2018 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship

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2018 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Championship details
Dates12 May – 19 August 2018
Teams12
All-Ireland champions
Winning teamLimerick (8th win)
CaptainDeclan Hannon
ManagerJohn Kiely
All-Ireland Finalists
Losing teamGalway
CaptainDavid Burke
ManagerMicheál Donoghue
Provincial champions
MunsterCork
LeinsterGalway
UlsterNot Played
ConnachtNot Played
Championship statistics
No. matches played27
Top ScorerBorder Peter Duggan (3-76)
Player of the YearBorder Cian Lynch
All-Star TeamSee here
2017
2019

The 2018 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship was the 131st staging of the All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship since its establishment by the Gaelic Athletic Association in 1887. It is the first tier of senior inter-county championship hurling.[1]

The championship began on 12 May 2018 and ended on 19 August 2018. The draw for the championship round-robin fixtures was held off camera on 19 October 2017 and announced on the championship draw broadcast on RTÉ2.[2][3]

The Championship was won by Limerick, who were crowned champions after overcoming Galway in the final by a score line of 3–16 to 2-18.[4] Limerick's victory was their eighth All-Ireland title and first since 1973.[4][5]

The 2018 Championship has been described by many as one of the best ever.[6][7][8][9]

The 2018 championship saw the biggest change in format since the introduction of the qualifiers in 2002.[10]

New 2018 Format[edit]

A new provincial hurling championship featuring five-team round-robin groups in both Leinster and Munster and the new Joe McDonagh Cup was introduced in 2018 for an initial three-year period. The proposal was carried by a narrow margin with 62% voting in favour (a majority of at least 60% was required) at the GAA's Special Congress on 30 September 2017. The top two teams in each provincial group contest the provincial final, with the provincial winners advancing to the All-Ireland semi-finals and the losing provincial finalists advancing to the two quarter-finals.[11]

An amendment to the motion from Laois, Offaly and Meath was carried by 87%. The third-placed teams in Leinster and Munster compete in All-Ireland preliminary quarter-finals against the two Joe McDonagh Cup finalists with the Joe McDonagh Cup teams having home advantage.

If a non-Munster team wins the Joe McDonagh Cup, the bottom team in the Leinster championship will be relegated to next year's Joe McDonagh Cup and will be replaced in next year's Leinster championship by the Joe McDonagh Cup winners. If a Munster team wins the Joe McDonagh Cup, they will play off against the team who finished bottom in the Munster championship for the right to play in next year's Munster championship, thereby ensuring that only Munster teams compete in the Munster championship.[12]

The restructure of hurling involved the reduction of the Leinster championship from nine teams to five. The Joe McDonagh Cup was created, consisting of the four counties from the 2017 Leinster qualifier group plus Antrim and Carlow, the 2017 Christy Ring finalists.

Teams[edit]

A total of twelve teams compete in the championship – five in the Leinster championship, five in the Munster championship, and the top two teams from the Joe McDonagh Cup who enter at the preliminary quarter-final stage.

Teams and venues[edit]

Each team has a nominal home stadium for the round-robin series of the provincial championships. However, Waterford will not play their "home" games at Walsh Park, instead playing in neutral venues for these fixtures, namely Limerick's Gaelic Grounds and Semple Stadium in Thurles.

In the knockout stage, teams from the provincial round-robin series will not have home advantage, if avoidable. The only teams to play knockout games at home are the two Joe McDonagh Cup finalists, who had home advantage in the preliminary quarter-finals. The Munster final was held at a neutral venue which was decided based on the qualifying teams, while the locations of the two quarter-finals were decided based on similar considerations. The Leinster final, and the semi-finals and final of the All-Ireland series are held in the 82,300-capacity Croke Park in Dublin, headquarters of the GAA.

Team Location Stadium Capacity
From the Leinster Championship
Colours of Dublin.svg Dublin Donnycarney Parnell Park 13,499
Colours of Galway.svg Galway Galway Pearse Stadium 26,197
Colours of Kilkenny.svg Kilkenny Kilkenny Nowlan Park 27,800
Colours of Offaly.svg Offaly Tullamore O'Connor Park 20,000
Colours of Wexford.svg Wexford Wexford Wexford Park 25,000
From the Munster Championship
Colours of Clare.svg Clare Ennis Cusack Park 19,000
Colours of Cork.svg Cork Cork Páirc Uí Chaoimh 45,000
Colours of Leinster Council.svg Limerick Limerick Gaelic Grounds 49,886
Colours of Roscommon.svg Tipperary Thurles Semple Stadium 53,000
Colours of Monaghan.svg Waterford n/a n/a n/a
From the Joe McDonagh Cup
Colours of Carlow.svg Carlow Carlow Dr. Cullen Park 21,000
Colours of Galway.svg Westmeath Mullingar Cusack Park 11,000

