THERE WAS A return to the AllSportStore.com All-County Football League last weekend with plenty to consider far and wide.
Last week, you named Brian Gillespie of Naomh Muire as your Anthony Conaghan Cars Player of the Week.
This week we’ve six to choose from so take your pick and we’ll have winner for you on Saturday.
1 Christy Keaney (Bundoran)
WHAT an eventful afternoon Christy Keaney had. On Sunday the wing-back would’ve left Gaelic Park disappointed following a rather bizarre All-County Football League Division 1 loss against St Eunan’s. The Seasiders ended up losing on a 4-15 to 6-7 scoreline but Keaney’s personal haul of 4-3 had put them in a challenging position.
2 Christy Toye (St Michael’s)
ST MICHAEL’S were missing a host of players as they made the trip to Ardara but still left with the points, following a 1-9 to 1-3 victory. The experience of Christy Toye was paramount to that victory as a seventh minute goal set the Dunfanghy team on the way before his contribution eventually reached 1-3 for the reigning Division 1 champions.
3 John O’Malley (Naomh Conaill)
NAOMH CONAILL have gone about things is a business-like manner this season and one of the main reasons for their good form is John O’Malley. On Sunday in Glenties they had it easier than might’ve been expected against an understrength Glenswilly team in a 4-8 to 0-3 win. John O’Malley scored two goals for Naomh Conaill in that victory and also had a had in Leon Thompson’s goal at the end of the first half.
4 Stephen Griffin (St Naul’s)
STEPHEN GRIFFIN has long since been the cutting edge for St Naul’s but on Sunday in a frantic derby clash against Four Masters, the 28-year-old was employed at centre-field. However, Griffin still put in a massive personal performance for the Mountcharles side and left with 1-8 to his name in a 1-10 to 1-10 draw. Griffin’s excellence ensured that his team came from six points down at half-time to share the spoils.
5. Stephen McBrearty (Kilcar)
ON A DAY when Kilcar were missing the likes of Patrick McBrearty, Ryan McHugh and Michael Hegarty, it was Stephen McBrearty who rose to the occasion at Rosses Park.
There was so much more to his display than the 1-5 he scored.
McBrearty’s was a mature performance and one that saw him control the contest as Kilcar won 3-15 to 2-10. Not only was he in good scoring form, but he weighed in as the launcpad of several other Kilcar attacks.
6. Odhrán MacNiallais (Gaoth Dobhair)
SOMETIMES with Mac Niallais it seems as if it’s all too easy and effortless.
On Sunday, Gaoth Dobhair gradually pulled away from Termon as Conal Sheridan’s team won by 15 points, 2-16 to 0-7. Mac Niallais glided around Magheragallon and acted as the go-between for his team as they turned up the heat on Termon.
It wasn’t that he shone with a five-star display, but it was that he was so involved and in command without it seeming like an ordeal that was most impressive about his afternoon.
Who was your Anthony Conaghan Cars Player of the Week?
- Stephen Griffin (St Naul's) (25%, 128 Votes)
- Christy Keaney (Bundoran) (23%, 121 Votes)
- John O'Malley (Naomh Conaill) (17%, 90 Votes)
- Odhrán Mac Niallais (Gaoth Dobhair) (15%, 76 Votes)
- Stephen McBrearty (Kilcar) (13%, 66 Votes)
- Christy Toye (St Michael's) (8%, 39 Votes)
Total Voters: 520