Six Wexford Nominees Shortlisted For Under 21 Team Of The Year

A staggering forty-five u-21 inter-county hurlers from around the country have been shortlisted for the U-21 Team Of The Year. 

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Cork lead the way with eleven nominations, followed closely by Tipperary (9), Galway (9) and Wexford (6), who all have representatives on this year’s shortlist.

PART 1: Wexford Weekly - The Fanzone
PART 1: Wexford Weekly - The Fanzone

Remaining counties Limerick, Kilkenny, Dublin and Waterford all have 2 nominees, while one player from both Westmeath and Carlow makes up the full list.

For Wexford, the players nominated are:

Damien Reck – Oylegate

Darren Byrne – Blackwater

Ian Carthy-Taghmon /Camross

Joe O’Connor – St Martins

Rory O’Connor – St Martins

Seamus Casey -Oylegate


The full list of nominations are as follows: 

Goalkeepers: Billy Nolan (Waterford), Barry Hogan (Tipperary), Ger Collins (Cork)

Right Corner Back: Paddy Smyth (Dublin), David Lowney (Cork), Damien Reck (Wexford)

Full Back: Darren Byrne (Wexford), Jack Fitzpatrick (Galway), Brian McGrath (Tipperary)

Left Corner Back: Killian O’Dwyer (Tipperary), Shane Bannon (Galway), Niall O’Leary (Cork)

Right Half Back: Fintan Burke (Galway), Conor Prunty (Waterford), Billy Hennessy (Cork)

Centre Back: Kyle Hayes (Limerick), Make Coleman (Cork), Robert Byrne (Tipperary)

Left Half Back: Dylan Quirke (Tipperary), Jack Grealish (Galway), Ian Carty (Wexford)

Midfield: Darragh Fitzgibbon (Cork), Richie Leahy (Kilkenny), Tom Monaghan (Galway), Seán Loftus (Galway), Ger Browne (Tipperary), Conor Cahalane (Cork)

Right Half Forward: Brian Ryan (Limerick), Robbie O’Flynn (Cork), Joe O’Connor (Wexford)

Centre Forward: Jerome Cahill (Tipperary), Rory O’Connor (Wexford), Declan Dalton (Cork)

Left Half Forward: Killian Doyle (Westmeath), Ciaran Fahy (Galway), Shane Kingston (Cork)

Right Corner Forward: Jake Morris (Tipperary), Kevin Cooney (Galway), Colin Currie (Dublin)

Full forward: Tim O’Mahoney (Cork), John Donnelly (Kilkenny), Mark Kehoe (Tipperary)

Left Corner Forward: Seamus Casey (Wexford), Evan Niland (Galway), Chris Nolan (Carlow)

The BGE U-21 Team of the Year and Player of the Year nominees were picked by a panel of judges chaired by Bord Gáis Energy Sports Ambassador Ger Cunningham alongside Bord Gáis Energy #HurlingToTheCore Ambassador Joe Canning, Waterford legend Ken McGrath and TG4’s Micheál Ó Domhnaill.

The winners will receive their awards on Friday 19 October at a special ceremony held in Dublin.