Personnel and colours[edit]

Team Colours Main
Sponsor
Captain(s) Manager(s) Most recent success
All-Ireland Provincial League
Clare Colours of Clare.svg Pat O'Donnell Patrick O'Connor Donal Moloney
Gerry O'Connor
2013 1998 2016
Cork Colours of Cork.svg Chill Insurance Séamus Harnedy John Meyler 2005 2017 1998
Dublin Colours of Dublin.svg AIG Liam Rushe Pat Gilroy 1938 2013 2011
Galway Colours of Galway.svg Supermac's David Burke Micheal Donoghue 2017 2017 2017
Kilkenny Colours of Kilkenny.svg Glanbia Cillian Buckley Brian Cody 2015 2016 2018
Limerick Colours of Leinster Council.svg Sporting Limerick Declan Hannon John Kiely 2018 2013 1997
Offaly Colours of Offaly.svg Carroll Cuisine David King Kevin Martin 1998 1995 1990–91
Tipperary Colours of Roscommon.svg Intersport/Elverys Pádraic Maher Michael Ryan 2016 2016 2008
Waterford Colours of Monaghan.svg TQS Integration Derek McGrath 1959 2010 2015
Wexford Colours of Wexford.svg Gain Lee Chin
Matthew O'Hanlon
Davy Fitzgerald 1996 2004 1972–73

Leinster Senior Hurling Championship[edit]

Leinster group table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L SF SA Diff Pts
1 Colours of Galway.svg Galway 4 4 0 0 7-89 (110) 6-62 (80) +30 8
2 Colours of Kilkenny.svg Kilkenny 4 3 0 1 5-76 (91) 6-69 (87) +4 6
3 Colours of Wexford.svg Wexford 4 2 0 2 6-81 (99) 5-68 (83) +16 4
4 Colours of Dublin.svg Dublin 4 1 0 3 9-73 (100) 1-85 (88) +12 2
5 Colours of Offaly.svg Offaly 4 0 0 4 5-50 (65) 14-85 (127) –62 0
Green background The top two teams contest the Leinster Final with the winners advancing to the All-Ireland semi-finals and the losers advancing to the All-Ireland quarter-finals.
Yellow background The third-placed team advances to the All-Ireland preliminary quarter-finals.
Red background As the 2018 Joe McDonagh Cup was won by Carlow (a Leinster county), the bottom team in the Leinster group, Offaly, are relegated to the 2019 Joe McDonagh Cup.

Leinster rounds 1 to 5[edit]

Leinster Round 1[edit]

Leinster Round 2[edit]

Leinster Round 3[edit]

Leinster Round 4[edit]

Leinster Round 5[edit]

Leinster final[edit]

The winners advance to the All-Ireland semi-finals and the losers advance to the All-Ireland quarter-finals.

1 July 2018
16:00
Leinster Final
Galway Colours of Galway.svg 0-18 (18) (18) 0-18 Colours of Kilkenny.svg Kilkenny
(HT: 0-7 – 0-8)

Pts: J Canning 6, N Burke 4, C Whelan 3, C Mannion 3, C Cooney 1, J Cooney 1

Pts: TJ Reid 10, B Ryan 2, E Murphy 1 (f), E Morrissey 1, J Maher 1, G Aylward 1, J Donnelly 1, W Walsh 1
Croke Park, Dublin
Referee: Fergal Horgan (Tipperary)
Attendance: 40,703

Leinster final replay[edit]

8 July 2018
15:00
Leinster Final Replay
Galway Colours of Galway.svg 1-28 (31) (24) 3-15 Colours of Kilkenny.svg Kilkenny
(HT: 1-16 – 1-7)
Gls: J Glynn 1
Pts: J Canning 10 (6f), C Mannion 6, C Whelan 4, N Burke 2, A Harte 2, J Cooney 1, J Glynn 1, C Cooney 1, J Flynn 1
Gls: G Aylward 1, R Hogan 1, C Fennelly 1
Pts: TJ Reid 9 (6f, 1 '65'), J Holden 1, C Fogarty 1, J Maher 1, J Donnelly 1, R Hogan 1, C Fennelly 1
Semple Stadium, Thurles
Referee: James Owens (Wexford)
Attendance: 25,102

