Aaron Gillane within four points of top ten of all-time scoring charts after latest salvo

The Patrickswell man’s tally from Saturday takes him above the likes of Shane Dooley and Nicky Rackard in the overall standings.

Aaron Gillane moved into eleventh place in the all-time hurling scoring charts, following a magnificent display in Croke Park at the weekend, scoring 2-6 against Galway.

The Patrickswell man’s tally from Saturday takes him above the likes of Shane Dooley and Nicky Rackard in the overall standings with DJ Carey just ahead of him in his bid to breach the top ten. The Kilkenny legend is just four points behind Gillane who is likely to surpass that in the decider.

Christy Ring is also in his sights as the Cork native sits just 24 points ahead of him. Over the past twelve months, Gillane has shot up the standings, becoming Limerick’s all-time leading scorer in the semi-final last year.

In the first round against Waterford he breached the top fifteen for the first time as he now closes in on the top ten.

8 July 2023; Aaron Gillane of Limerick celebrates after scoring his side’s second goal during the GAA Hurling All-Ireland Senior Championship semi-final match between Limerick and Galway at Croke Park in Dublin. Photo by John Sheridan/Sportsfile

His scores have not been without importance, both his goals against Galway came at critical junctures of the game, and he also popped up with a crucial goal in the Munster final where on a day he scored 1-11.

It means it’s 14 goals overall for Gillane, coupled with his 241 points, to give him a grand total of 283, making him Limerick’s highest ever scorer by quite a margin.

Gillane’s average of 8.1ppg is the fourth highest in the top 20, falling behind only Joe Canning (9.3), Eddie Keher (8.8) and Patrick Horgan (8.3). The Patrickswell man also has the least appearances in the top 20, achieving his incredible scoring feat across just 35 games.

The sharpshooter is one of seven active players inside the top 20, and will face off with TJ Reid in the All-Ireland final, who tops the chart, having scored 30-544 across his 15 year career. Reid surpassed Patrick Horgan over the weekend with his latest double digit haul.

Gillane and his Limerick teammaes are back in action on July 23, as they clash with Kilkenny in Croke Park, and aim to bring home a fourth successive Liam MacCarthy cup and a fifth in six years.

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