At half-time yesterday the Man of the Match poll for the blog wasn’t exactly the first thing on my mind. Indeed, had we continued in that funk after the break I’m not sure there would have been any poll at all. But our second half performance against Kerry was far, far better and in the end we were slightly unlucky not to snatch a draw.
Several players stood up for us in that period yesterday. These included Oisín Mullin, Ryan O’Donoghue, Diarmuid O’Connor, Eoghan MacLaughlin and Kevin McLoughlin. All of these featured prominently in the MOTM poll.
But the man who drove us forward to the greatest effect after the break yesterday was team captain Aidan O’Shea. Despite playing most of the game on a yellow card – which repeated Kerry playacting attempted to turn to red, thankfully to no effect – Aidan was in the thick of the action right throughout our stirring second half recovery.
Aidan wins the MOTM poll with 36% of the vote. Hearty congrats to him.