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HS Readers' Hurling Team Of The Decade - Revealed

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Thanks to all who helped select the HS Readers' Hurling Team Of The Decade.

HS Readers' Hurling Team Of The Decade

GOALKEEPER:

1. Eoin Murphy (Kilkenny)


DEFENDERS:

2. Paul Murphy (Kilkenny)

3. Daithi Burke (Galway)

4. JJ Delaney (Kilkenny)

5. Tommy Walsh (Kilkenny)

6. Brendan Maher (Tipperary)

7. Padraic Maher (Tipperary)


MIDFIELDERS:

8. Michael Fennelly (Kilkenny)

9. David Burke (Galway)


FORWARDS:

10. Henry Shefflin (Kilkenny)

11. Joe Canning (Galway)

12. TJ Reid (Kilkenny)

13. Noel McGrath (Tipperary)

14. Seamus Callanan (Tipperary)

15. Patrick Horgan (Cork)

Administrator (None) - Posts: 2227 - 01/01/2020 14:57:03    2256743

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Picks itself really. Couldn't argue with any of them on it

Bon (Kildare) - Posts: 930 - 01/01/2020 15:52:22    2256746

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Replying To Bon:  "Picks itself really. Couldn't argue with any of them on it"
Surprised richie hogan didn't get in, debate seemed to be between noel mcgrath and shefflin, basically did shefflin do enough in this decade to merit a place, some argument around Tommy Walsh, noel connors not far away there.

wexico15 (Wexford) - Posts: 2355 - 01/01/2020 23:27:28    2256781

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Richie Hogan??!!!

shoulders (Kilkenny) - Posts: 22 - 02/01/2020 09:16:21    2256797

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Replying To shoulders:  "Richie Hogan??!!!"
But who's place should he take?

Spudsareboilin (Galway) - Posts: 38 - 02/01/2020 11:25:55    2256829

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Replying To wexico15:  "Surprised richie hogan didn't get in, debate seemed to be between noel mcgrath and shefflin, basically did shefflin do enough in this decade to merit a place, some argument around Tommy Walsh, noel connors not far away there."
Tommy Walsh was on a different level completely to Noel Connors. Noel was a quality player but was limited position wise due to lack of pace, Tommy could play anywhere and did.

Bon (Kildare) - Posts: 930 - 02/01/2020 12:02:39    2256841

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Replying To Spudsareboilin:  "But who's place should he take?"
Noel McGrath, horgan, Shefflin or David Burke

shoulders (Kilkenny) - Posts: 22 - 02/01/2020 20:15:29    2256972

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Replying To shoulders:  "Noel McGrath, horgan, Shefflin or David Burke"
Noel McGrath is one of just a few players on the team that have performed brilliantly over the course of the decade, shining in attack in the 2010 final and excelling at midfield in the 2019 final. In between, apart from his enforced absence through a serious illness, his standards have been consistently high in various positions. Maybe he shouldn't be placed at corner forward but it would be a travesty to exclude him from the team.

midlands (Westmeath) - Posts: 192 - 02/01/2020 21:16:05    2256982

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Replying To shoulders:  "Noel McGrath, horgan, Shefflin or David Burke"
Horgan is well worth his place on the team. He's easily one of the best forwards of the decade.

WanPintWin (Galway) - Posts: 782 - 02/01/2020 21:52:54    2256989

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Replying To WanPintWin:  "Horgan is well worth his place on the team. He's easily one of the best forwards of the decade."
An absolute class act, continuously performs to such a high standard. His skill level is incredible. He carried Cork hurling on his own for so long.

Bon (Kildare) - Posts: 930 - 03/01/2020 13:35:06    2257082

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I agree Shefflin and Tommy were players of the last decade. Kilkenny were gone early in'13 and both were subs in 14. They were prominent in the first 3 years but I think that isn't long enough to be on a team for the whole decade. Richie Hogan should be on it.

gatha (Kilkenny) - Posts: 128 - 03/01/2020 14:02:44    2257089

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Richie is on that team all day long. Sometimes it's easy to forget how good players are at the start of the decade. Shefflin was brilliant in the drawn all Ireland (2012?) against Galway but for me he's the one who misses out.
Noel Mcgrath has only failed to score once from play in the championship in the decade which is a ridiculous stat.

tiobraid (Tipperary) - Posts: 2858 - 04/01/2020 00:11:14    2257222

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