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GAA.ie Hurler of the Week Thomas Monaghan.
GAA.ie Hurler of the Week Thomas Monaghan.

Thomas Monaghan voted GAA.ie Hurler of the Week


Galway's Thomas Monaghan has been voted GAA.ie Hurler of the Week.

The promising Craughwell youngster earned 2768 votes on the GAA’s Official Twitter (@officialgaa), Facebook, and Instagram pages with Limerick's Barry Nash second and Kilkenny's Shane Walsh third.

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GAA.ie Hurler of the Week

1: Thomas Monaghan (Galway) - 2,768 (43 per cent)

2: Barry Nash (Limerick) - 1,823 (29 per cent)

3: Shane Walsh (Kilkenny) - 1,768 (28 per cent)

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Thomas Monaghan showed why he is a member of the Galway senior panel and regarded as one of the most talented young hurlers in the country by producing a seriously classy performance in Saturday’s All-Ireland U-21 semi-final.

He scored four points from play and was a key cog in a Galway half-forward line that gave the Limerick defence all sorts of problems for much of the match.

Fast, skilful, and with an eye for a score, we’ll be hearing a lot about Monaghan in the years to come.

A big man with quick wrists is always a dangerous proposition in hurling as Limerick’s Barry Nash proved once again in Limerick’s All-Ireland U-21 semi-final win over Galway.

He finished the match with four points from play to his name, and there was a touch of class to all of them.

Thanks to his size the South Liberties man is a very effective ball-winner, but he’s also blessed with serious skill too which makes him a very difficult player to contain for opposition defences.

Shane Walsh was the pick of Kilkenny’s high-scoring forwards in their all too easy 8-35 to 0-7 victory over Derry in Saturday’s All-Ireland U-21 hurling semi-final.

The Tullaroan man finished with a personal tally of 2-7, 2-3 of which came from play, and pretty much terrorised the Derry defence whenever he got his hands on the ball.

Shane is a younger brother of Tommy and Padraig Walsh and it looks like he has what it takes to play for the Kilkenny senior team himself some day soon.

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* 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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