Munster Senior Hurling Championship[edit]

Munster group table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L SF SA Diff Pts
1 Colours of Cork.svg Cork 4 2 2 0 5-94 (109) 4-89 (101) +8 6
2 Colours of Clare.svg Clare 4 3 0 1 4-97 (109) 5-77 (92) +17 6
3 Colours of Leinster Council.svg Limerick 4 2 1 1 3-92 (101) 4-81 (93) +8 5
4 Colours of Roscommon.svg Tipperary 4 0 2 2 7-77 (98) 5-91 (106) –8 2
5 Colours of Monaghan.svg Waterford 4 0 1 3 6-76 (94) 7-98 (119) –25 1
Green background The top two teams contest the Munster Final with the winners advancing to the All-Ireland semi-finals and the losers advancing to the All-Ireland quarter-finals.
Yellow background The third-placed team advances to the All-Ireland preliminary quarter-finals.
As the 2018 Joe McDonagh Cup was won by Carlow (a Leinster county), there was no relegation/promotion play-off between the bottom team in the Munster group and the Joe McDonagh Cup winners for the right to compete in next year's Munster championship.
Cork are ranked ahead of Clare as they won the head-to-head game between the teams.

Munster rounds 1 to 5[edit]

Munster Round 1[edit]

Munster Round 2[edit]

Munster Round 3[edit]

Munster Round 4[edit]

Munster Round 5[edit]

Munster final[edit]

The winners advance to the All-Ireland semi-finals and the losers advance to the All-Ireland quarter-finals.

1 July 2018
14:00
Munster Final
Cork Colours of Cork.svg 2-24 (30) (28) 3-19 Colours of Clare.svg Clare
(HT: 1-10 – 2-11)
Gls: S Harnedy 1, L Meade 1
Pts: P Horgan 11 (6f, 1 '65'), S Harnedy 4, M Coleman 2 (1 sl), D Fitzgibbon 2, D Kearney 2, C Lehane 1, L Meade 1, B Cooper 1
Gls: P Duggan 1, D Reidy 1, I Galvin 1
Pts: P Duggan 7 (6f), J Conlon 5, D Reidy 2, P Collins 2, C McGrath 1, T Kelly 1, C Galvin 1
Semple Stadium, Thurles
Referee: J McGrath (Westmeath)
Attendance: 45,364

2018 Joe McDonagh Cup[edit]

The inaugural Joe McDonagh Cup, the second tier of senior inter-county championship hurling, was contested by Antrim, Carlow, Kerry, Laois, Meath and Westmeath. Each team played all the other teams once in a round-robin format, with the top two teams progressing to the Joe McDonagh Cup final and also advancing to the All-Ireland preliminary quarter-finals, where they played the teams that finished third in the Leinster and Munster championships. Westmeath confirmed their place in the Joe McDonagh Cup final on 2 June 2018 after winning their first four matches, with Carlow confirming their place on 9 June after beating Westmeath.

Pos Team Pld W D L SF SA Diff Pts
1 Colours of Carlow.svg Carlow (Q) 5 4 0 1 122 102 20 8
2 Colours of Galway.svg Westmeath (Q) 5 4 0 1 130 115 15 8
3 Colours of Leitrim.svg Kerry 5 3 0 2 105 97 8 6
4 Colours of Laois.svg Laois 5 2 0 3 118 123 -5 4
5 Colours of Antrim.svg Antrim 5 2 0 3 130 116 14 4
6 Colours of Leitrim.svg Meath 5 0 0 5 94 146 -52 0
Final

The top two teams at the end of the round-robin, Westmeath and Carlow, faced each other in the final on 1 July 2018. The game, which took place in Croke Park, saw Carlow emerge victorious by a margin of five points to claim the inaugural Joe McDonagh Cup title.

1 July 2018
13:45
Joe McDonagh Cup Final
Westmeath Colours of Galway.svg 1-24 (27) (32) 2-26 Colours of Carlow.svg Carlow
(HT: 0-13 – 1-12)
Gls: N O'Brien 1
Pts: A Devine 8 (8f), E Price 6, A Clarke 3, R Greville 2, D McNicholas 2 (1f), N O'Brien 1, D Clinton 1, N Mitchell 1
Gls: J Doyle 1, C Nolan 1
Pts: D Murphy 10 (9f, 1 '65'), C Nolan 4, P Coady 4, JM Nolan 3, E Byrne 2, J Doyle 1, K McDonald 1, D Byrne 1
Croke Park, Dublin
Referee: Cathal McAllister (Cork)

As a Leinster county, Carlow were automatically promoted to the Leinster championship for 2019, taking the place of Offaly.

