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Hurler of the Week nominees.
Hurler of the Week nominees.

GAA.ie Hurler of the Week nominations

Westmeath claimed a vital victory over Meath to advance to the Leinster SHC Quarter-Finals.

Laois earned a third provincial Round Robin win in a row to set up an interesting encounter against Wexford.

This week’s nominees for GAA.ie Hurler of the Week are Tommy Doyle (Westmeath), Ross King (Laois), and Killian Doyle (Westmeath).

The voting process is simple: retweet the image of your chosen player on the GAA's official Twitter account (@officialgaa) or like their image on the GAA's official Facebook and Instagram pages. Voting will close at 10am on Tuesday, May 16 and the winner will be announced on GAA.ie.

GAA.ie Hurler of the Week nominees

Tommy Doyle (Westmeath)

An integral part of the Lake County's full back line, Tommy Doyle put in another exemplary performance on Sunday helping goalkeeper Paddy Moloney chalk up another clean sheet.

The Westmeath defence have been running a tight ship conceding only one goal in three of their round-robin fixtures.

Overcoming the Royals on Sunday by just two points, Doyle was at the heart of Michael Ryan's defence and will be aiming to go one better than last year by advancing to a Leinster Senior Hurling Championship Semi-Final.

Ross King (Laois)

Renowned as a corner forward, Ross King has since moved out to centrefield under manager Eamonn Kelly to link up with fellow club mate Patrick Purcell. It's turning into an excellent partnership with both players performing well.

As captain and free-taker for his county, King has been a leader for Laois who have now registered four successive victories in which the Rathdowney-Errill club man has racked up 46 points.

He put down another brilliant display at midfield on Sunday scoring 13 points which helped see off Kerry ensuring that Laois will go into their Quarter-Final with Wexford after recording a 100 per cent winning record in this year's Leinster Round Robin.

Killian Doyle (Westmeath)

In what was a do or die clash for Westmeath on Sunday centre-forward Killian Doyle stepped up to claim an impressive 1-3 from play.

With the game in the balance Doyle produced the games telling moment when he netted the decisive goal in the 51st minute.

Throughout the game he controlled the half forward line and picked up three further points which ultimately made the difference meaning Westmeath will have a chance to topple Offaly on May 27. 


Players of the Week are decided based on votes cast by followers of @officialgaa on Twitter, on the Official GAA Facebook Page and on the Official GAA Instagram page

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