Limerick’s Browne in Team of the Year

Jerome O’Connell

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Jerome O’Connell

Limerick's Paul Browne and Clare's Colm Galvin in battle during the All-Ireland semi-final in Croke Park
LIMERICK’S Paul Browne is the only member of the Munster championship winning side to be selected in The Sunday Game Team of the Year.

LIMERICK’S Paul Browne is the only member of the Munster championship winning side to be selected in The Sunday Game Team of the Year.

The team, selected by the Sunday Game hurling pundits, is dominated by All-Ireland champions Clare, who have seven representatives.

Beaten finalists Cork have four on the team, while Leinster champions Dublin have three on the team.

Bruff’s Paul Browne was selected in midfield, alongside Clare’s Colm Galvin.

Browne was selected ahead of Limerick team-mate Donal O’Grady, among others.

Browne will now be in line to receive an All-Star but the selectors could opt to move players around the field and therefore Browne could be under pressure.

In the betting for the two midfield roles, Clare’s No12 Colin Ryan is priced as a hot favourite. The championship’s top scorer, the Pallaskenry based secondary school teacher was Clare reliable free-taker and did often play in midfield.

Browne will certainly receive an All-Star nomination.

For many Limerick’s best chance of an All-Star could be full back Richie McCarthy.

In the betting, the Blackrock man is joint third in the betting for one of the full back line berths.

Clare David McInerney and Dublin’s Peter Kelly head the betting with McCarthy, Cork’s Shane O’Neill and Clare’s Domhnaill O’Donovan all realistic possibilities.

In the half back line, any of the Limerick trio of Paudie O’Brien, Wayne McNamara or Gavin O’Mahony could merit nominations but competition for places suggests they will miss out on the All-Star team.

In attack, there appears little support for any Limerick player, according to the betting with Paddy Power.

Team: Anthony Nash (Cork); Shane O’Neill (Cork), Peter Kelly (Dublin), David McInerney (Clare), Brendan Bugler (Clare), Liam Rushe (Dublin), Pat Donnellan (Clare); Paul Browne (Limerick), Colm Galvin (Clare); Seamus Harnedy (Cork), Tony Kelly (Clare), Danny Sutcliffe (Dublin); Paudge Collins (Clare), Patrick Horgan (Cork), Conor McGrath (Clare).