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Limerick’s Richie English named U21 Hurler of the Year

English beat team-mate Diarmaid Byrnes and Wexford’s Conor McDonald to the prize.

Richie English has been named the player of the year.
Richie English has been named the player of the year.
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LIMERICK’S RICHIE ENGLISH has been named the Bord Gáis Energy Player of the Year at the U21 Hurling Team of the Year Awards which were held at Dublin’s Marker Hotel tonight.

The Limerick defender beat out competition from his team-mate Diarmaid Byrnes and Wexford’s Conor McDonald after helping his county claim this year’s All-Ireland title.

Wicklow’s Anthony Byrne picked up the award for the B championship.

Commenting on the selection of English and Byrne for their respective awards, Bord Gáis Energy Sports Ambassador Ger Cunningham said:

“It’s a credit to these two individuals that they have been picked to receive these prestigious awards.  It is the icing on the cake for both following their teams’ victories in the ‘A’ and ‘B’ championships.

“In a year where Limerick were outstanding they had a number of exceptional individual performers.  There was consensus among the committee that Richie was the best of an excellent bunch.”

The 2015 Bord Gáis Energy Team of the Year was revealed on Newstalk’s ‘Off the Ball’ show over the course of the last four days.  The winning players received their awards at tonight‘s ceremony.

2015 Bord Gáis Energy Team of the Year

1. David McCarthy (Limerick)

2. Liam Ryan (Wexford)
3. Richie English (Limerick)
4. Mikey Breen (Tipperary)

5. Diarmaid Byrnes (Limerick)
6. Barry O’Connell (Limerick)
7. Jack O’Connor (Wexford)

8. Darragh O’Donovan (Limerick)
9. Pat Ryan (Limerick)

10. Bobby Duggan (Clare)
11. Cian Lynch (Limerick)
12. Ian Galvin (Clare)

13. Brian Molloy (Galway)
14. Conor McDonald (Wexford)
15. Tom Morrissey (Limerick)

The 2015 Bord Gáis Energy Score of the Year was also revealed tonight.  Wexford’s remarkable team goal, which was finished off by Cathal Dunbar, in their Leinster semi-final win against Offaly was voted by fans of the championship as the deserving winner.

Source: breakingthrough/YouTube

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