Last year Aidan OShea missed virtually all of our League campaign, only appearing for the first time in 2017 off the bench in our Round 7 match against Donegal. This year, by contrast, he’s been ever present and his contribution to the cause has often been telling.
Yesterday against Kildare he was at his rampaging best. Kildare simply didn’t know what to do when he was charging forward, ball in hand, and his repeated forays into their danger zone caused utter panic in their ranks.
Aidan’s 1-1 contribution to our final tally was significant, the goal especially so as it effectively put the game to bed just before half-time, but his defensive work was equally important. Time after time he went into contact, forcing the opposition to spill the ball and enabling us to force a turnover.
His performance for us yesterday was a standout one and the voting in the poll reflects this. With 35% of all votes cast in the poll, Aidan O’Shea is our Man of the Match from yesterday’s game against Kildare.
Others to feature strongly in the voting are Kevin McLoughlin – whom TG4 chose as their MOTM in yesterday’s game – and Andy Moran, who’s on the shortlist for the GAA’s latest Footballer of the Week poll on social media.
Well done to Aidan, who was now been voted our MOTM by you lot for the third League game in a row. Here’s hoping this rich vein of form for the big man continues.
Details of the main vote-getters in this week’s poll are set out below.