GAA JOE club hurling/camogie team of the weekend
Club hurling is hotting up.
It was county final day in Kilkenny and in Wexford and there were star performances all over. In Ulster, it was the provincial first round while the Munster club camogie championship kicked off in some style.
In Kilkennny, it was the intermediate final that really caught the eye. Tommy Walsh is still going strong at 36 and the Kilkenny legend's 1-2 from full forward played a huge part in their triumph. His namesake 'young Tommy Walsh' was just as effective at full back while John Walton sniped four from play from midfield. Padraig Walsh was also in supreme form for them.
The star performer of the day however, was livewire corner forward Peter Walsh who hit 2-3 at crucial times and terrorised Thomastown all day long.
In the senior final, Darren Mullen cleared the world of ball for Ballyhale while Richie Reid was also prominent in defence. Cousins Colin Fennelly and Adrian Mullen were their best attackers.
Down in Wexford, Luke White made a few good saves for St Martin's while Jack O'Connor was a real leader at centre forward, hitting two from play and catching plenty of ball.
Up in Ulster, Slaughtneil are back in another Ulster final and Karl McKaigue helped keep Middletown at bay. Dunloy will be their opposition in the final, with both Ryan McGarry and Nigel Elliott the most impressive performers in their win over Ballycran.
In the camogie, captain Aoife McGrath played a leading role for Drom and Inch who scored a famous one point win over Sarsfields while across the water, Ben Conroy sniped 0-12 in the London final at Ruislip.