Limerick Hurling Team of the Decade: Midfield

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 BackFull Back & Left Corner Back,

Right Half-BackCentre Back Left Half Back;

Earlier Cian Lynch was named as our first midfielder, now we look at his partner.


Paul Browne



Munster Senior Hurling League Final, Gaelic Grounds, Limerick 14/1/2018 Clare vs Limerick Limerick captain Paul Browne lifts the cup Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Cathal Noonan

Honours: All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship, 2x Munster Senior Championship, Division 1 League Title, Division 2 League Title.

After recently announcing his retirement from intercounty hurling, Paul Browne was praised nationwide for his consistency over the past decade.

Operating at midfield throughout his career, Browne was one of the leading middle men in Munster this decade.

Captained Limerick to Munster Senior League glory in 2018, Browne would miss out on playing in an All-Ireland final after tearing his ACL.

Yet, the Bruff man remained as a key part of that All-Ireland winning squad, wearing No. 27 in Croke Park that day with the team commenting on his impact on the squad despite his injury.

He returned to the fold in 2019 before calling time on his Limerick career in November.

The perfect foil to Lynch.

Honourable Mention: William O’Donoghue

Again longevity works against the Na Piarsaigh man but whenever he has been called upon he has proven his worth.

Nailed down a starting berth in 2019 and was deservedly nominated for an All Star award at the end of the season.

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