Tuesday 17 October 2017

Gaelic football team of the weekend

Lee Keegan, Mayo, was in terrific form yesterday
Lee Keegan, Mayo, was in terrific form yesterday
Cormac Byrne

Cormac Byrne

It was a good weekend for Mayo, Kildare, Armagh, Tipperary, Clare and Roscommon but who made the team of the week.

1. Robbie Hennelly (Mayo) - Dived low to his right brilliantly to keep out Shane Walsh's second half penalty and looked in control.

Mayo goalie Robert Hennelly celebrates after saving a penalty from Shane Walsh, Galway. Connacht GAA Football Senior Championship Final, Mayo v Galway, Elverys MacHale Park, Castlebar, Co. Mayo. Picture credit: Ray Ryan / SPORTSFILE

2. Ollie Lyons (Kildare) - His pace is a serious asset in defence and attack.

3. Johnny Martin (Sligo) - Has put injury woes behind him to play a key role for Sligo.

4. Andy Mallon (Armagh) - Got on the scoresheet in a game where scores were hard to come by.

5. Lee Keegan (Mayo) - Arguably the best wing-back in the country and showed why yesterday.

6. Gordon Kelly (Clare) - Gave a captain's display from centre-back.

7. Emmett Bolton (Kildare) - Looks much more mobile this year and showed good composure to kick a late score.

13 July 2014; Emmet Bolton, right, Kildare, and Conor Laverty, Down, in heated discussion before Bolton and Mark Poland, Down, not pictured, were both shown the yellow card by referee David Coldrick. GAA Football All-Ireland Senior Championship Round 2B, Down v Kildare, Páirc Esler, Newry, Co. Down. Picture credit: Piaras O Midheach / SPORTSFILE

8. Kevin McDonnell (Sligo) - The 19-year-old completely nullified Sean Buckley and never stopped driving forward.

Ger Collins, Limerick, in action against Kevin McDonnell, Sligo

9. Gary Brennnan (Clare) - A towering display rewarded with four points.

10. Kevin McLoughlin (Mayo) - Everything he touched in the first half ended up in a score.

11. Aidan O'Shea (Mayo) - Collected countless breaks to secure primary possession for his team.

13 July 2014; Aidan O'Shea, Mayo, in action against Greg Higgins, Galway. Connacht GAA Football Senior Championship Final, Mayo v Galway, Elverys MacHale Park, Castlebar, Co. Mayo. Picture credit: David Maher / SPORTSFILE

12. Padraig O'Neill (Kildare) - Another lung-busting display and kicked three points from play.

13. Cillian O'Connor (Mayo) - Contributed eight points and struck fear into Galway every time he had possession.

14. Padraig Fogarty (Kildare) - A very effective targetman and is scoring consistently from placed balls and from play.

15. Enda Smith (Roscommon) - A standout performance in a mediocre game. Four fine points

Roscommon's Enda Smith tries to shrug off a challenge from his Cavan opponent Mark McKeever during their qualifier clash at Kingspan Breffni Park. Photo: Brendan Moran / SPORTSFILE

Is there someone missing who should be there? Let us know in the comments section below

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