IT WAS INCREDIBLY close in the vote for the GAA.ie Player of the Week.
From the 13,787 votes cast and having tied on 42 per cent, Donegal and Kilcar’s Patrick McBrearty missed out on the award by a mere 16 votes.[adrotate group=”38″]
The vote was won by Peter Acheson from Tipperary, with Kerry’s Darren O’Sullivan in third.
McBrearty (pictured above by Geraldine Diver) played his best game yet in a Donegal jersey in Saturday’s All-Ireland Qualifier victory over Cork, which is saying something considering his consistent excellence.[adrotate group=”53″]
The Rebels simply couldn’t cope with his strength, speed, ball-winning ability, and accuracy as he scored 11 points, seven of them from play.
Many of those points were nothing less than spectacular as he nailed shots over his shoulder while running away from goal. McBrearty has been a Donegal senior since 2011, but only turns 23 this week and looks to be coming into his prime.
1: Peter Acheson – 5817 (42 per cent)
2: Patrick McBrearty – 5801 (42 per cent)
3: Darran O’Sullivan – 2169 (16 per cent)