Hegarty hard on himself looking back on 2023 performance

Gearóid Hegarty is a star that never fails to shine for Limerick. Photo: Ray McManus.

IN HIS own words and opinion, Limerick hurling hero Gearóid Hegarty was not deserving of All-Star recognition in 2023.

Winner of Hurler of the Year 2020, Hegarty is the holder of three All-Star Awards but was not short-listed last summer.

“I don’t think I deserved a nomination last year so I didn’t feel angst about it,” he stated. “I didn’t feel left out or anything along those lines.”

“I felt that I didn’t deserve one. I would have actually nearly been embarrassed if I had gotten one last year.”

The St Patrick’s clubman has been on fire this season, and his performance in the Munster Final win over Clare at Semple Stadium, Thurles, was awesome.

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He contributed 1-2 in a man-of-the-match display.

Hegarty stated: “It was more so determination to try and get back to somewhere closer to my best for my own self, for my family and my friends — that was more important to me than external things (such as All-Stars).”

He is an ambassador for Bord Gáis Energy.