1 – Paul Maher – Moyne Templetuohy – Missed the opening 2 games due to injury but once returned, it allowed Murty Kelly to add to the attack for Moyne Templetuohy. His puck outs played a big role in Moyne Templetouhy reaching the summit this year.
2 – Roddy Teehan – Moneygall – Roddy was exceptional for Moneygall all year, stylish, abrasive and fast, he was also able to man mark when opposition players required it. He nullified both Conor Whelan & Dylan Walsh and his 1st half performance v Mark Kehoe was very commendable after it reported he was suffering with illness before the game.
3 – Ciaran Lloyd – Moyne Templetuohy – An area where needed improvement, Lloyd was immense for the Mid side this year. He is tall, robust and has a decent turn of pace. Has youth on his side and will be one to watch into the future.
4 – Kieran Breen – Knockavilla Donaskeigh Kickhams – Comfortable either in the Corner or on the Wing for Kickhams, Breen was joint Captain for only their second West Intermediate ever this year, His level of consistency has been rewarded with a solid show for the winners of the Miller shield at the end of this year.
5 – Bill Maher – Kilsheelan Kilcash – Had a fantastic season for Kilsheelan whereby along with Paul were the heartbeat of the defence and the link men for the attack. Exceptionally comfortable on the ball, his endless running tormented both forwards and defenders this year.
6 – Tossy Hamill – Moyne Templetouhy – Had a great year where he commanded the centre back roll and linked with his half backs and midfield to build the attack. Had a trojan second half in the Co Final, he has been there with Tipp in the past and this experience really stood to him when Moyne Templetuohy needed him this year.
7 – Paul Maher – Kilsheelan Kilcash – A lot of people would suggest he was the Intermediate Hurler of the Year in 2021 and it is very hard to argue against it. Brilliant to lead to the defence, like Bill he is so comfortable on the ball. He had powerhousing displays in the Co Semi and Final only to come up ever so short.
8 – Mark Stokes – Kilsheelan Kilcash – Very strong hurler, quick and very combative. He is a big man, very skillful and has a great eye for a score. He provided much needed running to link with the two Mahers and if he dedicated more to the hurling, he would be a great option for Tipp going forward.
9 – Conor Bowe – Moyne Templetuohy – Stared the year in corner forward but Liam England’s decision to move him to centre field was a telling move. He provided pace to this area of the field that caused huge problems for teams, evidently shown in the Co Final. His shooting can be very erratic at times but his stint with the footballers has seen him bulk up and it was only a matter of time before Tipp Senior Hurling management came calling.
10 – Mark Kehoe – Kilsheelan Kilcash – Highest scorer from play in this years Championship with 5-19 alone from play, the Tipperary panellist was in brilliant form through the season. He was immense when it mattered on the big days for Kilsheelan this year, he is going to have a part to play with Tipperary in the years ahead.
11 – Gearoid O’Connor – Moyne Templetuohy – Missed one game in the championship and it was the only game Moyne Templetuohy didn’t win, which says it all. He was the lynchpin to everything Moyne Templetuohy did in attack and his scoring from frees was massive for the Co Champions. His running from deep was a huge plus for the Mid side and his training with Tipp Seniors has really improved his game. Expect to see him involved more with Tipp in 2022.
12 – Joe Fogarty – Moneygall – Joe was inspirational form for Moneygall this year. He has really added a lot to his game this year, he has bulked up, is fast but it his aerial ability that is very hard to contend with for any defender such is his spring. He has recently been added to the Tipp Training squad and this is sure to improve his overall game going forward.
13 – Sean Kenneally – Moneygall – Only 18 years old and playing his first year at adult level, Kenneally was what the North sided needed beside Joe Fogarty to take them up a level. He is bound to play a big part in Brendan Cummins tenure as U20 manager and it will be interesting to see his progress. Has a great eye for a goal and is very strong for his age. 5-12 from play and second highest from play scorer in the intermediate.
14 – Dylan Walsh – Ballingarry – Club Captain at an age when most young men are concerned about even making their clubs squad, a metronomic free taker who still managed to grab 3-11 from play, Walsh has a big future ahead of him with both Club and County.
15 – David Butler – Knockavilla Donaskeigh Kickhams – With 3-16 from play this year, Butler is one of the most lethal forwards in the a grade packed with forward fire power, scored a cracker of a goal in the West Intermediate which showcased his opportunism pace and striking ability.