Two Clare nominees in U21 team of the year

Two Clare nominees in U21 team of the year

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Shane Gleeson. Pic: John Meyler

Two members of the Clare U21 Hurling panel have been nominated on the Bord Gáis Energy Team of the Year.

Despite being on the receiving end of 3-23 1-11 defeat to eventual All-Ireland Champions, Wateford, the Donal Moloney managed side have been rewarded with two players named in the forty five man shortlist.

Cratloe’s Shane Gleeson is in the running for the left-half forward position alongside Galway’s Sean Linnan and Niall Mitchell of Westmeath. Gleeson played forty minutes in Clare’s Munster semi-final defeat scoring one point.

Ben O’Gorman from the Wolfe Tones club is one of three nominees for left half-back along with Dublin’s Shane Barrett and Galway man Seán Loftus. O’Gorman was the only Clare defender to keep his marker scoreless while also chipping in with two points in the County’s only outing in the U21 competition this year.

Waterford dominate the shortlist with twelve nominees. Austin Gleeson, Patrick Curran and Stephen Bennett have been announced as the candidates for the Player of the Year award ensuring the accolade will be heading to the Déise County.

Full Shortlist for Bord Gáis Energy Team of the Year

Goalkeepers:
Jordan Henley (Waterford)
Brian Hogan (Tipperary)
Jonathan Treacy (Dublin)

Right Corner Back:
James Madden (Dublin)
William Hahassy (Waterford)
Simon Donoghue (Wexford)

Full Back:
Richie English (Limerick)
Conor Gleeson (Waterford)
Eoghan O’Donnell (Dublin)

Left Corner Back:
Tom Fox (Tipperary)
Paddy Delaney (Offaly)
Darragh Lyons (Waterford)

Right Half Back:
Cian MacGabhann (Dublin)
Michael Harney (Waterford)
Ben Connelly (Offaly)

Centre Back:
Austin Gleeson (Waterford)
Ronan Maher (Tipperary)
Liam Varley (Westmeath)>

Left Half Back:
Shane Barrett (Dublin)
Ben O’Gorman (Clare)
Seán Loftus (Galway)

Midfield:
Jake Malone (Dublin)
Shane Bennett (Waterford)
Darragh O’Donovan (Limerick)
Ronan Lynch (Limerick),
Dan Nevin (Galway),
Colm Roche (Waterford)

Right Half Forward:
Seán Treacy (Dublin)
Michael Kearney (Waterford)
Pa O’Callaghan (Cork)

Centre Forward:
Brian Molloy (Galway)
Andrew Coffey (Tipperary)
Tom Devine (Waterford)

Left Half Forward:
Niall Mitchell (Westmeath)
Shane Gleeson (Clare)
Seán Linnane (Galway)

Right Corner Forward:
Patrick Curran (Waterford)
AJ Murphy (Dublin)
Eanna Burke (Galway)

Full Forward:
Stephen Bennett (Waterford)
Stephen Quirke (Tipperary)
Ciaran Doyle (Westmeath)

Left Corner Forward:
Chris Bennett (Dublin)
Emmet Nolan (Offaly)
Saul McCaughan (Antrim)

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