Well, this was a Man of the Match poll like no other. These polls usually follow a common trajectory – once the first hundred votes or so are cast, a wisdom of crowds effect tends to set in and so whomever is heading the poll then is usually still at the top of the field when the voting ends.
This one was different, though, as Cillian O’Connor was out front early on and he was still, albeit narrowly, leading the vote this morning. Then, a bit like he did a few times at Dr Hyde Park yesterday, Paddy Durcan floored the accelerator and overtook Cillian. And there he stayed.
So it’s Paddy who is our MOTM from yesterday’s game. He won with 31% of the vote, narrowly ahead of Cillian on 29%. Others who featured prominently in the poll were Eoghan McLaughlin (10%), Conor Loftus and Kevin McLoughlin (both 6%) and Diarmuid O’Connor (5%). Well done to all of them.