Yesterday’s Connacht Championship opener against New York descended into something more akin to a training session well before half-time. By then all of our starting forwards – as well as the entire half-back line – had got their names on the scoresheet, with Evan Regan leading the charge in that respect.
The Ballina Stephenites forward was in flying form yesterday, contributing a handsome 1-5 to our tally in a match that we won at our ease. Evan’s total included four points confidently converted from frees.
The match programme for yesterday’s game listed Fionn McDonagh at no.10 for us, with Evan not named to start, even though he was included in the starting fifteen announced on Wednesday. It turns out the programme details weren’t correct, as Evan did, of course, line out and he went on to have a significant impact on proceedings.
So much so that he’s topped the Man of the Match poll here on the site. With voting now closed, Evan has ended up with 37% of the vote, with Fergal Boland on 20%, Aidan O’Shea on 12% and Matthew Ruane, Paddy Durcan and James McCormack all on 4%.
Congrats to Evan on his MOTM performance yesterday and to all the other lads who contributed so well to the win.