Photo: Mayo Mick
The poll has closed, the votes are in and for the second time in this year’s championship campaign Cillian O’Connor has been adjudged our Man of the Match by you lot. His eight-point haul at MacHale Park, three of which were from play, and his all-round excellence in yesterday’s Connacht final garnered him 34% of the 190 votes cast, with Kevin McLoughlin (21%) and Jason Doherty (18%) coming in second and third respectively following storming performances by both of them in the provincial decider. It’s interesting to note that all three players to make the podium on this occasion are forwards, which is definitely a first for this particular initiative.
As well as this highly prestigious gong, the Ballintubber man – who was officially elevated to marquee forward status by the nation’s pundits following his standout display yesterday – has also made it onto the GAA’s Team of the Week (along with Robbie Hennelly and Lee Keegan) and in addition Cillian looks well on his way to winning the vote for the GAA’s Player of the Week. Hearty congrats to him and to all the lads who performed so well in yesterday’s provincial decider.
UPDATE: Cillian has now been confirmed as the winner of this week’s GAA Player of the Week, securing 56% of the 2,700 votes cast.