Horgan misses out on The Sunday Game's Team of the Year 2 months ago

Horgan misses out on The Sunday Game's Team of the Year

There are three certainties in life and the third one is that someone is going to be unhappy about the All-Star hurling team.

He should be on instead of him and that lad wouldn't pick his nose! It's only a matter of time before the critics are out in their droves and going on past form, don't expect them be in a forgiving mood.

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The Sunday Game team of the year is always a decent barometer of what the All-Star team of the year will be and on those grounds, there are bound to be some notable absentees. The starting point is that there are 11 - a record number - of Limerick players on the team with only Eoin Murphy, Conor Prunty, Tony Kelly and Jack O'Connor breaking the Treaty stranglehold.

The Sunday Game team of the year - presented by Jackie Tyrrell, Ursula Jacob, Shane Dowling and Brendan Cummins - reads as follows.

1 Eoin Murphy (Kilkenny)

 

2 Sean Finn (Limerick)

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3 Conor Prunty

4 Barry Nash (Limerick)

5 Kyle Hayes (Limerick)

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6 Declan Hannon (Limerick)

7 Diarmuid Byrnes

 

8 Tony Kelly (Clare)

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9 William O'Donoghue (Limerick)

10 Jack O'Connor (Cork)

11 Cian Lynch (Limerick)

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12 Tom Morrissey (Limerick)

 

13 Peter Casey (Limerick)

14 Seamus Flanagan (Limerick)

15 Aaron Gillane (Limerick)

By our estimation, Jack O'Connor - though impressive - is fortunate to get the nod while Patrick Horgan - who is the championship's top scorer with 0-54 - Eoin Cody, Jamie Barron and Dan Morrissey can count themselves unlucky. See the GAA JOE Hurling team of the year here.