Sean Finn and Diarmaid Byrnes named on GAA.ie Hurling Team of the Week

Finn was a rock at corner back and became increasingly influential following Gearoid Hegarty’s sending off as Waterford launched attack after attack.

Limerick defensive duo Sean Finn and Diarmaid Byrnes have been named on the GAA.ie Team of the Week after their round one Munster championship win over Waterford.

The Shannonsiders kept the Deise at bay with a 1-18 to 0-19 win to kick off the defense of their title. Finn was a rock at corner back and became increasingly influential following Gearoid Hegarty’s sending off as Waterford launched attack after attack.

Byrnes was his usual self in defence, limiting his opponent while also clipping over 0-3, the only score from play a crucial one down the stretch with Limerick down to 14-men.

9 April 2023; Sean Finn of Limerick during the Allianz Hurling League Final match between Kilkenny and Limerick at Páirc Ui Chaoimh in Cork. Photo by Eóin Noonan/Sportsfile

Waterford’s Calum Lyons is also named on the team after keeping tabs on Cian Lynch. Limerick are one of four teams with two players selected alongside Tipperary, Antrim and Galway. There is one each for Kerry, Offaly, Carlow, Clare, Dublin and Kilkenny.

Jake Morris (Tipperary), Evan Niland (Galway) and Cian O’Sullivan (Dublin) are in the running for the player of the week awaard.

GAA.ie Hurling Team of the Week

  1. John B O’Halloran (Kerry)
  2. Cathal Barrett (Tipperary)
  3. Ciaran Burke (Offaly)
  4. Sean Finn (Limerick)
  5. Diarmaid Byrnes (Limerick)
  6. Calum Lyons (Waterford)
  7. Padraic Mannion (Galway)
  8. Michael Bradley (Antrim)
  9. Marty Kavanagh (Carlow)
  10. Aidan McCarthy (Clare)
  11. Cian O’Sullivan (Dublin)
  12. TJ Reid (Kilkenny)
  13. Evan Niland (Galway)
  14. Jake Morris (Tipperary)
  15. Conal Cunning (Antrim)

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