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TJ, Aussie or McGrath - what's your favourite hurling goal from this 2017 shortlist?

The TG4 award will be announced on New Year’s Eve.

pjimage (3) TJ Reid, Austin Gleeson and Conor McGrath hit superb strikes this year. Source: INPHO

SO WHICH OF these hurling strikes to the net caught your eye in 2017?

Kilkenny’s TJ Reid, Waterford’s Austin Gleeson and Clare’s Conor McGrath all raised green flags in an eye-catching fashion.

Away from the inter-county stage there were superb goals at club level by Ballyea’s Niall Deasy, Cuala’s Con O’Callaghan and Na Piarsaigh’s David Dempsey.

In all there are 15 strikes in contention for TG4′s Cúil na Bliana award, the annual programme that will air this year on the Irish language station at 5pm on New Year’s Eve.

Here’s the shortlist, let us know your favourite goal and get involved in the voting here.

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A. Niall Deasy – Ballyea v St Thomas – 5 February

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B. Aron Shanagher – Clare v Kilkenny – 19 February

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C. Con O’Callaghan – Cuala v Slaughtneil – 25 February

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D. TJ Reid – Kilkenny v Tipperary – 11 March

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E. Niall O’Meara – Tipperary v Kilkenny – 11 March

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F. Jamie Barron – Waterford v Cork – 13 August

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G. Austin Gleeson – Waterford v Cork – 13 August

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H. Jack Canning – Galway v Cork – 3 September

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I. Podge Collins – Clare v Waterford – 26 March

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J. Jamie Barron – Waterford v Kilkenny – 8 July

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K. John McGrath – Tipperary v Cork – 21 May

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L. Conor McGrath – Clare v Cork – 9 July

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M. Shane Bennett – Waterford v Kilkenny – 8 July

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N. David Dempsey – Na Piarsaigh v Kilmallock – 15 October

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O. Michael Breen – Tipperary v Dublin – 8 July

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