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The Footballer Of The Week As Voted For By You

Aoife Kent
By Aoife Kent
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Monaghan and Donegal was patently the most competitive game of the weekend but elsewhere Dublin continued their serene progress in the Leinster championship and provided the Gaelic football player of the week, as voted for by you.

Dublin's Rolls Royce forward line demolished Meath with little fuss. Time was when a ten-point margin in this fixture would be classed a hammering. Nowadays, people are surprised the gap isn't greater and suggest that Dublin must have consciously opted to remain in second gear.


The brightest star in that glistening galaxy up front was Diarmuid Connolly, their most lavishly gifted forward. He romped home in the player of the week poll collecting exactly 50% of the vote.


Finishing runner-up in the poll was Donegal's busy and diminutive wing-back Ryan McHugh (although, wing-backs and wing-forwards have all blurred into one nowadays).

More or less neck and neck at the foot of the poll are the Man of the Match in the Monaghan-Donegal game, midfielder Karl O'Connell and Westmeath's energetic half-forward Paul Sharry (who from a distance resembles Paul Galvin).


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