Ahead of the All-Star awards on November 2nd, Pundit Arena are asking you to vote for who you think will make the lineup of both the hurling and football teams. In the next part of the series, we are asking: who will make up the half-forward line?
Nominee: Peter Duggan
Credentials: Many were surprised that Peter Duggan didn’t get the nod for Point of the Year following his stunning effort against Galway which just summed up his performances all summer. Tenacious, skilful and fruitful. Dug Clare out of trouble on more than one occasion.
Nominee: Daniel Kearney
Credentials: This was probably, one of Daniel Kearney’s best years in the Cork jersey. He went off injured in the semi-final against Limerick and his loss was felt massively. He brought an abundance of energy to the half-forward line while simultaniously scoring some incredible points.
Nominee: Seamus Harnedy
Credentials: The Cork captain was arguably their top performer this summer. He scored a phenomenal 3-16 from play this summer while he created many more scores. He epitomised what it means to be a leader. His performance in the Munster final was particularly memorable.
Nominee: Jonathan Glynn
Credentials: We all know what to expect from Jonathan Glynn, explosive power, direct running and sensational scoring ability, all of which is a nightmare for any defence. But he still managed to surprise us in every game with his high standards. Was kept quiet in the final but an outstanding year overall.
Nominee: Gearoid Hegarty
Credentials: Limerick’s young half-forward line were in exceptional form so far this season and Hegarty has been the pick of them. He is tall and fast, making him very awkward to manage. The St Patrick’s man grew in confidence with every game and by the end, was so assured in his scoring.
Nominee: Tom Morrissey
Credentials: From taking over the freee-taking against Cork, to his points against Kilkenny, to his goal in the final, Tom Morrissey made a number of huge contributions to Limerick this summer. You can see why he was captain of the winning U21 side as he is one of Limerick’s leaders who stood up when needed.
Nominee: Joe Canning
Credentials: The final missed free will probably haunt him but Galway wouldn’t have even been in a position to level the game was it not for Canning. Last year he was named Hurler of the Year but you could argue that he had a better season this summer. One of Galway’s ever-consistent leaders.
Nominee: TJ Reid
Credentials: Kilkenny’s star player and the man to drag them back to the brink on a number of occasions. His ability from placed balls is well known but it was his ability from open play and his experience among a youthful forward line that the Cats leaned on this summer.
Nominee: Kyle Hayes
Credentials: What a year it has been for the Limerick youngster. Without his last ditch point to rescue a draw in their round robin game against Cork, who knows what way their season would have gone. He was named man-of-the-match in the final after his fantastic performance.
Who will take the first wing-forward slot?
Who is your All-Star centre-forward?
Who will take the second wing-forward slot? (Must not be the same as previous selection)
To vote for your goalkeeper of the year, click here.
To select your All-Star full-back line, click here.
To pick the All-Star half-back line, click here.
To vote for your midfield pairing, click here.