Video: The Sunday Game’s top ten hurling moments of the year
In this of all years, it must have been tough to narrow it down, but here are the ten moments The Sunday Game panel picked out as the best in the brilliant hurling Championship just gone.
By all accounts this year’s hurling Championship has been the best in a very long time. Established heavyweights Tipperary and Kilkenny were gone out of the competition before August, Limerick and Dublin won their first provincial crowns in years and there were any amount of fantastic games before the coup de grace last Saturday when Clare claimed the Liam McCarthy Cup for the first time since 1997.
With that in mind, there were any amount of memorable moments for The Sunday Game panel to choose from for their top ten moments of the year at the weekend and probably because it was difficult enough to narrow it down in the first place, they didn’t choose any one above another and to be fair, they probably didn’t need to.
The highlights include Limerick’s capturing of the Munster title in a packed and emotional Gaelic Grounds, Podge Collins’ memorable score against Cork in the drawn final and, of course, Shane O’Donnell’s hat-trick in the replay, but if we were to pick a favourite, it would be the reaction of the steward in O’Moore Park in Portlaoise when Laois scored a goal while nearly upsetting Galway in the Leinster Championship (skip ahead to 6:20 in the video above)
A fitting tribute to what Ger Loughnane would call a ‘bril-lint’ summer of hurling.
Video via YouTube/RTE Sport