2017 Bord Gáis Energy U21 Hurling Team of the Year

Cork’s Declan Dalton, from the Fr O’Neills GAA Club, named on the 2017 Bord Gáis Energy U21 Hurling Team of the Year.

All-Ireland champions Limerick lead the way with eight players on the 2017 Bord Gáis Energy U21 Hurling Team of the Year.

Kilkenny and Galway are rewarded with three players apiece and one Cork player completes the line-up.

The Bord Gáis Energy Player of the Year was also announced, with Limerick’s Aaron Gillane taking home the award after fending off stiff competition from his teammates Kyle Hayes, Peter Casey and Seán Finn and Kilkenny’s Conor Delaney.

He follows in the footsteps of Stephen Bennett from Waterford who was crowned Player of the Year in 2016.

The Team of the Year and Player of the Year winners were picked by a panel of judges including Ger Cunningham, Galway hurler Joe Canning, Waterford great Ken McGrath and TG4’s Micheál Ó Domhnaill.

Bord Gáis Energy U-21 Player of the Year    Aaron Gillane (Limerick)

Bord Gáis Energy U-21 ‘B’ Player of the Year   Shane Conway (Kerry)

2017 Bord Gáis Energy Team of the Year

1. Darren Brennan (Kilkenny – St Lachtain’s)

2. Sean Finn (Limerick – Bruff)
3. Conor Delaney (Kilkenny – Erins Own)
4. Sean Loftus (Galway – Turloughmore)

5. Ronan Lynch (Limerick – Na Piarsaigh)
6. Kyle Hayes (Limerick – Kildimo Pallaskenry)
7. Jason Cleere (Kilkenny – Bennettsbridge)

8. Colin Ryan (Limerick – Pallasgreen)
9. Robbie Hanley (Limerick – Kilmallock)

10. Aaron Gillane (Limerick – Patrickswell)
11. Declan Dalton (Cork – Fr O’Neill’s)
12. Cian Lynch (Limerick – Patrickswell)

13. Conor Whelan (Galway – Kinvara)
14. Peter Casey (Limerick – Na Piarsaigh)
15. Thomas Monaghan (Galway – Craughwell)