GALWAY DAILY ALL-STARS: KILKENNY AND LIMERICK DOMINATE HURLING SELECTIONS

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The first round of nomination selections for the 2018 Galway Daily Hurling All-Stars took place on twitter last week with league champions Kilkenny and promoted Limerick sharing nine players. 

Kilkenny finished top with five players.  Eoin Murphy was the winner in goal, Padraig Walsh was named at full back, while Martin Keoghan, TJ Reid and Walter Walsh were included in the attack.

Limerick were represented by defenders Sean Finna and Diarmuid Byrnes, Cian Lynch in midfield and Aaron Gillane at right corner forward.

Tipperary got three picks as Ronan Maher took a midfield slot while John McGrath and Jason Forde are at 12 and 14.  Dublin won two polls with Eoghan O’Donnell and Sean Moran winning out at 4 and 6.  Wexford’s Diarmuid O’Keeffe completes the set at left wing back.

Galway had three contenders but none managed to top their poll.  Conor Whelan got 32% but finished behind Walsh; Jason Flynn (17%) came second to Gillane; and Adrian Tuohey just managed 10% coming fourth behind Finn.

The 15 winners will be part of our 45 official nominations after the All-Ireland Finals.  The second round of selections will take place after the Leinster and Munster Hurling Finals.

  1. EOIN MURPHY (KILKENNY) – 89%, Mark Fanning (Wexford) – 6%, Darren Brennan (Kilkenny) – 5%, Anthony Nash (Cork) – 0%

2. SEAN FINN (LIMERICK) – 38%, Alan Flynn (Tipperary) – 33%, Joey Holden (Kilkenny) – 19%, Adrian Tuohey (Galway) – 10%

3. PADRAIG WALSH (KILKENNY) – 70%, Conor Cleary (Clare) – 10%, Michael Cahill (Tipperary) – 10%, Liam Ryan (Wexford) – 10%

4. EOGHAN O’DONNELL (DUBLIN) – 38%, Mike Casey (Limerick) – 25%, Richie English (Limerick) – 25%, Ben Connelly (Offaly) – 12%

5. DIARMUID BYRNES (LIMERICK) – 53%, Declan Hannon (Limerick) – 24%, Paudie Foley (Wexford) – 17%, Conor Delaney (Kilkenny) – 6%

6. SEAN MORAN (DUBLIN) – 64%, Cillian Buckley (Kilkenny) – 19%, Padraic Maher (Tipperary) – 11%, David McInerney (Clare) – 6%

7. DIARMUID O’KEEFFE (WEXFORD) – 65%, David Fitzgerald (Clare) – 21%, Mikey O’Malley (Clare) – 7%, Gearoid Hegarty (Limerick) – 7%

8. RONAN MAHER (TIPPERARY) – 67%, Tony Kelly (Clare) – 29%, Austin Gleeson (Waterford) – 4%, Darragh Fitzgibbon (Cork) – 0%

9. CIAN LYNCH (LIMERICK) – 69%, Kevin Foley (Wexford) – 25%, Sean Curran (Tipperary) – 6%, Bill Cooper (Cork) – 0%

10. MARTIN KEOGHAN (KILKENNY) – 41%, Rory O’Connor (Wexford) – 35%, John Conlon (Clare) – 12%, Noel McGrath (Tipperary) – 12%

11. TJ REID (KILKENNY) – 90%, Lee Chin (Wexford) – 10%, Conor Lehane (Cork) – 0%, Conor McDonald (Wexford) – 0%

12. JOHN McGRATH (TIPPERARY) – 41%, David Reidy (Clare) – 35%, Ronan Hayes (Dublin) – 18%, Tom Morrissey (Limerick) – 6%

13. AARON GILLANE (LIMERICK) – 70%, Jason Flynn (Galway) – 12%, Ross King (Laois) – 12%, Neil McManus (Antrim) – 6%

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14. JASON FORDE (TIPPERARY) – 71%, Peter Duggan (Clare) – 19%, Seamus Flanagan (Limerick) – 10%, Michael Breen (Tipperary) – 0%

15. WALTER WALSH (KILKENNY) – 58%, Conor Whelan (Galway) – 32%, Patrick Curran (Waterford) – 5%, David Dunne (Wexford) – 5%

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