All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship[edit]

Bracket[edit]

Preliminary Quarter-Finals Quarter-Finals Semi-Finals All-Ireland Final
     
        Colours of Clare.svg Clare 0-27  
Colours of Galway.svg Westmeath 0-16     Colours of Wexford.svg Wexford 1-17  
Colours of Wexford.svg Wexford 2-21       Colours of Clare.svg Clare
(R)
1-30
2-13
 
          Colours of Galway.svg Galway
(R)
1-30
1-17
 
             
             
          Colours of Galway.svg Galway 2-18
          Colours of Leinster Council.svg Limerick 3-16
             
             
          Colours of Cork.svg Cork 2-31  
Colours of Leinster Council.svg Limerick 5-22       Colours of Leinster Council.svg Limerick 3-32  
Colours of Carlow.svg Carlow 0-13     Colours of Leinster Council.svg Limerick 0-27      
        Colours of Kilkenny.svg Kilkenny 1-22      
     

All-Ireland preliminary quarter-finals[edit]

The preliminary quarter-finals saw the third-placed teams from the two provincial round-robins play the two teams who competed in the Joe McDonagh Cup Final, with the two finalists having home advantage. Joe McDonagh champions Carlow faced third-placed Munster team Limerick in Dr Cullen Park, while runners-up Westmeath met Wexford, the third-place finished from Leinster, in Mullingar's Cusack Park.

All-Ireland quarter-finals[edit]

The two quarter-finals saw the losing provincial finalists play the winners of the two preliminary quarter-finals. As both third-place finishers from the provincial series won in the previous round, they were kept apart from the teams they had already met in the round-robin phase to prevent a repeat fixture. Munster runners-up Clare met Wexford, with beaten Leinster finalists Kilkenny facing Limerick the following day. Both games were held at neutral venues.[13]

All-Ireland semi-finals[edit]

The semi-finals will take place in Croke Park across the last weekend of July, with the Leinster (Galway) and Munster champions (Cork) playing the winners of the two quarter-finals — Clare and Limerick respectively.

28 July 2018
17:00
Semi-final
Galway Colours of Galway.svg 1-30 (33) (33) 1-30
(a.e.t.)
Colours of Clare.svg Clare
(HT: 1-10 – 0-9)
(FT: 1-23 – 0-26)
Gls: C Cooney 1
Pts: J Canning 12 (6f, 2 sl), C Mannion 4, David Burke 3, C Whelan 3, J Flynn 3 (1f), J Coen 2, C Cooney 1, J Glynn 1, N Burke 1
Gls: A Shanagher 1
Pts: P Duggan 14 (11f), J Conlon 4, S O'Donnell 3, T Kelly 3 (1 sl), I Galvin 2, D Fitzgerald 1, D Reidy 1, J McCarthy 1, C Galvin 1
Croke Park, Dublin
Referee: James Owens (Wexford)
Attendance: 54,191
29 July 2018
15:30
Semi-final
Cork Colours of Cork.svg 2-31 (37) (41) 3-32
(a.e.t.)
Colours of Leinster Council.svg Limerick
(HT: 0-14 – 1-12)
(FT: 1-27 – 1-27)
Gls: P Horgan 1 (1f), C Lehane 1
Pts: P Horgan 0-11 (9f), D Fitzgibbon 4, C Lehane 3, D Kearney 3, S Kingston 3, S Harnedy 2, M Coleman 2 (1s/l), C Joyce 1, L Meade 1, J O'Connor 1
Gls: S Dowling 1 (1p), C Lynch 1, P Ryan 1
Pts: A Gillane 13 (7f), S Dowling 4 (1f), G Mulcahy 4, G Hegarty 3, C Lynch 1, D O'Donovan 1, D Byrnes 1(1f), S Flanagan 1, T Morrissey 1, K Hayes 1, B Nash 1, D Reidy 1
Croke Park, Dublin
Referee: Paud O'Dwyer (Carlow)
Attendance: 71,073
5 August 2018
14:00
Semi-final Replay
Clare Colours of Clare.svg 2-13 (19) (20) 1-17 Colours of Galway.svg Galway
(HT: 0-6 – 1-9)
Gls: P Duggan 1, S O'Donnell 1
Pts: P Duggan 6 (6f), I Galvin 2, T Kelly, P Collins 1, J Conlon 1, A Shanagher 1, S O'Donnell 1
Gls: J Glynn 1
Pts: J Canning 8 (4f, 1 sl), C Whelan 3, N Burke 2, D Burke 2, C Mannion 1, C Cooney 1
Semple Stadium, Thurles
Referee: Fergal Horgan (Tipperary)
Attendance: 44,246

