When Tommy Conroy burst clear and rattled the Down net with just 15 minutes played at MacHale Park yesterday, it already looked a sure enough bet that we’d win the game. It also made him the strong favourite to claim the Man of the Match award for his performance.
We did, of course, emerge victorious from yesterday’s opening National League fixture and, with 1-3 to his credit, as well as an assist for our second goal, the livewire young attacker from The Neale was instrumental in the win. He’s the deserving winner of the MOTM poll on the game, garnering 38% of the vote.
Others who were also prominent in yesterday’s game also feature strong in the MOTM poll. Ryan O’Donoghue (with 18% of the vote), Óisin Mullin (15%) and Mattie Ruane (13%) were all to the fore for us at MacHale Park yesterday.
Well done to all of them and here’s to further positive displays from all the lads in the weeks ahead.