Okay, the votes are in on our twelfth and final Man of the Match poll of the year and by a resounding margin this one has been won by Diarmuid O’Connor. The dashing wing-forward, who notched two great points from play yesterday and did a whole load more besides, topped the poll with 53% of the vote, followed by brother Cillian on 16%. Barry Moran and Tom Parsons came next on 5% each, with Chris Barrett on 4%.
Well done to them and indeed to the rest of the lads too who, without exception, gave everything in yesterday’s semi-final replay. We didn’t get the result on the day but no-one can fault the effort the lads made over the seventy minutes at Croke Park.