Micheal Houlihan nominated for Hurler of the Week while Kyle Hayes also named on Team of the Round

Houlihan was making his full league debut for Limerick in the clash with Clare where he top scored for the Treaty men.

After hitting 0-12 in his full league debut, Limerick sharpshooter Micheal Houlihan has been nominated for the GAA.ie Hurler of the Week. The Kilmallock native opened the scoring in Limerick’s six-point win over Clare on Saturday evening and didn’t relent from there on in.

He is joined in the Player of the Week shortlist by Cork’s Conor Lehane and Tipperary’s Jason Forde with both men also racking up big tallies in wins over the weekend.

Houlihan got off the mark after 15 seconds and added his second just three minutes later before taking over the free-taking duties following David Reidy’s injury. Houlihan finished his evening’s work with three from play to go with nine frees.

You can vote for Houlihan on the OfficalGAA’s Instagram Story.

“Micheál Houlihan announced himself as a potential star in the making on his League debut for Limerick against Clare on Saturday. He scored 12 points, four of them from play, and the flicked pass he produced in the run-up to Donnacha Ó Dálaigh’s goal was a thing of beauty. “

11 February 2023; Micheal Houlihan of Limerick scores a point from a free during the Allianz Hurling League Division 1 Group A match between Limerick and Clare at TUS Gaelic Grounds in Limerick. Photo by Eóin Noonan/Sportsfile

His teammate Kyle Hayes is also selected on the Team of the Week with the Kildimo Pallaskenry man hitting 0-3 from wing back in his seasonal debut.

Tipperary, Dublin and Cork all have two players chosen to the team while Kilkenny, Waterford, Fermanagh, Westmeath, Offaly, Laois and Wexford have one.

GAA.ie Team of the Week

Aidan Tallis (Kilkenny)

Rory Porteous (Fermanagh)

Micheal Breen (Tipperary)

Darragh Egerton (Westmeath)

Chris O’Leary (Dublin)

Calum Lyons (Waterford)

Kyle Hayes (Limerick)

Ryan Mullaney (Laois)

Conor Hearne (Wexford)

Declan Dalton (Cork)

Micheal Houlihan (Limerick)

Donal Burke (Dublin)

Eoghan Cahill (Offaly)

Jason Forde (Tipperary)

Conor Lehane (Cork)

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