All-Ireland final[edit]

19 August 2018
15:30
All-Ireland Final
Galway Colours of Galway.svg 2-18 (24) (25) 3-16 Colours of Leinster Council.svg Limerick
(HT: 0-9 – 1-10)
Gls: C Whelan 1, J Canning 1 (1f)
Pts: J Canning 10 (5f, 2 '65'), D Burke 3, J Cooney 3, P Mannion 1, N Burke 1
Gls: G Mulcahy 1, T Morrissey 1, S Dowling 1
Pts: K Hayes 4, A Gillane 3 (1f), G Mulcahy 2, D Hannon 2, T Morrisey 1, D O'Donovan 1, C Lynch 1, D Byrnes 1
Croke Park, Dublin
Referee: James Owens (Wexford)
Attendance: 82,000

Championship statistics[edit]

Top scorers overall[edit]

Rank Player Club Tally Total Matches Average
1 Peter Duggan Clare 3-76 85 8 10.60
2 Joe Canning Galway 2-78 84 8 10.50
3 T. J. Reid Kilkenny 2-63 69 7 9.85
4 Patrick Horgan Cork 2-53 61 6 10.17
5 Jason Forde Tipperary 3-39 48 4 12.00
6 Rory O'Connor Wexford 0-46 46 5 9.20
7 Aaron Gillane Limerick 1-37 40 7 5.71
8 Paul Ryan Dublin 3-21 30 4 7.50
9 Shane Dowling Limerick 2-24 30 5 6.00
10 Pauric Mahony Waterford 1-26 29 3 9.66

Top scorers in a single game[edit]

Rank Player County Tally Total Opposition
1 Jason Forde Tipperary 1-14 17 Waterford
2 Joe Canning Galway 1-12 15 Kilkenny
Peter Duggan Clare 0-15 15 Tipperary
Shane Dowling Limerick 0-15 15 Waterford
5 Peter Duggan Clare 0-14 14 Galway
6 Patrick Horgan Cork 1-11 14 Limerick
7 Joe Canning Galway 1-10 13 Limerick
Peter Duggan Clare 1-10 13 Waterford
Peter Duggan Clare 0-13 13 Limerick
Aaron Gillane Limerick 0-13 13 Cork
11 Jason Forde Tipperary 1-9 12 Limerick
T. J. Reid Kilkenny 1-9 12 Galway
Shane Dooley Offaly 1-9 12 Galway
Rory O'Connor Wexford 0-12 12 Dublin
T. J. Reid Kilkenny 0-12 12 Dublin
Rory O'Connor Wexford 0-12 12 Galway
Joe Canning Galway 0-12 12 Wexford
Joe Canning Galway 0-12 12 Clare

Scoring Events[edit]

Miscellaneous[edit]

  • The Munster round-robin game between Clare and Waterford was the first Munster Championship game to take place at Cusack Park in Ennis since 1997.[14]
  • The Leinster round-robin game between Galway and Kilkenny at Pearse Stadium in Salthill was Galway's first home Leinster Championship match. It was the first provincial championship game (excluding the Connacht championship) to take place in County Galway since 1965.[15]
  • Clare's defeat of Tipperary in the Munster round-robin game was their first victory over the team since 2003.[16] It is also their first defeat of Tipperary in Thurles since 1928.[17]
  • Michael "Brick" Walsh of Waterford set a new record when he made his 74th championship appearance against Cork on 17 June 2018.[18]
  • Cork won back-to-back Munster titles for the first time since 2005/06.
  • The Leinster final ended in a draw for the first time since 1993.[19]
  • The Leinster final was played outside Leinster for the first time.[20]
  • For only the second year in a row, no county from Leinster reached the All-Ireland semi-final stage, with the four spots going to Clare, Cork, Galway and Limerick. (Galway currently play in the Leinster Championship but are geographically in Connacht.)
  • Limerick defeated Kilkenny in the championship for the first time since 1973.[21]
  • Kilkenny failed to win the All-Ireland for the third consecutive year. This is their longest titleless streak since 19941999, when they went six years without an All-Ireland.
  • Limerick achieve victory in the All-Ireland final for the first time since 1973.
  • Limerick defeated Galway in the All-Ireland final for the very first time.[22]

Live Hurling on TV[edit]

RTÉ, the national broadcaster in Ireland, provided the majority of the live television coverage of the hurling championship in the second year of a five-year deal running from 2017 until 2021. Sky Sports also broadcast a number of matches and had exclusive rights to some games.

