Hurling team of the weekend
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The best day of the hurling year?
Quite possibly. It's a pity for real die hards who would have gone to both the Munster and Leinster finals. It's a pity for the Joe McDonagh Cup too but there's no point in complaining now.
The hurling delivered again. In the Gaelic Grounds, Tipp and Limerick were poised up until a second half capitulation for the Premier men. That was mainly due to the Limerick's backs, the supreme Sean Finn and Mike Casey sherrifing the square while Diarmuid Byrnes and Declan Hannon dominated out in front of them.
Up front, a sharp Peter Casey took his chance. He must be one of the youngest looking senior man-of-the-match winners in some time.
— The GAA (@officialgaa) June 30, 2019
Across the country in Croker it was Wexford's day. AJ Redmond lit the touch paper with an irresistible display in the minor final while Chin, McDonald, O'Connor, Foley and co. took care of it from there.
Liam Óg McGovern is unlucky to miss out on this team, and he's only just pipped by Paddy Purcell and Cian Lynch, both of whom were sublime for their counties in midfield.
Adrian Mullen, TJ Reid and Mark Kavanagh can all feel hard done by not to have a place in the half forward line, but none of O'Connor and Bergin couldn't miss out either.
Brian Hogan mans the goals for Tipperary, the Lorrha club man made a string of exceptional saves from Limerick attackers.
Here's your #WeAreHurling round-up of another great weekend.
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— Ingrid Jansen (@IngridJansen4) June 30, 2019
Limerick the team to beat
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