'Martin Carney was watching a different game' - Widespread disagreement with James O'Donoghue's MOTM award
Kerry star James O'Donoghue was awarded the RTE man-of-the-match award yesterday as the Kingdom claimed provincial bragging rights, but it wasn't an opinion shared by many on social media.
The Killarney Legion player hit just one point from play, but was industrious throughout, with his selfless play causing problems in the Cork defence.
His marker however, james Loughrey, also had a fine game under the circumstances, and many were perplexed when Martin Carney named the corner forward as his pick of the bunch despite some outstanding performances by David Moran and Shane Enright in particular.
"Martin Carney was watching a different game," Joe Brolly tweeted afterwards.
Former Roscommon goalkeeper Sahne Curran was equally scathing of the decision.
"#JOD MR BEAN MUST HAVE BEEN IN KILLARNEY #COMEDY DECISION - MARTIN MUST HAVE BEEN IN PADDYPOWERS," he posted on his account.
Eamon Fitzmaurice's side defeated Cork by five points in yesterday's replay.
Martin Carney was watching a different game— Joe Brolly (@JoeBrolly1993) July 18, 2015
Enright my MOTM today. Completely snuffed out & basically scared Brian Hurley into not wanting 2 try anything except solo away from him— Anthony Moyles (@moylesiea) July 18, 2015
Paul Geaney, David Moran, Maher... James Loughrey was Cork's best shagging player. Between Tom Carr & now this. I dunno. I give up. #GAA— Jamie Wall (@Jamwall7) July 18, 2015
RTE need to have a chat with themselves on this James O'Donoghue love-in. Man of the match Martin Carney? Stop please. David Moran maybe...— Tony Leen (@tonyleen) July 18, 2015