Live Hurling On TV Schedule
Date Fixture &
Match Details
RTÉ
Sky Sports
Provincial Championships
13 May Dublin v Kilkenny
Leinster Round 1
RTÉ
20 May Limerick v Tipperary
Munster Round 1
RTÉ
20 May Cork v Clare
Munster Round 1
RTÉ
27 May Tipperary v Cork
Munster Round 2
RTÉ
27 May Galway v Kilkenny
Leinster Round 3
RTÉ
2 June Wexford v Galway
Leinster Round 4
Sky Sports
2 June Cork v Limerick
Munster Round 3
Sky Sports
3 June Waterford v Tipperary
Munster Round 3
RTÉ
9 June Kilkenny v Wexford
Leinster Round 5
Sky Sports
[note 1]
10 June Tipperary v Clare
Munster Round 4
RTÉ
17 June Clare v Limerick
Munster Round 5
RTÉ
1 July Cork v Clare
Munster Final
RTÉ
1 July Galway v Kilkenny
Leinster Final
RTÉ
All-Ireland Hurling Championship
14 July Clare v Wexford
All-Ireland Quarter-Final
RTÉ
15 July Kilkenny v Limerick
All-Ireland Quarter-Final
RTÉ
28 July Galway v Clare
All-Ireland Semi-Final
RTÉ
Sky Sports
29 July Cork v Limerick
All-Ireland Semi-Final
RTÉ
Sky Sports
19 August Galway v Limerick
All-Ireland Final
RTÉ
Sky Sports

Awards[edit]

Sunday Game Team of the Year

The Sunday Game team of the year was picked on 19 August, which was the night of the final.[24] The panel consisting of Brendan Cummins, Jackie Tyrrell, Anthony Daly, Eddie Brennan, Dónal O'Grady, Ken McGrath and Cyril Farrell unanimously selected Galway's Pádraic Mannion as the Sunday game player of the year.[25][26]

  • 1. Eoin Murphy (Kilkenny)
  • 2. Sean Finn (Limerick)
  • 3. Daithi Burke (Galway)
  • 4. Richie English (Limerick)
  • 5. Diarmaid Byrnes (Limerick)
  • 6. Declan Hannon (Limerick)
  • 7. Padraic Mannion (Galway)
  • 8. Darragh Fitzgibbon (Cork)
  • 9. Cian Lynch (Limerick)
  • 10. Peter Duggan (Clare)
  • 11. Joe Canning (Galway)
  • 12. Tom Morrissey (Limerick)
  • 13. Graeme Mulcahy (Limerick)
  • 14. John Conlon (Clare)
  • 15. Seamus Harnedy (Cork)
All Star Team of the Year

On 2 November, the 2018 PwC All-Stars winners were announced and presented at Dublin's Convention Centre. Cian Lynch was named as the All Stars Hurler of the Year with Kyle Hayes named the All Stars Young Hurler of the Year. [27][28]

Pos. Player Team Appearances
GK Colours of Kilkenny.svg Eoin Murphy Kilkenny 2
RCB Colours of Leinster Council.svg Seán Finn Limerick 1
FB Colours of Galway.svg Daithí Burke Galway 4
LCB Colours of Leinster Council.svg Richie English Limerick 1
RWB Colours of Galway.svg Pádraic Mannion Galway 2
CB Colours of Leinster Council.svg Declan Hannon Limerick 1
LWB Colours of Leinster Council.svg Dan Morrissey Limerick 1
MD Colours of Leinster Council.svg Cian LynchHOTY Limerick 1
MD Colours of Cork.svg Darragh Fitzgibbon Cork 1
RWF Colours of Clare.svg Peter Duggan Clare 1
CF Colours of Galway.svg Joe Canning Galway 5
LWF Colours of Cork.svg Séamus Harnedy Cork 2
RCF Colours of Cork.svg Patrick Horgan Cork 3
FF Colours of Clare.svg John Conlon Clare 1
LCF Colours of Leinster Council.svg Graeme Mulcahy Limerick 1

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ Sky Sports missed the first 22 minutes of the match because they showed extra time of Meath v Tyrone in the All-Ireland Senior Football Championship instead.[23]

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