Well, this was an easy one. The one name on everyone’s lips leaving MacHale Park yesterday evening was that of Diarmuid O’Connor, whose scintillating display – capped by a scoring return of 1-5 – was one of the prime reasons we’d prevailed over Kildare.
That’s now been reflected in the voting for the Man of the Match award in relation to yesterday’s game, in which Diarmuid has emerged the runaway winner with 75% of the vote. Next in the poll came Colm Boyle on 6%, David Clarke on 4%, Evan Regan (3%) and Kevin McLoughlin (also 3%).
Well done to all of them but especially to Diarmuid for a truly standout performance last night. We really are fortunate to have a player of his calibre in our ranks. Long may he continue to excel in the Green and Red.