Diarmuid O’Connor our MOTM from yesterday

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Okay, I’ve just closed the voting on our second Man of the Match poll of the year. It’s another poll that seeks to identify standout performers for us in a match we lost, though the manner of last night’s defeat to Dublin was far more uplifting compared to last weekend’s trouncing down in Cork.

We had a number of strong performers last night and 38% of you felt that chief amongst these was Diarmuid O’Connor, who put in a hugely hard-working shift for us, capped by two well-taken points. It was a performance¬†that fully deserved the MOTM award he wins.

Ger Cafferkey came second in the poll on 28%, thanks to a superb night’s work at full-back where he marshalled the small square to great effect and never let Paddy Andrews into the game. Colm Boyle, who put in a typically battling performance at centre-back (which included so much battling that he eventually ended picking up a second yellow), came next on 11%, while Shane Nally – who did really well in the sweeper role – attracted 5% of the vote.¬†Well done to all of them.

By the way, I decided to hold off on the match reports till tomorrow, as today – involving as it did a very early departure from the west – was full enough as it was. Back with the usual post-match round-up in the morning.

14 thoughts on “Diarmuid O’Connor our MOTM from yesterday

  1. Well done Diarmuid on a great game for Mayo. the work rate and honesty was immense given the state of the pitch and conditions

  2. I’ll probably get shot for this but, if mitchells are bet on friday i won’t be too disappointed! Would love to see barry and durcan etc available for donegal, would really increase our chances of staying up.

  3. im living near ros border near ballyhaunis and i seen underage talent coming through in ros and if they can sort midfield they have some class forwards that did not play against kerry
    /eg murtagh harney corcoran/this my be our last year for a while

  4. Well done to Diarmuid on his MOTM nomination. He is developing into a real star for us.

    Incidentally. Juan, where have you got the information that Castlebar Mitchels V Crossmaglen is on Friday? GAA ticket sales website still has it for 6.15 on Saturday and it would be absolutely astonishing if it were on Friday. I think I saw that story about Friday mntioned elsewhere on this site and assumed it was a misprint. But to see it twice is surprising. Get from Castlebar to Breffni Park after work on a Friday?????

  5. AndyD,

    To be honest im not sure where i saw it, must have been an error somewhere, as you say, friday evening would be impossible for both clubs.

  6. Just shows the mentality of some posters on here to state that they would not be too disappointed if Mitchels were beaten. Probably the same ones who would never bother their arse to attend a club game in the first place yet self proclaim themselves as “genuine supporters”. Those lads are proud Castlebar men first who would die for their club and intercounty panel members second. I for one will be shouting them on all the way on Saturday evening.

  7. I’d say that comment was with tongue in cheek 45! Just give it a tch! tch! and a <(:-) And say a prayer for a change in the weather for the poor ould farmer!

  8. I hope Castlebar win all they can. It is a long season without a break. Don’t know how useful their county player’s will be to the cause come high summer. History of other club’s in the past who have reached Club finals is not so impressive.

  9. Ease up there 45, you know nothing about me or what games I attend the same as i know nothing about you. My comment has been mis interpreted so i just want to clarify… I’d love nothing more than to see any Mayo club win an Ai, especially when their in a semi final. All I was saying is, im not going to be too disappointed if they lost as it would free up some top class players to aid our survival chances, I don’t think theirs anything wrong with taking the positives out of any “potential” situation.

  10. Juan & WJ – both of your points duly noted. Hopefully we’ll witness both Castlebar and Mayo win the All Ireland this year and see all our dreams come true!

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