THERE WAS AGAIN A truncated programme of games in the AllSportStore.com All-County Football Leagues, but there were county teams aplenty in action – and it’s Anthony Conaghan Cars Player of the Week time again.
The Donegal senior footballers will have to meet Monaghan again in the Ulster SFC semi-final after their thrilling draw, but Shaun Paul Barrett’s Donegal minors booked their place in the Ulster MFC final after a high-scoring win over Monaghan in the curtain-raiser.
On Sunday, there was a historic win for the Donegal hurlers, who won the first ever Ulster Hurling Shield, also beating Monaghan.
We have six nominees in our Anthony Conaghan Cars Player of the Week poll this week with the winner set to receive a pair of Murphy’s Gloves.[adrotate group=”52″]
Ryan McHugh (Donegal seniors)
WHEN the going got tough in the second half at Breffni Park, McHugh really walked tall for Donegal. He won a couple of crucial frees and his ball-carrying ability was a big plus for Donegal. McHugh caused Monaghan quite a few headaches in the second half with his pace and intelligence.
Kieran Gallagher (Donegal minors)
THE Naomh Conaill man had a massive game in the middle of the park for the Donegal minors. Gallagher delivered a real masterclass in the engine room for Donegal, who won 3-15 to 2-12. Gallagher got his name on the scoresheet with a vital point, but it was his all-round display that gets him in here.
Danny Cullen (Donegal hurlers)
THERE is no doubt that the Setanta wizard could hurl at a higher level. Cullen is one of the best hurlers ever to have played in Donegal and he was right at the heartbeat of things on Sunday when Donegal overcame Monaghan in the Ulster Shield final. Cullen is a classy, stylish hurler. His goal in the first half helped swing the pendulum in his team’s favour and Cullen played a captain’s role throughout.[adrotate group=”52″]
Simon McGlynn (St Mary’s, Convoy)
THE big upset of the weekend in the AllSportStore.Com All-County Football League was in Division 4, where St Mary’s Convoy defeated the table-toppers Moville at Pairc Naomh Mhuire. McGlynn was the ace marksman for St Mary’s. His goal in the second half was the game’s big score and he added three points for good measure.
Lorcan Connor (Na Dunaibh)
THE margins were wafer thin in Newtown on Sunday where Na Dunaibh defeated Naomh Colmcille 3-9 to 2-11. Lorcan Connor hit two goals and a point for the visitors and was the main reason they took the win.[adrotate group=”52″]
Who was your Anthony Conaghan Cars Player of the Week
- Kieran Gallagher (Donegal minors) (52%, 328 Votes)
- Ryan McHugh (Donegal seniors) (19%, 118 Votes)
- Simon McGlynn (St Mary's, Convoy) (14%, 86 Votes)
- Lorcan Connor (Na Dunaibh) (9%, 58 Votes)
- Danny Cullen (Donegal hurlers) (6%, 39 Votes)
Total Voters: 629