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Have TJ, Bonner and Bubbles wrapped up half-forward hurling Allstars?

All three players really stood out in 2014.

John OÕDwyer Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

THIS ONE ALREADY looks signed sealed and delivered. TJ Reid, Patrick “Bonner” Maher and John “Bubbles” O’Dwyer were in sensational form right up to the All-Ireland final and there shouldn’t be any stopping this trio claiming their Allstars.

Noel McGrath had a good year as in a roving corner-forward role while Michael Fennelly was excellent in the All-Ireland final replay but neither should trouble Reid, Maher or O’Dwyer for a place on the team.

Elsewhere, Declan Hannon, Conor Lehane and Conor Cooney were rewarded for fine seasons.

Half-forward line nominees:
Noel McGrath (Tipperary)
Michael Fennelly (Kilkenny)
Declan Hannon (Limerick)
Conor Lehane (Cork)
Patrick Maher (Tipperary)
John O’Dwyer (Tipperary)
Eoin Larkin (Kilkenny)
TJ Reid (Kilkenny)
Conor Cooney (Galway)

Sunday Game pundits chose:
Reid, Maher, O’Dwyer

Previous Allstars:
Larkin (2), Fennelly (2), McGrath (2), Reid (1)

What three half-forwards deserve a 2014 Allstar?

Poll Results:

 John O’Dwyer (215)
 TJ Reid (184)
 Patrick Maher (152)
 Conor Lehane (48)
 Declan Hannon (40)
 Michael Fennelly (17)
 Eoin Larkin (16)
Noel McGrath (15)
 Conor Cooney (10)

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About the author:

Kevin O'Brien

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