When Breaffy’s Matthew Ruane burst through to the first fifteen at county level in the League-winning spring campaign of 2019, it was clear that this was a player of real promise. Injuries haven’t been that kind to him since but so far this year he’s been in flying form, no more so than in yesterday’s match against Meath.
Mattie was a driving force in our win yesterday. He claimed primary possession in the middle of the park, he moved the ball on quickly, he raided forward repeatedly and he banged over two points, one off either foot. And, with 31% of the votes cast, he’s our Man of the Match from yesterday’s game.
Others to feature prominently in the vote were James Carr (19%), Diarmuid O’Connor (12%), Darren McHale (7%) and Cillian O’Connor (5%). In truth, yesterday’s performance was very much a team effort and this is reflected in the spread of votes cast.
Well done to all of them – here’s the leaderboard from the MOTM poll.