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Vote: Who Will Be Crowned Hurler Of The Year After Epic Season?

For the final time this summer we’re asking our readers to vote for their Hurler and Young Hurler of the year. The final between Galway and Limerick threw more names into the hat as it brought to a close one of the greatest hurling championships of all time. Let’s take a look at the nominees.

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Hurler of the Year

Name: Joe Canning

County: Galway

Credentials: Many believe Canning has had a better season this summer than last, when he won this award. It was he who Galway looked to when they were eight points down on Sunday and once again, he delivered. One of the first names on the All-Star list.

Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Tom Beary Galway's Joe Canning scores a point Offaly vs Galway Leinster GAA Hurling Senior Championship Semi-Final, O'Moore Park, Co. Laois 19/6/2016

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Name: Graeme Mulcahy

County: Limerick

Credentials: Mulcahy has been praised after every game for Limerick but has also flown under the radar to a certain extent. His work rate and determination has been outstanding this summer and it was fitting that he scored their final point to seal the win.

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Name: Padraic Mannion

County: Galway

Credentials: Mannion has been the frontrunner for this award all summer given his near-perfect performances in every game for Galway. He is highly physical, skilful and clever on the ball and a true leader for Galway.

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Young Hurler of the Year 

Name: Kyle Hayes

County: Limerick

Credentials: It’s hard to believe Kyle Hayes is only just 20, given how physically imposing he is. A centre-back by trade who has helped redefine their influential half-forward line. Scored four wonderful points from play in a man-of-the-match performance in the final.

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Name: Darragh Fitzgibbon

County: Cork

Credentials: Darragh Fitzgibbon has been the standout hurler for Cork this year. The 21-year-old has dominated proceedings from midfield, mopping up possession, launching attacks while scoring from distance. Still has an U21 All Ireland final to look forward to.

 

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Name: Mark Coleman

County: Cork

Credentials: Coleman is another player who has impressed on every outing for Cork this summer. For a young player, he is so decisive and clever on the ball. He constantly made runs up the field, contributing massively to Cork’s attack.

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About Marisa Kennedy

Marisa is a Digital Journalist with Pundit Arena. She is a former reporter with Sporting Limerick and is a huge fan of the GAA. You can contact her at marisa@punditarena.com or on Twitter