IT WAS – by and large – back to the bread and butter over the last week.
Last time out, you voted for Ryan McHugh as Donegal’s Player of the Championship, in association with Anthony Conaghan Cars.[adrotate group=”52″]
This week, there’s a more domestic feel, although Donegal’s Under-16’s, hurlers and ladies all have a nomination for the Anthony Conaghan Cars Player of the Week.
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.[adrotate group=”52″]
Caolan Collier (St Eunan’s Under-14’s)
JUST over three weeks beforehand, St Eunan’s had lost the Northern Regional Board Under-14 Division 1 final to Termon in Milford. But when the sides met again on Friday at Convoy it was the Letterkenny side who came out on top on 3-11 to 2-8 scoreline. Caolan Collier scored two first half points and slotted home a vital goal after the break.
Oisin Gallen (Sean MacCumhaill’s and Donegal Under-16’s)
THERE was to be no fairytale for Donegal in the Buncrana Cup but decent foundation stones were laid for the future, according to manager Luke Gavigan. Oisin Gallen had useful showings in both contests on Saturday. He scored five points in the narrow semi-final loss against Monaghan in Muff and then 1-5 in the third and fourth place play-off in Buncrana against Armagh.
Steve McElwaine (Termon)
TERMON might’ve gone down to St Eunan’s late in the day, but the performance of wing-back Steven McElwaine as a stand-out of their performance. McElwaine broke forward to join his side’s attack whenever the opportunity arose and smashed home the first goal of the day on 19 minutes when he picked up a pass from James McSharry to shoot past Sean Daffan.
Lee Henderson (Sean MacCumhaill’s and Donegal hurlers)
HAVING knocked on the door louder and louder in recent years, Sean MacCumhaill’s are a side that will have a bog influence on the Donegal Senior Hurling Championship this year. Last week they continued their good form with a fine 1-14 to 1-10 at reigning champions Burt. Lee Henderson popped over nine points at Hibernian Park as the Twins Towns outfit made it four wins from four.
Odhran MacNiallais (Gaoth Dobhair)
ODHRAN MACNIALLAIS saw his inter-county season end the weekend before last but closer to home his Gaoth Dobhair are having a fine term domestically. They’re still top of the AllSportStore.com All-County Football League Division 1 after their win over Ardara on a 2-14 to 0-11 scoreline. At Magheragallon, MacNiallais scored no less than eight points, with five of them coming from play.
Joey Cullen (Milford)
MILFORD are within touching distance of sealing a place in the AllSportStore.com All-County Football League Division 1 following their 3-11 to 0-13 victory over Naomh Columba, who started the brighter. But Joey Cullen, from midfield, netted a second half goal to set his side on the way. It was the fourth time the season that Cullen has popped up with a vital goal.
Conor McShane (Kilcar)
KILCAR are chugging along nicely this season in the AllSportStore.com All-County Football League Division 1 and on Sunday were 19-point winners against an out-of-sorts Glenswilly side at Towney. There was plenty to admire from the hosts in an attacking sense but at the back, Martin McHugh’s team shows further signs of improvement and Conor McShane did well defensively.
Ciara Hegarty (Moville and Donegal ladies)
Donegal ladies’ championship aspirations came to an end at Pearse Park in Longford but not after the side managed by Michael Naughton gave Dublin the fright of their lives in the Lidl All-Ireland SFC quarter-final. The outsiders Donegal were ahead at half-time and battled right to the bitter end before going down on a 1-13 to 2-7 scoreline and Ciara Hegarty’s performance was the embodiment of that spirit.[adrotate group=”52″]
Who was your Anthony Conaghan Cars Player of the Week
- Caolan Collier (St Eunan's Under-14s) (25%, 246 Votes)
- Joey Cullen (Milford) (22%, 216 Votes)
- Steve McElwaine (Termon) (13%, 125 Votes)
- Ciara Hegarty (Moville and Donegal ladies) (11%, 112 Votes)
- Oisin Gallen (Sean MacCumhaill’s and Donegal Under-16’s) (10%, 103 Votes)
- Conor McShane (Kilcar) (7%, 74 Votes)
- Odhran MacNiallais (Gaoth Dobhair) (7%, 72 Votes)
- Lee Henderson (Sean MacCumhaill’s and Donegal hurlers) (5%, 46 Votes)
Total Voters: 994