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HS Readers' Hurling Team Of The Year - Goalkeeper

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I'll vote for Murphy. Rowland might get the All Star. I thought Hogan let in 2 quite soft goals against Wexford in the SF.

ballydalane (Kilkenny) - Posts: 1076 - 22/08/2019 07:21:39    2228415

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Fanning had a good season but for me Eoin Murphy is goalkeeper of the year!

logger (Wexford) - Posts: 202 - 22/08/2019 09:36:15    2228430

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Eoin Murphy for me, I think he'll be disappointed with the first goal against Tipp in terms of his positioning but the save he made when Cork were on top in the first half and again against Limerick in the dying moments of the semi final were crucial.

Faithfull (Offaly) - Posts: 573 - 22/08/2019 10:04:39    2228437

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For me I'm not sure how Murphy gets it. Something like 8 goals in 3 games compared to the likes of fanning who hardly conceded. Murphy is an unreal keeper but his year started late and it wasn't his best one. Personally I'm not sure he will be nominated

tiobraid (Tipperary) - Posts: 2707 - 22/08/2019 13:46:14    2228517

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Replying To logger:  "Fanning had a good season but for me Eoin Murphy is goalkeeper of the year!"
Agree, a goalkeeper is now a shot-stopper, and a quarterback.
Fanning had a good year and his penalty in the Leinster Final was great, but if I was picking a player to pick in the goal the Glenmore man would get the nod.
I will fight any man who says Liam Ryan was not the best full back in the country this year.

StoreysTash (Wexford) - Posts: 551 - 22/08/2019 14:06:41    2228524

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Fanning

stpats1886 (Limerick) - Posts: 7 - 23/08/2019 19:54:40    2228862

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Fanning

Viking66 (Wexford) - Posts: 775 - 28/08/2019 10:47:07    2230040

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Replying To tiobraid:  "For me I'm not sure how Murphy gets it. Something like 8 goals in 3 games compared to the likes of fanning who hardly conceded. Murphy is an unreal keeper but his year started late and it wasn't his best one. Personally I'm not sure he will be nominated"
Agree he didn't really have a good year especially by his standard but to be fair he probably didn't get the protection either. Was lucky not to have been sent off in round robin for his lunge on Rory O'Connor.

lochgarmanabu (Wexford) - Posts: 974 - 28/08/2019 11:35:40    2230062

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Replying To tiobraid:  "For me I'm not sure how Murphy gets it. Something like 8 goals in 3 games compared to the likes of fanning who hardly conceded. Murphy is an unreal keeper but his year started late and it wasn't his best one. Personally I'm not sure he will be nominated"
I think you fail to understand that the goalkeeper is not solely responsible for the amount of goals conceded. Comparing keepers on goals let in alone is ridiculous.

Cockney_Cat (UK) - Posts: 711 - 31/08/2019 14:29:47    2230986

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Replying To Cockney_Cat:  "I think you fail to understand that the goalkeeper is not solely responsible for the amount of goals conceded. Comparing keepers on goals let in alone is ridiculous."
No.It's certainly one of the criteria to be considered though.Goals conceded.Particularly if a goal went in that should have been saved.Eoin Murphy has set high standards.Doubt he considers himself that 2019 was one of his best seasons.I thought Brian Hogan was vulnerable in goals for Tipp but Kilkenny didn't trouble him in the Final.Give the all-star to Mark Fanning-the Wexford man deserves it.

endgame (Roscommon) - Posts: 1134 - 31/08/2019 15:36:36    2231000

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