Saturday 21 October 2017

Austin Gleeson omitted from Sunday Game 'Team of the Year' as Galway dominate the XV

Galway's Gearóid McInerney, left, and Jason Flynn celebrate
Galway's Gearóid McInerney, left, and Jason Flynn celebrate
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As expected, All Ireland champions Galway dominate the Sunday Game hurling team of the year while Gearóid McInerney was named player of the year.

Galway captain David Burke capped a memorable day when he was named man of the match on the Sunday Game.

Micheal Donoghue's Tribesmen have eight players in the 15 with four coming from Waterford, two from Cork and one from Tipperary.

One talking point from the panel's selection was the absence of Waterford talisman Austin Gleeson.

Cork's Pa Horgan takes his place in the full forward line alongside Galway duo Conor Whelan and Conor Cooney.

McInerney, wearing the number six jersey just like thew late great Tony Keady, was unanimously voted as the best hurler this year by the Sunday Game panel.

SUNDAY GAME TEAM OF THE YEAR

1: Anthony Nash (Cork)

2: Adrian Tuohy (Galway)

3: Daithi Burke (Galway)

4: Noel Connors (Waterford)

5: Padraic Mannion (Galway)

6: Gearoid McInerney (Galway)

7: Padraic Maher (Tipperary)

8: Jamie Barron (Waterford)

9: David Burke (Galway)

10: Kevin Moran (Waterford)

11: Joe Canning (Galway)

12: Michael Walsh (Waterford)

13: Conor Whelan (Galway)

14: Conor Cooney (Galway)

15: Patrick Horgan (Cork)

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