|Irish name||Mac Shile Ó hAodha|
Kildimo, County Limerick, Ireland
|Height||6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)|
|University of Limerick|
|*Inter County team apps and scores correct as of 10:53, 20 August 2018.|
Minor and under-21
Hayes first played for Limerick at minor level in 2015, in a season which ended with a defeat by Galway in the All-Ireland quarter-final. He was eligible for the minor grade once again the following year. On 4 September 2016, Hayes was at full-forward when Limerick were defeated by Tipperary in the All-Ireland final at Croke Park.
Hayes subsequently joined the Limerick under-21 hurling team and won a Munster Championship medal in his first season after a 0-16 to 1-11 defeat of Cork in the final. On 9 September 2017, Hayes was at centre-back in Limerick's 0-17 to 0-11 defeat of Kilkenny in the All-Ireland final. He was later named on the Bord Gáis Energy Team of the Year.
Hayes made his first appearance for the Limerick senior hurling team on 12 February 2017 in a 1-14 to 0-14 defeat by Wexford in the National Hurling League. Later that season he made his first championship appearance, scoring 1-01 from play, in a 3-17 to 2-16 defeat by Clare in the Munster Championship.
On 19 August 2018, Hayes scored four points from play when Limerick won their first All-Ireland title in 45 years after a 3-16 to 2-18 defeat of Galway in the final. He was later named man of the match. Hayes ended the season by being nominated for an All-Star Award, while he was also named Young Hurler of the Year.
- As of match played 19 August 2018.
- All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship (1): 2018
- All-Ireland Under-21 Hurling Championship (1): 2017
- Munster Under-21 Hurling Championship (1): 2017
- Bord Gáis Energy Under-21 Team of the Year (1): 2017
- All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Final Man of the Match (1): 2018
- GAA-GPA All-Star Young Hurler of the Year (1): 2018
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- McGoldrick, Seán (19 August 2018). "Limerick are All Ireland hurling champions for the first time in 45 years following epic victory over Galway". Irish Independent. Retrieved 20 August 2018.
- "Kyle Hayes wins Man of the Match, Limerick dominate Sunday Game best XV but Galway star was their hurler of the year". Irish Independent. 19 August 2018. Retrieved 20 August 2018.
- "All Star hurling nominees: 15 Limerick players in contention". Hogan Stand. 13 September 2018. Retrieved 13 September 2018.
- Moran, Seán (2 November 2018). "Limerick sweep the boards with six All Star and both Hurlers of the Year". Irish Times. Retrieved 4 November 2018.