Now that our 2014 FBD campaign is done and dusted, it’s time for some stats on this year’s pre-season action. I’ve summarised in the table below (apologies in advance for its garish look – design isn’t really my thing and I am colour-blind) details of players involved and who scored what.
As the table shows, we used a total of 32 players – 27 lining out from the start and five who only appeared off the bench – over the three games. Four of the lads played in all three games – Kevin Keane, Brendan Harrison, Shane McHale and David Drake – with the latter trio lining out in all three matches in the same positions (Kevin played at full-back in the first two matches and then switched to the corner last Sunday).
Top scorer for the campaign was Darren Coen, with a modest enough winning total of 0-7, four points of which came from placed balls. Adam Gallagher comes next on 1-2 but that’s taking a charitable view of the goal he’s credited for against the Rossies, which arguably should be chalked down as an OG.
At a macro level, we scored a total of 3-28 over the three matches and conceded 3-27. As has already been widely discussed in the comments, we failed to record a clean sheet in terms of goals conceded over the three games.
We got off lightly enough as regards the dreaded black cards. Moy Davitts’ Sean Kelly gained a slice of immortality for himself in our opening FBD fixture against NUIG when he became the first ever Mayo senior player to be ordered off under the new rule and he was joined in this select group in the IT Sligo game by Kevin McLoughlin and Kevin Keane.