Every summer, the Hurling field acts as a stage for hurlers to show off their best skills and talents. It makes us sit up and watch them, admire their skills and we note them as a player to look out for.
With the restructuring of the All Ireland Senior Hurling Championship, it will see the Joe McDonagh Cup be played for the first time.
There will be six teams competing against each other and the opportunity to gain promotion to the All Ireland Senior Hurling Championship, so you are guaranteed to see some serious style of play action.
Who to look out for
The Joe McDonagh Cup will begin this Saturday, which officially marks the beginning of the Hurling season for the Summer!
Keep an eye out for these players while you attend or watch the matches!
John Dillon – Antrim
He performed brilliantly last year at fullback and is the anchor of Antrim‘s defence.
He was awarded Ulster Hurler of the Year at the beginning of this year, a definite player to look out for this Summer!
James Doyle – Carlow
Out of the five goals for Carlow, four of them came from Doyle.
If Doyle plays like that this summer, he will create problems for the opposition’s defence line.
Shane Nolan – Kerry
Patrick Purcell – Laois
Sean Quigley – Meath
They will rely on his speed and accuracy this summer as the Royals bid to win the Joe McDonagh Cup.
Tommy Doyle – Westmeath
Doyle will surely do the same this summer against any opposition in The Joe McDonagh Cup.