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Shane Stapleton picks his best XV of the hurling weekend as Galway beat Tipperary and Waterord overcome Clare

Shane Stapleton picks his best XV of the hurling weekend as Galway beat Tipperary and Waterord overcome Clare. There were also wins for Kildare and Donegal in the Christy Ring and Nicky Rackard Cup finals.

There were some exceptional performances across the hurling weekend — ones that kept some big teams alive for the 2020 season.

Waterford and Galway had a number of stars shine in their wins over Clare and Tipperary respectively, as did the vanquished sides.

The Deise won by nine points in the end, and their eight-point haul from Dessie Hutchinson (2-2) along with a goal assist catapulted him into the team.

A return of 1-3 gave Cathal Mannion the bod, while three other victorious Galway stars followed him into the team.

In the Christy Ring Cup final, Kildare edged out Down, while Donegal claimed the Nicky Rackard title after overcoming Mayo.

There were two clashes in the Joe McDonagh Cup as Kerry saw off Carlow and Westmeath beat Meath, with many players produving big displays.

Shane Stapleton picks his XV and explains in the video at the top of the page.

Éanna Murphy — Galway
Ronan Maher — Tipperary
Daithí Burke — Galway
Rory Hayes — Clare
Cathal Freeman — Mayo
Calum Lyons — Waterford
Barry Heffernan — Tipperary
Alan Flynn — Tipperary
Jamie Barron — Waterford
Cathal Mannion — Galway
Stephen Bennett — Waterford
Cathal Malone — Clare
Conor Whelan — Galway
Dessie Hutchinson — Waterford
Aron Shanagher — Clare

Honourable mentions:
Aidan Harte, Joe Boyle, Tadhg de Burca, Padraic Mannion, Tim Prenter, Joe Canning, Seamus Callanan, Brian Concannon, Davin Flynn, Jack Sheridan.

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  1. Noel Hogan

    November 23, 2020 at 6:56 pm

    C Lyons Waterford wasn’t centre back, he was wing bacj

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