HS hurling team of the week

February 24, 2020

Kilkenny players take to the field before the Allianz HL Division 1 Group B round 4 clash against Clare at UPMC Nowlan Park. ©INPHO/Bryan Keane.

Limerick and Waterford both made it three wins from as many outings in Division 1A while Clare are setting the pace in Division 1B. Check out our hurling team of the week…


1. Mark Fanning (Wexford)

The Model County’s netminder made no mistake with a 31st minute penalty against Dublin in Croke Park.

2. Donncha Hartnett (Laois)

The O’Moore County came out on top in difficult conditions against Carlow in O’Moore Park on Saturday evening.

3. Mike Casey (Limerick)

Limerick had to withstand a second-half comeback against Cork but Casey and his team-mates got their hands on the two points.

4. Ciaran Wallace (Kilkenny)

Wallace’s performance in the draw with Clare will have been a source of great encouragement for Cats supporters.

5. James Madden (Dublin)

Defeat was a bitter pill for Madden and Dublin to swallow on Saturday.

6. Ronan Maher (Tipperary)

Maher stood out in what was a routine win for the All-Ireland champions over Westmeath.

7. Kevin Moran (Waterford)

The Deise veteran used his experience to good effect in the Deise’s minimum margin victory over Galway.

8. Cian Lynch (Limerick)

The gifted midfielder sent over two points in his team’s hard-earned success over Cork.

9. Tony Kelly (Clare)

Kilkenny couldn’t get to grips with the Ballyea clubman who hit them for seven points in Nowlan Park.

10. Jason Forde (Tipperary)

The Silvermines player accumulated a personal tally of 0-14 against the Lake County.

11. Jamie Barron (Waterford)

The former All-Star midfielder was full of industry in Waterford’s Group A victory over the Tribesmen.

12. Rory O’Connor (Wexford)

The talented O’Connor found the target with 0-4 (three from play) as Davy Fitzgerald’s side timed its run to perfection.

13. Ross King (Laois)

King accounted for all bar three of their 15 points winning tally in their make-or-break clash with neighbours Carlow.

14. Shane O’Donnell (Clare)

O’Donnell came in for special praise from manager Brian Lohan after his 2-1 exploits against the Cats.

15. Aaron Gillane (Limerick)

Gillane led the scoring charge for John Kiely’s side with 0-13 (11 frees) against the Rebel County.



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