Cian Lynch voted Hurler of the Week

Lynch was instrumental in Limerick’s win, taking the role of captain in Declan Hannon’s absence, leading by example with a pair of first half points as well as laying on several others.

Limerick superstar Cian Lynch has been voted the Hurler of the Week following their All-Ireland final victory over Kilkenny on Sunday afternoon.

He just edges out teammates Peter Casey and Diarmaid Byrnes in the voting with just 400 votes separating the trio.

The Patrickswell clubman, who captained Limerick on Sunday received 4,369 votes on the GAA’s Official Instagram page which put him ahead of colleagues Casey (3,926) and Byrnes (3,915).

Cian Lynch (Limerick)

When Limerick were encountering problems in the opening period captain Cian Lynch remained defiant. Lynch clipped two points from play during the game and crafted several more for John Kiely’s talented team.

8 July 2023; Cian Lynch of Limerick celebrates after scoring a point during the GAA Hurling All-Ireland Senior Championship semi-final match between Limerick and Galway at Croke Park in Dublin. Photo by Piaras Ó Mídheach/Sportsfile

Lynch was instrumental in Limerick’s final win, taking over the role of captain in Declan Hannon’s absence, leading by example with a pair of first half points as well as laying on several others.

Afterwards, the Patrickswell native praised his teammates in a stirring acceptance speech as he became the first man from the club to lift the Liam MacCarthy.

Players of the Week are decided based on votes cast by followers of the Official GAA Instagram page.

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