Four Limerick players chosen in GAA.ie Hurling Team of the Week following Cork thriller

It comes off the back of the quartet all playing huge roles in Limerick’s thrilling one point win over Cork that booked their Munster final place.

Barry Nash, Diarmaid Byrnes, Darragh O’Donovan and Aaron Gillane have all been named in the GAA.ie Hurling Team of the Week. It comes off the back of the quartet all playing huge roles in Limerick’s thrilling one point win over Cork, as they booked their place in the Munster final.

All four played from the start, handsomely contributing to Limerick’s tally of 3-25. Byrnes put in an inspiring display from half-back, the Patrickswell man accounting for 1-4 of the Treaty’s total with his second half goal out of the top drawer. The reigning hurler of the year is also in the running for the player of the week award alongside Lee Chin and Paddy Boland.

His clubmate Gillane scored five points on the day, three of those coming from play as well as winning the penalty, as he was a constant threat for John Kiely’s men.

As for O’Donovan, the Doon man pitched in with three points from midfield, all coming from play. He gave a tireless display in the engine room of the Limerick side, as they reached their fifth consecutive Munster final.

Nash is selected in the corner following another inspirational display. The South Liberties club man was solid at corner back, dealing with whatever Cork forward came his way as well as scoring a point of his own.

Elsewhere, there is representation for eight other counties in total. Donal Burke of Dublin, and Wexford duo Diarmuid O’Keefe and Chin make the team following their sides shock wins over Kilkenny. Boland is named in the side after he shot 1-4 as Carlow went on to lift the Joe McDonagh cup.

GAA.ie Hurling Team of the Week

  1. Shaun O’Brien (Waterford)
  2. Niall O’Connor (Antrim)
  3. Mark Fitzgerald (Waterford)
  4. Barry Nash (Limerick)
  5. Diarmaid Byrnes (Limerick)
  6. Daithi Burke (Galway)
  7. Diarmuid O’Keeffe (Wexford)
  8. Darragh O’Donovan (Limerick)
  9. Joseph Cooney (Galway)
  10. Donal Burke (Dublin)
  11. Lee Chin (Wexford)
  12. Eoin Cody (Kilkenny)
  13. Patrick Horgan (Cork)
  14. Aaron Gillane (Limerick)
  15. Paddy Boland (Carlow)

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