He was, by common consent, our strongest performer a few weeks back against Dublin and, by a wide margin, Diarmuid O’Connor has come out on top in the Man of the Match poll on yesterday’s game. Diarmuid got 46% of the votes in this poll, with Shane Nally next on 16%, Brendan Harrison 7% and Ger Cafferkey on 6%.
As I said in yesterday’s match report, it’s striking how rapidly Diarmuid – just like Cillian did before him – has progressed from newbie to one of the real leaders in the team. His phenomenal workrate is almost a given at this stage but yesterday he showed that, like the big brother, he can handle the pressure too.
More power to you, Diarmuid, and congrats on another fine performance yesterday.