It has been some campaign for the Shamrock shot-stopper Dean Mason.
Another county title, another Leinster crown, another All-Ireland victory, all topped off with another Fitzgibbon Cup.
Many credit his stunning double save in the semi-final against SETU Waterford as a tournament turning point. Mason along with fellow Cats Daragh Corcoran, Shane Staunton, and Ian Byrne all helped University Limerick to secure the title for the eighth time in the Munster Universities’ history.
See also: Dean Mason well aware of the magnitude of the Fitzgibbon Cup Final
The Electric Ireland GAA Higher Education Rising Stars Hurling Team of the Year for 2023 is finally revealed!— Electric Ireland (@ElectricIreland) March 15, 2023
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2023 Electric Ireland GAA Higher Education Rising Stars Hurling Team of the Year
1. Dean Mason – UL, Ballyhale Shamrocks, Kilkenny
2. Eoin Lawless – University of Galway, Athenry, Galway
3. TJ Brennan – UL, Clarinbridge, Galway
4. Eoin Roche – UCC, Bride Rovers, Cork
5. Tiernan Killeen – University of Galway, Loughrea, Galway
6. Bryan O Mara – UL, Holycross-Ballycahill, Tipperary
7. Cormac O Brien – UCC, Newtownshandrum, Cork
8. Brian O Sullivan – UL, Kanturk, Cork
9. Jack Prendergast – SETU Waterford, Lismore, Waterford
10. Brian Concannon – University of Galway, Killimordaly, Galway
11. Gearóid O Connor – UL, Moyne-Templetuohy, Tipperary
12. Seán Twomey – UL, Courcey Rovers, Cork
13. Reuben Halloran – SETU Waterford, De La Salle, Waterford
14. Mikey Kiely – UL, Abbeyside, Waterford
15. Aaron Ryan – MIC Thurles, Fourmilewater, Waterford.