Ewan Bourke Holycross Ballycahill
Tall,brave and with a huge range of puckouts,Ewan has been excellent for Holycross Ballycahill all year.Very good reflexes and a great ability in 1 on 1 situations are other traits to admire in a hugely consistent goalie.
Pa Dwyer Holycross Ballycahill
Mr Consistency at 2,the Holycross Ballycahill captain hasn’t put a foot wrong in 2 seasons ,his cool interventions denying many opposition scores
Thomas Fahy Borris-ileigh
Fahy has a lot of experience in a Borris-Ileigh jersey, and only for an influx of underage talent in recent years, would still have been hurling at senior level. He was a regular at corner back for the Borris seniors in years gone by, but was a big factor in Borris-Ileigh making a North final, and made a name for himself late in the game, moving to full forward and scoring 2-2 within 10 minutes. An experienced operator.
Conor O’Sullivan Galtee Rovers
O’Sullivan was his usual tough tenacious tight marking self throughout the year.His Performance was the foundation stone of Rovers win in the West Junior Championship.
Fionan O’Suilleabhain Skeheenarinky
An experienced hurler who has been an integral part of the Skeheenarinky defensive unit in 2021 after a brief switch to wing forward early in the campaign. Team Captain and calming influence, his ability to read the game and start attacks from the half back line were integral to Skeheen’s title win and Munster performances to date. Fionan missed the Club’s Intermediate campaign in 2015 through travel and will be looking forward to testing himself at the grade in 2022.
Sean Geaney Nenagh Eire Og:
Geaney is one of the men many Nenagh supporters would point at as a man playing beneath his level at junior level, and you can see his ability as he commanded centre back all year. A former All Ireland schools winner with Nenagh CBS, Geaney has other interests away from GAA that hampered his regularity at senior level, but he is a class operator at junior level and was a key member for Nenagh all year.
Frank Hanafin Holycross Ballycahill
Super solid in the air and on the ground,Frank’s power in the middle third was key to Holycross Ballycahills two mid titles in 2020 and 21
Darragh Brennan Skeheenarinky
Co. Minor panelist in 2019, Darragh is an outstanding young hurler whose move from corner forward to midfield during the campaign made a huge difference to the balance of Skeheen in 2021. His standout moment was against Galtee Rovers in the Co. semi Final when his solo goal late on proved the difference. Darragh is strong, athletic and intelligent on the ball which equips him well for the Intermediate grade in 2022. Bright future ahead.
Josh Keller Nenagh Eire Og
His first year at adult level couldn’t have went better for Keller ad he clinched a North medal at the first time of asking. He was a serious talent underage, and his ability to travel with the ball proved to be a massive attacking weapon for Nenagh. Expect this man to be a regular with the Nenagh seniors in the coming years.
Conor Sweeney Skehenarinky
Better known for his Football exploits with Tipperary but Conor is an accomplished hurler in his own right. His strenght, athleticism and composure were key to Skeheen’s charge in 2021. His three points in the final quarter of the Co. Final laid the platform for the win but his standout moment came against Grangemockler in the South quarter-final when his goal entering injury time put Skeheen in the driving seat.
Tony O’Brien Galtee Rovers
O’Brien was in red hot form scoring 1-74 in 7 Championship games scoring 0-15 Points in a number of outings,His accuracy from Play and unerring free taking was the difference in ‘21 between Galtee Rovers losing and winning a lot of their games,A club Talisman
Jamie Lee Dwan Holycross Ballycahill
Ball winning half forward,well able to take a score,exceptional in the air and surely a fixture at senior in the years ahead in green and white.
Tomas Vaughan Skeheenarinky
Skeheenarinky’s marquee forward throughout the campaign and the Premierview Podcast Junior Player of the Year for 2021. His reliability and consistency on frees and in open play was one of the main reasons Skeheen landed the Co. title. Powerful in possession, his standout moment, amongst many, came in the South Final against Ballingarry when his solo goal set his side on their way to their 10th title success. His selection on the South Senior Panel underlines his undoubted talent and one to watch in next year’s Intermediate Championship.
Donnacha Quinn Nenagh Eire Og
Quinn was in exceptional form as Nenagh clinched the North title with victory over Borris-Ileigh. The centre forward has had a tough few years with a recurring and debilitating knee injury hampering him, and only for that injury, he would definitely be a key player for Nenagh at senior level. But it’s good for Quinn that he can still contribute on the field, and he was an integral scoring threat for Nenagh all year.
Dean Finn Skeheenarinky
The Skeheenarinky player’s player of the Co. Final. His three point haul, above all, created the platform for his team’s success. Dean is strong, athletic and direct in attack and creates opportunities for those around him and strikes fear in the opposition. His form has continued into the Munster campaign and will be a handful for anyone in the Intermediate Championship in 2022.
Give a listen to our Podcast Episode with Dr. Damien Young who brings us right into the Heart of the Tipperary Senior Hurling Set Up,a must listen for all Hurling Fans.