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One of the real bright spots from our encouraging display down in Páirc Uí Rinn yesterday was the shift put in by Tom Parsons at midfield. The Charlestown man, who was starting a match for us for the first time since the League game against Derry at MacHale Park last April and who last featured off the bench against Kerry in Limerick last August, was prominent throughout yesterday against Cork, winning loads of possession around the middle and kicking three glorious points from play.
He wins our MOTM award from this game with a fair amount to spare, claiming a whopping 63% of the vote. Others who attracted support in this week’s poll were Aidan O’Shea, whose tireless performance gained him 11% of the vote, Ger Cafferkey, who kept Cork dangerman Colm O’Neill scoreless from play and garnered 7% of the vote and Mickey Conroy whose 30-second cameo earned him 6% of the popular vote (which works out at around 0.2% of the vote for every second he was on the field yesterday). Well done to all of them.