THERE WAS ACTION in the Senior, Intermediate and Junior A Championships over the weekend, as well as a Division 2 Northern Regional Board final.
Last week’s winner was Shane McGrath from Aodh Ruadh for his part in his side’s thumping Under-21 win over Termon.
We have also teamed up with Murphy’s Gloves, so there’s something on offer for our weekly winner. Have a look at the nominations below and cast your vote. We’ll announce the winners then come Friday evening.
1 – Eoin Waide (Naomh Conaill)
WHILE there were a myriad of complexities in regards the match-ups as Naomh Conaill defeated St Eunan’s 1-13 to 1-8 in the senior quarter-final, one player who always seemed to have that little bit of extra space was Eoin Waide. He was a great link between defence and attack for the county champions and scored a vital point late in the first half when his team was not at their best.
2 – Jason McGee (Cloughaneely minors)
FRIDAY night at St Mary’s Park in Convoy brought with it windy and rainy conditions that made life awkward for the respective players of both Cloughaneely and Glenswilly in the Northern Regional Board Division 2 Minor final. It turned into a battle in the elements and in the end, the side from Falcarragh came out on top in a low-scoring 1-4 to 0-5 success. Jason McGee scored 1-3 of that – three frees and a penalty – so he was the difference.
3 – Michael Murphy (Glenswilly)
THE Donegal captain probably has a spare room at home in Bomany to hold all the awards he’s won but on Saturday he was again in top form. Glenswilly started the championship slowly but have certainly developed a gallop in recent weeks. Michael Murphy was the focal point of their attack in the 2-20 to 1-14 SFC quarter-final win over MacCumhaill’s, scoring 2-5 in the process – with all but a point from play.
4 – Aidan McLaughlin (Naomh Padraig, Muff)
AIDAN MCLAUGHLIN was a man who certainly caught the eye for the Donegal minors as they won the Ulster MFC on their way to the All-Ireland semi-final this year. On Friday, he was in the colours of his club Naomh Padraig of Muff in the Junior A semi-final win over Red Hughs in Convoy. The wing-back gave a masterful display, putting over four points in the first half – three from play – and running the game for his team.
5 – Christy Fildara (Malin)
MALIN might be a Division 2 side this year but they’re still in with a shout in the SFC, courtesy of their spirited comeback to overcome Dungloe in the third of the quarter-finals on Sunday in Letterkenny, 0-13 to 1-8. Christy Fildara wasn’t named in the programme but did start, scoring the first and last points of the day with his electrifying pace a stand-out in a top class showing.
6 – Michael ‘Sticky’ Ward (Aodh Ruadh)
AODH RUADH have already wrapped up the All-County Football League Division 3 and now they have the scent of the Intermediate Championship in their nostrils heading into Saturday’s semi-final against Milford. Last Saturday they defeated Naomh Ultan on a 2-18 to 2-8 scoreline and a huge part in that success was the abilities of Michael Ward in front of goal. He scored 1-5 from play.
7 – Michael Hegarty (Kilcar)
IT wasn’t so much a case of rolling back the years in Kilcar’s 0-19 to 0-4 trimming of Termon in Saturday’s SFC quarter-final in Ballybofey. Michael Hegarty’s county days might’ve concluded following the 2011 season but on the club scene, the Kilcar midfielder is still one of the top performers around. Hegarty scored four points from play in the first half as his team dominated from start to finish.
8 – Lorcan Connor (Downings)
THERE was just a point in it when Downings pipped Letterkenny Gaels in the semi-final of the Junior A Football Championship and the prime reason for that victory was the performance of Lorcan Connor. The 2014 Donegal minor was scintillating for Downings and his 1-6 – all but one from play – was certainly required in a contest that was only decided by the minimum.
9 – Conor Harkin (Burt)
MANY might’ve been tipping Cloughaneely to get the better of Burt in the IFC quarter-final in Glenswilly on Saturday at lunchtime, but it was team from Hibernian Park who came through an entertaining contest on a 1-12 to 2-8 scoreline. Conor Harkin was the Burt goalscorer with a composed finish and he also contributed three points to get his team over the line.
Who was your Anthony Conaghan Cars Player of the Week?
- Jason McGee (Cloughaneely minors) (19%, 262 Votes)
- Conor Harkin (Burt) (14%, 195 Votes)
- Eoin Waide (Naomh Conaill) (14%, 184 Votes)
- Christy Fildara (Malin) (11%, 154 Votes)
- Lorcan Connor (Downings) (10%, 141 Votes)
- Michael Murphy (Glenswilly) (10%, 136 Votes)
- Michael Hegarty (Kilcar) (8%, 112 Votes)
- Michael 'Sticky' Ward (Aodh Ruadh) (7%, 93 Votes)
- Aidan McLaughlin (Naomh Padraig, Muff) (5%, 74 Votes)
Total Voters: 1,351