Electric Ireland Minor Star Team Unveiled

Electric Ireland, sponsors of the GAA All-Ireland Minor Championships, have announced the Electric Ireland GAA Minor Star Awards Hurling Team of the Year for 2017.

The Electric Ireland Minor Hurling Team of the Year will be formally recognised at the inaugural Electric Ireland GAA Minor Star Awards that will take place in Croke Park on October 7th.

Having been the sponsor of the GAA All-Ireland Minor Championships since 2012, Electric Ireland committed earlier this year to continue the partnership until at least 2021.

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This year’s Minor Championship could not have finished in a more high profile fashion with Jack Canning leading Galway to victory as a curtain raiser to his uncle Joe being central to Galway’s senior team ending their 29-year drought at All Ireland level.

Canning is one of six Galway players to feature on the All Star team selected by the four-man awards selection panel of legendary former Cork hurler and current Clare hurling selector, Dónal Óg Cusack; former Armagh All Star footballer, Oisín McConville; former Galway hurler and AIB All Ireland Club hurling championship winning manager, Mattie Kenny and Meath Senior football manager Andy McEntee.

“To be named on the Hurling Team of the Year is a real honour for these players, their families, counties, schools and clubs,” said Donal Óg Cusack.

“There is some serious talent in the team and we are looking at the future of hurling there. They deserve recognition for the commitment and quality they gave to their teams this year both on and off the pitch and it gives their team mates and players across the minor championships something to strive for. Only one team can lift the All-Ireland but these great players can be celebrated.”

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