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Poll: Who will be crowned the 2014 Hurler of the Year?

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Richie Hogan is the current favourite for the gong

Richie Hogan is the current favourite for the gong

Richie Hogan is the current favourite for the gong

We're less than 48 hours away from the All-Ireland SHC final, but before Liam McCarthy is raised, we ask who has been your Hurler of the Year for 2014 so far.

RICHIE HOGAN (Kilkenny)

Has hit 1-9 in the championship to date from midfield with big performances in the drawn Leinster semi-final with Galway and his goal proved pivotal in the win over Limerick.

His sleek skills in the middle third have been crucial to the Cats march to the final and he is a justifiable favourite for the top player award.

Odds: 4/5

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Kilkenny's Richie Hogan celebrates after scoring a goal against Limerick during the All-Ireland Hurling semi-final at Croke Park

Kilkenny's Richie Hogan celebrates after scoring a goal against Limerick during the All-Ireland Hurling semi-final at Croke Park

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Kilkenny's Richie Hogan celebrates after scoring a goal against Limerick during the All-Ireland Hurling semi-final at Croke Park

 

SEAMUS CALLANAN (Tipperary)

Was kept largely subdued in the Munster championship defeat to Limerick by Richie McCarthy but has scored an amazing 7-33 as Tipp claimed four wins on the trot to seal an All-Ireland final berth.

The entire Tipp attack has been on fire but Callanan is the fulcrum of the Premier county's forward division.

Odds: 13/8

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Seamus Callanan has proved himself a serious leader for Tipperary this year. Picture credit: Brendan Moran / SPORTSFILE

Seamus Callanan has proved himself a serious leader for Tipperary this year. Picture credit: Brendan Moran / SPORTSFILE

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Seamus Callanan has proved himself a serious leader for Tipperary this year. Picture credit: Brendan Moran / SPORTSFILE

 

TJ REID (Kilkenny)

The Ballyhale Shamrocks man has scored 3-40 in this year's championship and looks like decent value at 8/1.

He has been Kilkenny's primary free-taker but his aerial prowess and eye for a goal means he must come into the reckoning for Hurler of the Year.

Odds: 8/1

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Kilkenny's TJ Reid was yesterday announced as June's GAA/GPA Player of the Month sponsored by Opel. Picture credit: Stephen McCarthy / SPORTSFILE

Kilkenny's TJ Reid was yesterday announced as June's GAA/GPA Player of the Month sponsored by Opel. Picture credit: Stephen McCarthy / SPORTSFILE

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Kilkenny's TJ Reid was yesterday announced as June's GAA/GPA Player of the Month sponsored by Opel. Picture credit: Stephen McCarthy / SPORTSFILE

 

OTHERS

Here are four players involved on Sunday who could force their way into the reckoning but probably need a man-of-the-match performance.

Odds: Colin Fennelly(Kilkenny) 12/1, Padraig Maher (Tipperary) 14/1, Patrick Maher (Tipperary) 14/1, John O'Dwyer (Tipperary) 16/1

 

Have we made some blatant omissions? Let us know in the comments section below.

 

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