Eight games, eight goals, and one hell of a summer for the 2019 Hurler of the Year. At a time when Tipperary possessed an embarrassment of attacking riches, it was Séamus Callanan whose killer instinct proved pivotal. He got the green flag waving in every game of the championship, and the 31-year-old from Drom topped off his terrific year with a captain’s performance in the All-Ireland final, pitching in 1-2 during Tipp’s demolition job on Kilkenny. All year, defences tried their best to neutralise Callanan. All year, they failed. A sure sign that you’re dealing with a true great.