The All-Ireland quarter-finals were played on Sunday. Kilkenny were victorious over Cork and now go on to play Limerick in the semi-final on July 27th, while Tipperary had too much to spare over an excellent Laois side, Tipperary will play Wexford on July 28th in what will be a cracking encounter. Let’s take a look at our team of the week below.
- Eoin Murphy (Kilkenny) – Despite conceding three goals which he couldn’t do anything about Murphy made a superb save keeping Alan Cadogan at bay. He also saved a couple of 21 yard frees towards the end of the game.
2. Lee Cleere (Laois) – A good performance from Cleere who done well on John McGrath. He will be happy knowing his side will be in the Leinster Championship in 2020.
3. Eoin Cadogan (Cork) – Faired out okay against Colin Fennelly although the Ballyhale man did get 1-01. Cadogan did well as Fennelly is one of the best in the game.
4. Cathal Barrett (Tipperary) – Put in a good performance in defence and will look forward to a semi-final in two weeks time.
5. Jack Kelly (Laois) – The Sunday Game selection for the man of the match, he was the driving force in the Laois back line and set up some nice scores.
6. Padraic Maher (Tipperary) – A solid performance from Maher who also hit a nice point.
7 Ronan Maher (Tipperary) – Hit a couple of nice scores from play. Will need another big performance against Wexford.
8. Conor Fogarty (Kilkenny) – Fogarty fired over a couple of nice points as well as getting back to help his defence when he could.
9. Paddy Purcell (Laois) – Mr consistent for Laois with another massive performance always gives 110% no matter what.
10 Richie Hogan (Kilkenny) – Showed the quality that we all knew he had once again knocking over 1-02 from play in the win over Cork.
11 Jason Forde (Tipperary) – Hit 1-12 for Tipperary in a fine performance. More of the same the next day.
12. Colin Fennelly (Kilkenny) – Tormented the Cork defence and scored a crucial goal.
13 Seamus Callanan (Tipperary) – Chipped in with 1-02 from play. He will know an even bigger challenge faces him the next day.
14. Patrick Horgan (Cork) – 3-10 from the Glen Rovers, says it all. A shoe-in for an all-star.
15. Alan Cadogan (Cork) – Knocked over a couple of beautiful scores, a constant torment to the Kilkenny defenders.