Once more the votes are in and counted and this time it’s Lee Keegan, captain for the day yesterday, who by popular acclaim has been selected as our MOTM in the win over Westmeath in Cusack Park, Mullingar. It was another barnstorming performance from the Westport man, who contributed 1-2 and plenty more besides to the win, and he attracted 57% of the total vote of 161. Joining him on the podium this week are Aidan O’Shea (8% of the vote) and Alan Freeman (6%). Well done to them all.
26 thoughts on “Lee Keegan our MOTM from yesterday”
What a stout hearted player Lee is, and how fitting it was that he was also selected on the team of the week….
Lee is pure class! And not just wining ball and driving forward, as well as scoring. He has it all, including one of the best hand in tackles on opposing forwards that’s within the rules.
Continues to perform consistently, very clever player. He earned this! Well done.
Lee Keegan is without doubt Mayo’s most consistent player followed by Colm Boyle and Keith Higgins.
Best of luck to Castlebar mitchels in the All-Ireland football club final
He is really fast would be interesting how himself and pat durcan get on in the half back line. Pat durcan is a bit like jack mccaffery for pace and j McCarthy bot similar. ANyone agree
Congrats to Lee Keegan, well done to him! In 3 polls, he has come second twice and now first. It just shows how consistent that he is. The best right half-back in the country, a player that any county in Ireland would love to have in their team!
I hear good things about Patrick Durcan,Wondering is he on the Mayo senior panel or is he too young?
Lee is a great player alright. Improving all the time. I was impressed with the work rate of Boyle, O’Shea, Gibbons and Mc.What a pity that Shane McHale did not make an appearance. He has a lot to offer. Missed the comfort of McHale park on Sunday. Its hard to make us happy.
Well done to Lee Keegan. To me he has proven himself to be Mayo’s best player in the Horan reign. He must surely be in line for some sort of record for a defender scoring in successive competitive games. By my reckoning he scored in every Championship match last year and I think also in our first 4 league games now. Maybe Willie Joe can confirm this.
Correct on both counts, Finbar. That’s quite a sequence at this stage.
Yes,he’s brilliant. I mentioned already that Jack O’Connor said he would be very good at centre field for Mayo because he is strong, very mobile and can score. Jack thinks Mayo are a little laboured at centre field.
Congrats Lee. What a player, who seems to be improving all the time. hard to believe he didn’t make an under 21 team a few years ago
Has been the best player in the country for me overall over the last 12 months.
He’s not even on under 21 panel due to Castlebar commitments
Perhaps we will have less complaints about McHale Park & the debt on it now that we have had a reminder of how the other 3/4s live.
Lee is an outstanding reminder to all young players finding it difficult to make it at underage level. The difference is DESIRE, HUNGER.AND COMMITMENT.
I was just thinking the same, Andy. Cusack Park is an embarrassing kip, hardly good enough to host a Division Four match never mind a Division One game and St. Conleth’s Park in Newbridge isn’t much better either. There’s a lot wrong with how the MacHale Park work was done but at least everyone going to a league game there on a wet day in March can be sure of a seat under cover.
Looks like our man will be GAA player of the week.Wont be the last either.Big fan of Leeroy.Someone else mentioned trying him in midfield.Id say he would hold his own.Mind you he prob covers as much ground as any midfielder.
Yeah mayoingalway, I mentioned about that last week as follows…… I’d actually like to see Lee Keegan given a run at mid-field, if we wanted to have a different option there. Cian O’Sullivan was a very good half-back for Dublin, then he was moved to mid-field, where he was one of Dublin’s most important players. Last year he was moved back and forth between mid-field and the half-back line. He actually ended up as a corner back for the last 10-15 minutes in the All-Ireland final, when Dublin were in trouble back there. That’s a real horses for courses attitude. Having plenty of options in all positions could be key, later in the summer, with the black card now being in place. We know that Lee Keegan is well able to score anyway. He is also one of the vice-captains, which shows he has leadership qualities too, which could be of great use, further up the field, if needed…….. Jack O’Connor, the former Kerry manager, must read this Blog too as he mentioned about trying him there as well on Seo Spoirt on Friday night’s show!
Would definitely agree with that. And as a result we shouldn’t be conceding so much. 3 All Stars and 3 excellent players but they need to be played in their strongest positions.
Ya i agree with having options of players been able to play in different positions great sign for a squad.Jaysus we have to stop leaking goals.If we can stop leaking goals and improve our own attack we will be,in business.
Yeah and if you include Ger Cafferkey, who won an All-Star in 2012, that makes four All-Star defenders in total. Add in Donal Vaughan, Chris Barrett and Tom Cunniffe, you’d reckon we should be keeping clean sheets in most games!
I hope castle bar win on Monday and mayo on Sunday wonder will cillian start bit to soon to stray straight after coming back from injury, if mayo defence don’t cope Kevin mc will have a field day a lot better the b brogan.
Well done Lee Keegan, the best of the best.
Donal Vaughan would be a better option at midfield
Well done again Lee Keegan, he was voted the GAA.IE footballer of the week, by just six votes! With Alan Freeman winning this Award last week, that’s two in row for Mayo!
GAA.IE FOOTBALL PLAYER OF THE WEEK
1. Lee Keegan (Mayo) – 550 votes (40%)
2. James O’Donoghue (Kerry) – 544 votes (40%)
3. Kevin McManamon (Dublin) – 269 votes (20%)