Congratulations to Matthew Fitzgerald on making Minor hurling team of the Year:
Electric Ireland GAA Minor Star Hurling Team of the Year
Electric Ireland, proud sponsor of the Electric Ireland GAA Minor Championships, is pleased to announce 15 outstanding performers from the 2023 Minor Hurling season, as it reveals the 2023 Electric Ireland GAA Minor Star Hurling Team of the Year and the Electric Ireland Minor Star Hurling Player of the Year. As Electric Ireland take a look back at their 12th year in partnership with the GAA, the 2023 Championship brought a season full of talent, flair and big match-ups, with plenty of minor and major moments – from winning the All-Ireland to pulling on the county jersey for the first time.
In an exciting series of games, Clare took the crown in their first All-Ireland Minor Hurling title since 1997. They conquered a physical and fast Galway team who scored 4 goals in the final, pushing Clare to a tough contest.
In this year’s Electric Ireland Minor Star Hurling Team of the Year, the top two teams Clare and Galway represent 11 of the 15 spots, with Clare players taking six places and Galway having five representatives on the squad. Semi-finalists Cork took two spots with other semi-finalist Kilkenny having one representative. One player from Limerick also features on the panel.
Electric Ireland has also announced this year’s Electric Ireland Minor Star Hurling Player of the Year: Clare’s Eoghan Gunning. The All-Ireland-winning captain scarcely put a foot wrong during the Banner County’s campaign. Defending from the foot, he was capable of turning the ball over and starting attacks and was a deserving Player of the Match in the All-Ireland final.
2023 Electric Ireland Hurling Minor Star Team of the Year
Shane Murray (Galway and Kilconieron)
Eoghan Gunning (Clare and Broadford)
Ronan Keane (Clare and Killanena)
Seán Murphy (Galway and Clarinbridge)
Matthew O’Halloran (Clare and Sixmilebridge)
James Hegarty (Clare and Inagh-Kilnamona)
David O’Leary (Cork and Ballincollig)
Michael Burke (Galway and Skehana/Mountbellew-Moylough)
Matthew Fitzgerald (Limerick and Monaleen)
Greg Kelly (Kilkenny and O’Loughlin Gaels)
Michael Collins (Clare and Clonlara)
Barry Walsh (Cork and Killeagh)
Jason Rabbitte (Galway and Athenry)
Marc O’Brien (Clare and Cratloe)
Aaron Niland (Galway and Clarinbridge)