Six Na Piarsaigh stars in All Ireland club hurling Team of the Year

Jerome O'Connell

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Six Na Piarsaigh stars in All Ireland club hurling Team of the Year

Player of the Year nominee Mike Casey

SIX Na Piarsaigh players have been selected in the inaugural All Ireland club hurling Team of the Year.

And, Mike Casey is on a short list of three of the club Hurler of the Year award.

The awards, sponsored by AIB, will be presented this Saturday night at a function in Croke Park – the following afternoon the Caherdavin club play in the Limerick SHC against Doon in the Gaelic Grounds in a round one game that will be live on TG4.

Both Na Piarsaigh and Cuala have six players each on the team with Liam Mellows, Slaughtneil and Ballygunner all with one representative.

Na Piarsaigh have Alan Dempsey, Cathall King and Mike Casey in defence. Ronan Lynch is selected in midfield, while in attack are Adrian Breen and Kevin Downes.

Casey faces opposition from All Ireland winning captain Sean Moran and free scoring forward Con O’Callaghan for the Player of the Year award.

TEAM: Sean Brennan (Cuala); Mike Casey (Na Piarsaigh), Cian O’Callaghan (Cuala), Alan Dempsey (Na Piarsaigh); Cathall King  (Na Piarsaigh), Sean Moran (Cuala), Philip Mahony (Ballygunner); Darragh O’Connell (Cuala), Ronan Lynch (Na Piarsaigh); David Treacy (Cuala), Brendan Rogers (Slaughtneil), Adrian Morrissey (Liam Mellows); Adrian Breen (Na Piarsaigh), Kevin Downes (Na Piarsaigh), Con O’Callaghan (Cuala).