With the final games in Division 1A taking place the weekend gone by as well as the quarter final between Limerick and Laois big players stood up for their respective sides and we have decided to do up a team of the weekend below.
- Barry Hennessy (Limerick) – A rare appearance in the goal, kept a clean sheet and did what he had to be done in Portlaoise.
2. Tom Condon (Limerick) – Another solid performance from Condon in the corner back position, give the Laois forwards little or no time on the ball.
3. Dan Morrissey (Limerick) – Solid as a rock at full back, versatile can play anywhere put in a big performance
4. Noel Connors (Waterford) – Consistent performer and yet again showed how good he was in the full back line for the Deise
5. Padraic Maher (Tipperary) – A driving figure as he so often is in the half back line. Maher was solid as he so often is
6. Declan Hannon (Limerick) – Scored a nice point. Was again utterly dominant in the half back line
7. Tommy Doyle (Westmeath) – A big performance from the Westmeath man against Kerry. A leading figure once again in their win over Kerry.
8. Jamie Barron (Waterford) – When his side needed him most he rose to the challenge contributing 3 points from play against Galway.
9. Michael Breen (Tipperary) – Man of the match display from the Ballina man hit 6 points in a fantastic performance
10. Gearoid Hegarty (Limerick) – The Laois defence couldnt mark him, he was everywhere. He was one of the oldest Limerick players on the field at 24 years of age.
11. Jason Forde (Tipperary) – Forde was superb contributing 1-13 ith 1-04 from play. Was taken off due to an injury but still a massive performance.
12. Lee Chin (Wexford) – Chin was instrumental in the Wexford win over Kilkenny hitting 0-03 from play.
13. Chris Nolan (Carlow) – A torment for the Offaly defenders in the sides relegation meeting, he helped himself to 1-04 from play.
14: Marty Kavanagh (Carlow) – Another Carlow man the Offaly defenders couldnt cope with, 8 points, 4 from play. A massive win for Colm Bonnar’s men.
15. Stephen Bennett (Waterford) – Another good performance in the forwards for Waterford as they got a fully deserving win over Galway.