The All-Ireland Minor Hurling Championship in 2017 was certainly a cracker. There were thrills and spills throughout, with several highlights from which to choose.
Both semi-finals in Munster went to extra-time, as Clare edged Limerick and Cork needed a replay to see off Tipperary. Indeed, the second clash between the Rebels and the Premier drew over 8,000 spectators to Páirc Uí Rinn, which was a testament to the skill on show.
In Leinster, Kilkenny saw off Dublin in a tight decider, but the Boys in Blue successfully navigated their way back to a semi-final by seeing off Antrim.
Galway entered the fray with a quarter-final win over Clare in Páirc Uí Chaoimh, as Jack Canning emphatically announced himself on the scene.
Indeed it was Canning who led the charge in the final four against Kilkenny, while Brian Turnbull was the star as Cork saw off Dublin the following week.
The Tribesmen completed a minor-senior double on the first Sunday in September, to cap off an historic year.
Today, the Team of the Year has been announced, and it is loaded with talent.
Electric Ireland GAA Minor Star Hurling Team of the Year:
1. Darrach Fahy (Galway)
2. Caimin Killeen (Galway)
3. Sean O’Leary Hayes (Cork)
4. Darren Morrissey (Galway)
5. Aidan McCarthy (Clare)
6. James Keating (Cork)
7. Lee Gannon (Dublin)
8. Daire Connery (Cork)
9. Conor Fahey (Galway)
10. Brian Roche (Cork)
11. Sean Currie (Dublin)
12. Adrian Mullen (Kilkenny)
13. Sean Bleahane (Galway)
14. Jack Canning (Galway)
15. Brian Turnbull (Cork)
Make sure to check out the latest episode of The 16th Man podcast, where we look ahead to the All-Ireland football final and review the U-21 hurling decider, hearing from Marc Ó Sé and Eddie Brennan.