Shane Conway voted GAA.ie Hurler of the Week
Shane Conway has been voted GAA.ie Hurler of the Week.
The Kerry star earned 5, 016 votes on the Official GAA Instagram page with Clare’s Tony Kelly second and Dublin’s Rian McBride third.
GAA.ie Hurler of the Week
1: Shane Conway (Kerry) – 5,016 votes
2: Tony Kelly (Clare) - 4, 649 votes
3: Rian McBride (Dublin) – 2,543 votes
Shane Conway put down an incredible week of hurling.
On Wednesday he was hailed as the “Messi of Hurling” by UCC manager Tom Kingston after helping the Cork university retain the Electric Ireland Fitzgibbon Cup.
He scored nine points in that match and then scored another seven for the Kerry hurlers on Saturday as they defeated Meath to make it three wins from three in Division 2A of the Allianz Hurling League.
Tony Kelly is arguably the form player in the country at the moment and was excellent again for the Clare hurlers against Laois on Sunday.
The howling wind and rain made hurling a real challenge in Cusack Park, but Kelly was as imperious as ever.
He scored eight points, three of them from play, and never stopped running in what was a hugely industrious performance.
Rian McBride followed up his good form in the Electric Ireland Fitzgibbon Cup for DCU with a man of the match performance for Dublin against Carlow on Saturday.
The classy midfielder made light of the terrible weather conditions in Netwatch Cullen Park to score four points from play.
He was a creative fulcrum for his team too, winning a huge amount of ball in the middle third of the field and using it wisely.
Players of the Week are decided based on votes cast by followers of the Official GAA Instagram page.