It was, I guess, a foregone conclusion that, after his wrecking-ball performance at Hyde Park yesterday, Aidan O’Shea would gallop away with the Man of the Match poll. He did: the poll’s now closed and Aidan is the clear winner, claiming his second MOTM gong in this championship campaign with 63% of the popular vote.
Tom Parsons and Diarmuid O’Connor also put in sparkling displays against Sligo yesterday and this is reflected in the support they both got in the poll. Tom came in second with 19% of the vote while Diarmuid was next on 8%.
Well done to all three – who were all shortlisted for the MOTM award on The Sunday Game last night (which Aidan also won) – and well done too to everyone, on the pitch and off it, who had a hand in yesterday’s completion of the Connacht five-in-a-row.