Hurling/Camogie team of the weekend
The hurling is back, the camogie is back.
The Christmas dragged on a bit and the lack of hurling made it even more of a slog but three weekends into January, the club All-Ireland semis went to post, the Fitzgibbon Cup set off and the camogie leagues got going.
Here's the team of the weekend.
1 Caoimhe Burke (Tipperary)
Kept All-Ireland champions Cork at bay all day long and kept Tipperary in the game for long stages.
2 Sean Bannon (Oranmore-Maree)
Helped keep St Gall's out despite his side being down to five defenders for most of it.
3 Luke Corcoran (Trinity)
Held the square hostage and kept the Garda College out in Trinity's famous win.
4 Marion Quaid (Limerick)
A prominent member of the Limerick camógs' rear guard effort that kept Offaly out.
5 Eoin Clifford (Cloughduv)
Hurled the world of ball from half back and he had Buff Egan raving at Fraher Field.
6 Peter Treanor (Castleblaney, Monaghan)
Hit a point and held the centre all day long in the Monaghan club's All-Ireland junior semi-final win over Leitrim's Carrick.
7 Chris Crummie (DCU)
Hit two mammoth points from his own half back line and that's his trademark now.
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8 Joe Doyle (Charleville)
A stylish operator who sniped some crucial scores when Graigue Ballycallan were gaining momentum.
9 Mark Walsh (Cloughduv, Cork)
Was an unlucky man to come out on the losing side in the intermediate hurling semi-final. Popped up with some inspirational scores from midfield.
10 Darragh Fitzgibbon (Charleville)
Any time a Charleville player gets on the ball, they look for Darragh Fitzgibbon.
They needn't have to. He comes bombing off the shoulder every single time and once it's popped to him, it's a point.
The best finisher around.
11 Beth Carton (Waterford)
Waterford camogie is rising and Beth Carton is their star player. Scored nine in their defeat of Wexford.
12 Tommy Maher (Dunnamaggin)
Whenever Dunnamaggin needed a score, Maher popped up, over a free or from open play. Ended his day with ten and into an All-Ireland final now.
13 Sean Carey (UCD)
NUIG were the better team but UCD's clinical forwards kept them alive and Sean Carey, son of the great DJ was one of their most prolific hitting 1-1 from play.
14 Shane Conway (UCC)
Hit nine points, five from open play in UCC's defeat of UL.
15 Danielle Morrissey (Kilkenny)
The youngster was deadly accurate from placed balls and contributed from open play too in Kilkenny's first round league win over Clare.