Five Limerick players named on the Hurling Team of the Week after Munster Final heroics

Up top, Aaron Gillane was simply unmarketable in the contest, hitting over 1-10, with a goal and three of that coming from play as he took the charge to the Banner.

Limerick made history on Sunday afternoon, becoming the first team from the county to make it five Munster Championship titles on the trot, going one better than the team of 1933-’36.

And the Shannonsiders are rewarded with five players on the Hurling Team of the Week after their incredible victory over Clare in the TUS Gaelic Grounds.

Nickie Quaid, Kyle Hayes, Tom Morrissey, David Reidy and Aaron Gillane are selected onto the fifteen with Leinster champions Kilkenny having the same amount chosen.

11 June 2023; Aaron Gillane of Limerick celebrates after scoring his side’s first goal during the Munster GAA Hurling Championship Final match between Clare and Limerick at TUS Gaelic Grounds in Limerick. Photo by Daire Brennan/Sportsfile

Nickie Quaid was imperious in goal, with his puck outs on point throughout the contest. The Effin native could do little to prevent the Clare foal with Mark Rodgers stealing in after a long range effort rebounded off the post into the path of the Scariff man. Elsewhere, Quaid was a figure of coolness in the TUS Gaelic Grounds cauldron.

Kyle Hayes continued his fine form at wing back where he was a constant outlet, chipping in with a brilliant score. The Kildimo Pallaskenry native then switched to centre-back when Declan Hannon was forced off with injury.

Tom Morrissey chipped in with three from play, taking his tally this championship to 0-15 so far in the championship this year. Last hour replacement, Reidy excelled at centre-forward, firing over three crucial scores in the second half after a titanic battle with John Conlon.

Up top, Aaron Gillane was simply unmarketable in the contest, hitting over 1-10, with a goal and three of that coming from play as he took the charge to the Banner.

Defeated finalists Clare have three on the team while Galway have a pair after their loss to Kilkenny. Hurling Team of the Week

  1. Nickie Quaid (Limerick)
  2. Rory Hayes (Clare)
  3. Huw Lawlor (Kilkenny)
  4. Jack Grealish (Galway)
  5. Mikey Butler (Kilkenny)
  6. David Blanchfield (Kilkenny)
  7. Kyle Hayes (Limerick)
  8. Tony Kelly (Clare)
  9. Tom Morrissey (Limerick)
  10. Walter Walsh (Kilkenny)
  11. David Reidy (Limerick)
  12. Shane O’Donnell (Clare)
  13. Conor Whelan (Galway)
  14. Aaron Gillane (Limerick)
  15. Eoin Cody (Kilkenny)

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