Ever since we lost Cillian O’Connor to long-term injury early in the summer last year, Ryan O’Donoghue’s importance to the Mayo team has grown and grown. The All-Star forward is now absolutely indispensable for us and he showed this again in last night’s narrow loss to Kerry down in Tralee.
Ryan ended last night’s match with seven points, all from placed balls though few were easy scores, and he led the line in attack from first to last. He was picked as the Man of the Match by RTÉ and, with 35% support in the poll, you’ve also voted him our MOTM from last night’s game.
Others who featured prominently in the poll were Fergal Boland (16%), Matthew Ruane (14%) and Michael Plunkett (7%), as well as Jordan Flynn, Aidan O’Shea and Diarmuid O’Connor (all on 4%). Well done to all of them and, in particular, to Ryan for what was an outstanding display last night.