Sunday 25 March 2018

Poll: Who gets your vote for the footballer of the weekend?

Donegal and Tyrone was undoubtedly the biggest game of the weekend
Donegal and Tyrone was undoubtedly the biggest game of the weekend Newsdesk Newsdesk

Who was the best player with an O'Neill's in his hands over the weekend? You decide.

Karl Lacey (Donegal)

Leadership counts for so much in games like this and no one offered more than Lacey, who embellished it with an uncanny ability to plug gaps.

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17 May 2015; Karl Lacey, Donegal, in action against Colm Cavanagh, Tyrone. Ulster GAA Football Senior Championship, Preliminary Round, Donegal v Tyrone. MacCumhaill Park, Ballybofey, Co. Donegal. Picture credit: Stephen McCarthy / SPORTSFILE

Paul Conroy (Galway)

The big midfielder had a solidly efficient game that on a day of such widespread mediocrity just about distinguished him above the rest. Honourable mention goes to Galway goalkeeper Brian O'Donoghue.

17 May 2015; Paul Conroy, Galway, in action against Gary Reynolds, Leitrim. Connacht GAA Football Senior Championship Quarter-Final, Leitrim v Galway. Parc Sean Mac Diarmada. Picture credit: Ray Ryan / SPORTSFILE

Colm P Smyth (Longford)

The wing-back stood out with a point from play in each half, including the leveller six minutes from time. Niall Darby and Johnny Moloney impressed for Offaly, but Smyth was a class apart.

5 July 2014; Colm Smyth, Longford. GAA Football All Ireland Senior Championship, Round 2A, Tipperary v Longford. Semple Stadium, Thurles, Co. Tipperary. Picture credit: Stephen McCarthy / SPORTSFILE

John Heslin (Westmeath)

Heslin was pushed hard by Ray Connellan but he had a hand in two of the goals and landed nine points (three from play) in very difficult conditions for kicking.

5 April 2015; John Heslin, Westmeath. Allianz Football League, Division 2, Round 7, Westmeath v Roscommon. Cusack Park, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath. Picture credit: Ramsey Cardy / SPORTSFILE

Brendan Quigley (Laois)

The Timahoe man gave an exhibition at midfield, dominating in the air and using the ball well when in possession. His midfield partner John O'Loughlin also impressed with 0-3, while Donie Kingston was in good form up front as well.

16 May 2015; Darragh Foley, Carlow, in action against Brendan Quigley, Laois. Leinster GAA Football Senior Championship, Round 1, Carlow v Laois, Netwatch Cullen Park, Carlow. Picture credit: Matt Browne / SPORTSFILE

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