Sean Brennan - Dublin Senior Hurling

Cuala keeper Sean Brennan receives the accolade in his League Debut for Dublin

If there was ever a way to get your year off the a flyer? Cuala’s Sean Brennan absolutely nailed it on Sunday. Dublin’s Allianz Hurling League win over Laois in Parnell Park finished off a brilliant campaign. With 4,283 votes from subscribers of the Official GAA Instagram page, Dublin second keeper was named their Hurler Of The Week.

1: Sean Brennan (Dublin) – 4,283 votes
2: Shane Golden (Clare) – 4,196 votes
3: Joe Bergin (Offaly) – 2,797 votes

Dublin are on a great run of form so far in Division 1B this year. And fans will be hoping that the form continues now into the Quarter Final stages of the competition. Mattie Kenny’s side have a long week to wait and find out who their opponents will be though. With cancelled games this past weekend re-scheduled, Wexford, Kilkenny, Cork and Tipperary all play in Division 1A. Waterford and Galway play in Division 1B. So by Sunday evening the two tables will be decided and the last eight can be decided once and for all.

Making his League debut in place of regular starter Alan Nolan on Sunday, Brennan made his presence felt in what were impossible hurling conditions. And his clean sheet became more important as Dublin steered their way to a two point win over Laois to finish the rounds with four wins from five games.

The Cuala net minder, a familiar face for Dublin boss Mattie Kenny, Made as many as three huge saves during the game, the best being a reflex reacted save from close range flick by Laois’s Stephen Maher. So it’s no surprise Sean was rewarded by hurling fans as their player of the week.

The other nominations

Elsewhere Shane Golden shone for Clare in their epic battle with Limerick. Winning a lot of the dirty ball in the middle third, Golden made smart use of his possession, bring other team mates into play. Adding a goal to his performance Golden finished on 1-01 and deserving of the nomination.

Offaly’s Joe Bergin is now in his 14th season for his county, and seems more important to them then ever. He again rose to the top in their 4-08 to 1-10 victory over Carlow on Sunday. Bergin finished with a haul of 2-03, with his ball winning skills playing on his fellow forwards.