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Wednesday 23 January 2019

Rebels lead nominees for U-21 awards

Cork's Mark Coleman. Photo: Sportsfile
Cork's Mark Coleman. Photo: Sportsfile Sportsdesk

All-Ireland U-21 champions Tipperary have been pipped by runners-up Cork in terms of nominations for the 2018 Bord Gáis Energy U-21 Team of the Year.

Munster champions Cork have 11 nominees while Liam Cahill's Premier side have nine players on the 45-man shortlist along with Leinster champions Galway.

Leinster runners-up Wexford also have six players represented while 10 counties received nominations in total for the final U-21 selection as the grade switches to U-20 from 2019 onwards.

The Bord Gáis Energy U-21 Player of the Year sees the inspirational Tipp pair of Ger Browne and Jake Morris duke it out with Galway's Fintan Burke and Cork's Mark Coleman for the accolade.

Last year's U-21 Hurler of the Year Aaron Gillane was central to Limerick's All-Ireland SHC triumph last month.

Nominees were selected by a panel of judges chaired by Bord Gáis ambassador Ger Cunningham alongside Galway star Joe Canning, Waterford legend Ken McGrath and TG4's Micheál Ó Domhnaill and winners will be announced on October 17.

Irish Independent

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