GAA JOE club hurling team of the county championships 2 months ago

GAA JOE club hurling team of the county championships

Some of these lads have led their clubs to the promised land.

Some of them still have hurling to do.

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The county championships have come and gone and, with all three provincial hurling finals taking place this weekend, the stars of club season have made themselves known.

Some of them will be forgotten about, on a national scale, by the time the Tommy Moore Cup has been won in January but they won't be forgotten by their own clubs.

GAA JOE Club hurling team of the county championships

1 Shane Dowling (Na Piarsaigh)

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Was outstanding, saving four penalties and scoring two in the Limerick SHC semi-final against Doon. Also made some big saves in the final against Patrickswell.

2 Kevin Burke (Na Fianna)

Burke has been a rock at the back for Na Fianna, displaying composure in possession and tenacity out of it, leading the team in the absence of his brother Donal.

3 Ross Kelly (Naas)

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A mainstay at the back for Naas. Tough-tackling and uncompromising.

4 Cathal McCarthy (Sarsfields)

Scored five from play in the Cork semi-final and four from play in the final.

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5 Paddy Deegan (O'Loughlin Gaels)

His county final winning point will go down in O'Loughlin Gaels folklore, but Deegan has led his club with typical bravery and endeavour all year.

6 Philip Mahony (Ballygunner)

Like a fine wine. Still a beast at the back.

7 Declan McGrath (Kiladangan)

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Turned the Tipperary final in Kiladangan's favour with the pass of the year.

8 Conor Boylan (Na Piarsaigh)

Turned the final in his side's favour with a sensational second half display in the county final.

9 Colm Galvin (Clonlara)

Showed his class and experience throughout the Clare

10 Joseph McLaughlin (Ruairí Óg Cushendall)

The youngster lit up the Antrim SHC, and brought that form with him into Ulster, scoring 2-5 against Ballycastle in the Ulster semi-final.

11 Jack Sheridan (Naas)

The leader in the Naas attack, scored 2-8 in the county final win over Coill Dubh.

12 Pauric Mahony (Ballygunner)

Seems to have found a new lease of life having retired from Waterford. Scored 1-21 between the Waterford quarter final, semi-final and final.

13 Eanna Burke (St Thomas)

Was peerless yet again, scoring 3-3 between the Galway semi-final and final.

14 Charlie Mitchell (Kilcormac Killoughey)

The 19-year-old scored 1-9 from play between the Offaly semi-final and final.

15 Mossy Keyes (Camross)

Blitzed Abbeyleix with 3-6 from play in the Laois final.

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