Yesterday at Croke Park was an extremely difficult day for us, a day where, with a fair degree of similarity to last September, standout performances within our ranks were pretty thin on the ground.
Despite the heavy margin of defeat, however, we had a few players who did well for us yesterday. Chief among them was goalkeeper Rory Byrne, whose two first half saves kept us far closer to Kerry at the break than we’d any right to be and whose all-round performance on the day was an impressive one, so much so that he was included in the GAA’s Football Team of the Week.
Rory wins our final MOTM award from this year’s National League campaign, having attracted 17% support in the poll. This was narrowly ahead of Michael Plunkett (14%) and James Carr (13%), as well as Padraig O’Hora, Ryan O’Donoghue and Jordan Flynn (10% each). Well done to all of them.