Under-21 Hurling

Nenagh Éire Óg’s Andrew Coffey named on under-21 hurling team of the year

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Nenagh Éire Óg’s Andrew Coffey named on under-21 hurling team of the year

Nenagh Éire Óg's Andrew Coffey

Tipperary’s Andrew Coffey has been named on the Bord Gáis Energy under-21 hurling team of the year - the emerging Nenagh Éire Óg star has been rewarded for his outstanding displays against Limerick and Waterford in this year’s Munster championship.

In all eight players from Waterford, the All-Ireland champions, were named on the selection which was revealed on Newstalk’s ‘Off the Ball’ show - the players will be presented with their awards at a ceremony at Dublin’s Mansion House on Saturday, October 8th. On the night the under-21 player of the year will be named - the nominations are: Austin Gleeson, Patrick Curran or Stephen Bennett.

The Bord Gáis Energy Off the Ball Score of the Year will also be announced on Saturday night - Andrew Coffey’s goal against Limerick in the Munster semi-final is among the favourites to take the honours. There is still time to cast your vote for the score of the year please see here - to refresh your memory here is Andrew’s strike versus Limerick.

Alongside the Waterford contingent two players each from Dublin and Galway were named on the selection while there was one from Tipperary, Limerick and Westmeath.

The team was selected by the Bord Gáis Energy Sports Ambassador Ger Cunningham, TG4 presenter Michéal Ó Domhnaill, Waterford’s Ken McGrath and Galway’s Joe Canning.

2016 Bord Gáis Energy Under-21 Team of the Year: Jordan Henley (Waterford), Conor Gleeson (Waterford), Eoghan O’Donnell (Dublin), Darragh Lyons (Waterford), Micheál Harney (Waterford), Austin Gleeson (Waterford), Shane Barrett (Dublin), Dan Nevin (Galway), Ronan Lynch (Limerick), Shane Bennett (Waterford), Brian Molloy (Galway), Andrew Coffey (Tipperary), Patrick Curran (Waterford), Stephen Bennett (Waterford), Niall Mitchell (Westmeath).