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14 Clare hurlers nominated for U21 Team of the Year

Paul Flanagan, David O’Halloran and Tony Kelly are among those to be afforded the accolade.

Tony Kelly is among those nominated for a place on the Team of the Year.
Tony Kelly is among those nominated for a place on the Team of the Year.

A TOTAL OF 14 Clare hurlers have been nominated for the U21 Bord Gáis Energy Team of the Year, it was announced today.

Paul Flanagan, David O’Halloran and Tony Kelly are among those nominated on the shortlist, while Kilkenny and Tipperary have the second highest representation with six players apiece.

Meanwhile, David McInerney, Jason Ford, Podge Collins, Kevin Kelly, Colm Galvin and Lee Chin have all been nominated for Player of the Year.

The ceremony will be televised live on 12 October on TG4 from 8.30pm and will last roughly an hour. The full U21 nominations can be seen below.

Shortlist Announced for Bord Gáis Energy Team of the Year
1 Aaron Duggan-Kilkenny,            Daragh Mooney-Tipperary,         Ronan Taffe-Clare
2 Paul Flanagan-Clare,                    Cathal Barrett-Tipperary,              Tiernan Coyle-Antrim
3 Dan Kelleher-Offaly,                   Willie Phelan-Kilkenny,                 David McInerney-Clare,
4 Brian Kennedy-Kilkenny,           Jack Browne-Clare,                         Mark Carmody-Limerick
5 Seadna Morey-Clare,                  Andrew Kenny-Wexford,             Joe O’Dwyer-Tipperary
6 Shane O’Gorman-Wexford,     Alan O’Neill -Clare,                          Pat Camon-Offaly,
7 Stephen O’Halloran-Clare,        Ray Barry-Waterford,                     Diarmuid Byrne-Carlow
8 Colm Galvin-Clare,                       Jackson McGreevy-Antrim,         Stephen Roche-Waterford
9 Lee Chin-Wexford,                      Tony Kelly-Clare,                              Eoghan Campbell-Antrim
10 Jack Guiney-Wexford,             Peter Duggan-Clare,                       Jason Forde-Tipperary
11 Podge Collins-Clare,                   Ian Byrne-Wexford,                        John Power-Kilkenny
12 Niall O’Meara-Tipperary,        Jake Dillon-Waterford,                 Stephen McAfee-Antrim,
13 Stephen Quirke-Offaly,           Cathal O’Connell-Clare,                 Ger Alyward-Kilkenny
14 Kevin Kelly -Kilkenny,               Bill Walsh-Tipperary,                       Conor Cooney-Galway
15 David O’Halloran-Clare,           Ciaran Clarke-Antrim,                     Shane O’Donnell-Clare

Breakdown on Counties Nominated:

Clare               14
Kilkenny           6
Tipperary        6
Wexford          5
Antrim             5
Offaly              3
Waterford       3
Galway            1
Limerick          1
Carlow             1

Nominations for Player of the Year:

1 David McInerney
2 Jason Forde
3 Podge Collins
4 Kevin Kelly
5 Colm Galvin
6 Lee Chin

Nominations for Bord Gáis Energy Score of the Year Award:

Antrim vs Clare (All-Ireland Final):                   Score of the Game: Tony Kelly
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

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