On the odd occasion that we take a proper flaking in a game – as we sure did yesterday – it does seem a bit daft to be talking about a Man of the Match award. However, the purpose of this particular exercise is to salute the players who did best for us on a given day, regardless of how difficult that day was for us.
Yesterday’s hammering by Cork certainly made it a tough day for us but despite this the performances of a number of the lads stood out. None more so than Breaffy’s Conor O’Shea who made his full League debut for us down in Páirc Uí Rinn yesterday and performed admirably in doing so.
It’s a rather bizarre fact that Conor made his full championship debut for us as far back in 2014 but it wasn’t until yesterday that he finally lined out from the start in a League match and he marked the occasion by scoring three points. He wins the first MOTM award of 2016 with 30% of the vote. With Aidan and Seamus having won this coveted gong previously, Conor now becomes the third member of his family to do so.
Close behind Conor in the poll was his Breaffy clubmate, goalkeeper Robbie Hennelly, who came second with 27% of the vote. Tom Parsons came next, bagging 11%, then Brendan Harrison with 5% and Lee Keegan 4%.
Congrats to all of them for their performances on a day when so little went right for us.