This was a close one – the Man of the Match poll that’s been running here on the site since soon after full-time in Newry last night turned into a hard-fought tussle between Conor Loftus and Aidan O’Shea. Both performed very strongly for us against Down at Páirc Esler but, with the polls closed and the votes counted, it’s the Crossmolina man who has edged it.
Conor wins the Man of the Match award with 27% of the vote, with Aidan coming in second with 24%. Others to feature strongly in the poll were David Clarke (15%), Lee Keegan (11%) and debutant Fionn McDonagh (9%). Well done to them all.
5 thoughts on “Conor Loftus our MOTM from yesterday’s game”
Well done Conor .. Hopefully a kind draw in the morning .. Panel of players will be key over next few weeks .. Huge well done to all who made the long journey to Newry . A credit to yourselves and Mayo !! .. Thank you
Thanks My Ball….you took the words right out of my mouth…onward to tomorrow….and great work by travelling supporters and our other mighty warriors. Sweet dreams Mayo minds…
Well done to Conor. Hopefully he will grow in confidence now….
Well done. Fully deserved. Fingers crossed we’ll get good draw tomorrow. Maigheo Abu
Surprised Boyle didn’t feature more in the poll. I thought it was his best game for us in a long time. I particularly liked when he roared down at the Down player as he dispossessed him from behind. The fire was well lit under Boyle yesterday, that’s for sure.
A fair winner in Loftus though. Scored 1-4 and was confident with his frees. Contributed well from general play but got caught in possession a few times in the second half. Survived a huge brave, hit when going for a 50/50 early in the first half, against a much bigger man, but came out the better of it. He’s hardly!
McLoughlin must be under pressure for a jersey the next day though. That’s his second poor performance in a row, and with Loftus showing well, McDonagh settling in and Regan doing excellently when he came on too (in addition to his good performance v Roscommon), spaces are running out in the front six for passengers. McLoughlin needs to get the finger out.