Shane Kilkenny announces his Hurling Team of the week, after some great quarter-final action.
1. David Herrity (Kilkenny)
Very assured again today and has really established himself as a top goalkeeper. Brilliant under the high ball.
2. Paul Murphy (Kilkenny)
Now a key defender for Kilkenny. Brilliant second half after some early struggles against Graham Mulcahy.
3. Richie McCarthy (Limerick)
Selected despite the fact that his team conceded four goals. McCarthy stood up and hurled with courage and conviction.
4. JJ Delaney (Kilkenny)
Has this man ever been out hurled? Rock solid again today, best high fielder in the game.
5. Tommy Walsh (Kilkenny)
Back to his best. Won a huge amount of possession and also used it wisely.
6. Michael Walsh (Waterford)
A hugely respected figure. As regards attitude, courage and leadership this man is up there with the very best.
7. Séan Óg O’ hAalpín (Cork)
A great example to any player as regards application and attitude. Won back his place in the side for today’s game and was immense.
8. Stephen Molumphy (Waterford)
Has had another brilliant season. Consistently preforms to a very high standard.
9. Michael Rice (Kilkenny)
His physicality and work rate around the middle third is phenomenal. Under rated player.
10. Henry Shefflin (Kilkenny)
What an amazing man. Has returned from another serious injury this season and is back to his best. Finished with 2-02 from play and gave an exhibition of score taking.
11. Cian McCarthy (Cork)
A classy young player with a bright future. Three Points from play today.
12. Colin Fennelly (Kilkenny)
With his searing pace he is always a threat. Also a great ball striker as his goal demonstrated.
13. John Mullane (Waterford)
Showed great leadership and did his upmost to take the game to Cork at all times. Still a top notch hurler.
14. Pat Horgan (Cork)
Got some crucial scores today from open play and frees. Very stylish stickman.
15. Aiden Fogarty (Kilkenny)
Always stands out with his unusual style, but his accuracy in front of goal is very impressive.