EIGHT OF CLARE’S All-Ireland winning U21 hurlers have been named in the Bord Gáis Energy U21 Hurling Team of the Year.
The Banner dominate the awards with captain Paul Flanagan, goalkeeper Ronan Taffe and team-mates David McInerney, Seadna Morey, Alan O’Neill, Colm Galvin, Tony Kelly and Podge Collins all featuring.
There is no place for Shane O’Donnell, however. The Éire Óg forward scored 3-3 in the senior final replay against Cork but misses out.
Beaten finalists have two inclusions in Ciarán Clarke and Stephan McAfee while Kilkenny, Waterford, Wexford, Offaly and Tipperary have one player each in the selection.
A three-man shortlist sees David McInerney, Jason Forde and Podge Collins nominated for Player of the Year.
Bord Gáis Energy Team of the Year
1. Ronan Taffe – Clare
2. Paul Flanagan – Clare
3. David McInerney – Clare
4. Brian Kennedy – Kilkenny
5. Seadna Morey – Clare
6. Alan O’Neill – Clare
7. Ray Barry – Waterford
8. Colm Galvin – Clare
9. Lee Chin – Wexford
10. Tony Kelly – Clare
11. Padráic Collins – Clare
12. Stephan McAfee – Antrim
13. Stephen Quirke – Offaly
14. Jason Forde – Tipperary
15. Ciarán Clarke – Antrim
Nominations for Bord Gáis Energy Score of the Year Award:
- Kerry vs Kildare (All-Ireland B Final): Score of the Game: Pádraig Boyle
- Galway vs Clare (All Ireland Semi-Final): Score of the Game: Cathal O’Connell
- Wexford vs Antrim (All Ireland Semi-Final): Score of the Game: Ciaran Clarke
- Tipperary vs Clare (Munster Final): Score of the Game: Peter Duggan
- Waterford vs Clare (Munster Semi-Final): Score of the Game: Peter Duggan
- Tipperary vs Cork (Munster Semi-Final): Score of the Game: John McGrath
- Wexford vs Kilkenny (Leinster Final): Score of the Game: Gary Moore
- Kilkenny vs Offaly (Leinster Semi-Final): Score of the Game: Michael Brennan
- Tipperary vs Limerick (Munster Quarter Final): Score of the Game: Shane Kenny