Limerick Hurling Team of the Decade: Left Half Back

The decade that was 2010-2019 is fast coming to an end.

For the Limerick hurlers, it was a mixed decade that started with a protest but would ultimately deliver a first All-Ireland title in 45 years.

Overall, Limerick won one All-Ireland title, Two Munster Championships, a Division 1 League Title and A Division 2 League title.

Over the next fifteen days in the lead up to Christmas, I will select my team of the decade that saw Limerick play 40 championship games and 68 League games.

Already we have had our

Goalkeeper,

Right Corner Back, Full Back & Left Corner Back,

Right Half-Back and Centre Back

Today we finalise our backline!


Left Half Back

Gavin O’Mahony

Kilmallock

2009-2017

Munster GAA Hurling Senior Championship Final, Gaelic Grounds, Limerick 14/7/2013 Cork vs Limerick Limerick’s Gavin O’Mahony is carried from the field by fans Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/James Crombie

Honours: Munster Senior Hurling Championship, Division 2 League title

O’Mahony is incredibly unfortunate to have retired from intercounty hurling the winter before Limerick’s All-Ireland success with the Kilmallock man a staple of the side since his debut last decade.

O’Mahony was captain of the Limerick minor side who lost out an All-Ireland final to Joe Canning’s Galway in 2005.

He made his debut for the senior side a couple of years later and proved his versatility for his county lining out at wing-back, centre-back, midfield and centre-forward in his time with the squad.

Brilliantly skilled, as natural a hurler as you’re likely to see, O’Mahony had it all.


Honourable Mention: Paudie O’Brien

O’Mahony’s club teammate Paudie O’Brien was a top performer for Limerick at wing-back through the middle part of the decade, opening the scoring in the 2013 Munster Final.

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