FIRST OF ALL, thanks to Anthony Conaghan Cars, who have come on board this week with Donegal Sport Hub for Player of the Week.
This week there were some impressive outings for both club and county so have a look at the options below, cast you vote below and then we’ll tell you on Friday evening who you chose to be the Anthony Conaghan Cars Player of the Week.
So here’s your options:
1 Oisin Purdy (St Eunan’s and Donegal Under-17’s)
Oisin Purdy was man of the match for St Eunan’s last year in the county Under-16 final against Sean MacCumhaill’s in Convoy. In the country colours, Purdy had to be patient but made his debut in some style for Donegal in the Ulster Under-17 League on Saturday against Antrim, where he bagged a stunning 3-1 in the first half, with the three goals coming inside 23 minutes. Donegal ended up 8-18 to 3-3 winners.
2 Michael McEniff (Bundoran)
Bundoran had endured a tricky start to life back in the All-County Football League Division 1 with defeats against Kilcar at Gaelic Park and then St Eunan’s in Letterkenny. However, on Saturday, the side who won the County Intermediate Championship in such style last year on their way to the Ulster final got back on track with a fine win over Dungloe. The Seasiders won 1-13 to 1-8 and with six points from play, Michael McEniff was excellent for the hosts.
3 Gavin McBride (Gaoth Dobhair)
With Gaoth Dobhair on five points, they’re sitting pretty on top of the All-County Football League Division 1 after three games. Gavin McBride was named as the Player of the Week on the opening weekend of the season and his contribution was just too much to ignore on Saturday in Magheragallon. The hosts, against the wind when facing Kilcar, were six points down at half-time but McBride scored a goal in the first half and two more in the second to seal a 3-4 to 0-12 win.
4 JD Boyle (Naomh Conaill and Donegal minors)
Donegal have an Ulster Minor League semi-final against Monaghan in Clones to look forward to on Saturday following two wins over the last seven days. Shaun Paul Barrett’s side defeated Derry at Celtic Park and then followed that up on Saturday with a 2-12 to 0-6 success against Antrim at Magherafelt. In that game, JD Boyle played centre-back and as well as scoring two great points, he provided much else besides.
5 David Dolan (Aodh Ruadh)
Buncrana arrived at Fr Tierney Park in Ballyshannon on Saturday top of the pile in the All-County Football League Division 3 but after the hour against Aodh Ruadh sat in second place behind their hosts. That’s mainly due to a fine personal performance from David Dolan, who scored 2-1 in an entertaining contest in which Aodh Ruadh ran out winners on a 3-8 to 0-13 scoreline. Buncrana were right in it till Dolan’s excellently taken second goal.
6 Peadar Espey (Four Masters)
Four Masters were relegated in the promotion-relegation play-off against Bundoran a week before Christmas and then lost out to Naomh Columba in their first outing in the All-County Football League Division 2. However, after winning against neighbours St Naul’s, the Donegal Town side got the better of Naomh Muire on Saturday. A key player in that win was Peader Espey, who scored two first half goals and 2-1 in all in their 3-7 to 0-9 win.
7 Emma McCroary (Robert Emmets and LyIT)
With Eamon O’Boyle’s Letterkenny Institute of Technology side making a great start against Tallaght IT in the semi-final of the Donaghy Cup at a wet and windy O’Donnell Park in Letterkenny, Geraldine McLaughlin was moved to centre-forward. That left Emma McCroary inside and the Robert Emmets player had a top-class innings, as she ended up with 4-3 in a comfortable in for the Port Road students.
8 Daire McDaid (Termon)
Termon enjoyed a fine win on the road against Ardara to post their first win since their promotion back to the top flight of the All-County Football League and Daire McDaid was pivotal to the win for the side managed by Francie Friel in Kentucky with a stunning personal haul of 1-9 for his side in their 1-16 to 3-8 win.
So there’s the options. Cast your vote here!
Who was your Anthony Conaghan Cars Player of the Week
- Oisin Purdy (St Eunan's and Donegal Under-17) (23%, 304 Votes)
- JD Boyle (Naomh Conaill and Donegal minors) (20%, 258 Votes)
- Daire McDaid (Termon) (15%, 195 Votes)
- Emma McCorary (Robert Emmets and LyIT) (10%, 132 Votes)
- Gavin McBride (Gaoth Dobhair) (10%, 124 Votes)
- David Dolan (Aodh Ruadh) (10%, 124 Votes)
- Michael McEniff (Bundoran) (6%, 80 Votes)
- Peadar Espey (Four Masters) (6%, 80 Votes)
Total Voters: 1,296