a man of the match display.

15. John O’ Brien (Tipperary)
Possibly doesn’t get the credit he deserves. Without doubt one of best finishers in the country, 1-03 from play today.


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