After wins for Kerry, Meath & Monaghan we go through the Gaelic football team of week for (28/5/12).
1. David Gallagher (Meath) – Some super saves and gave his defence much needed confidence.
2. Michael Burke (Meath) – Put in some spectacular tackles and blocks. Kept a tight unit at the back for the Royals.
3. Anthony McLoughlin (Wicklow) – Stood strong at the heart of the defence. Kept a tight rein on his man all day. Immense tackling.
4. Ciarán McDonald (Tipperary) – Did a great job of stifling the Kerry forwards. Some key tackles made at crucial times.
5. Tomás Ó Sé (Kerry) – Marshalled the Kingdom back line superbly. Got forward when possible.
6. Dessie Mone ( Monaghan) – Crucial point at a crucial juncture. Kept his man under shackles and made some nice forward breaks.
7. Seamus Kenny (Meath) – Great blocking and fielding in the half-back line. Got forward when possible.
8. Dick Clerkin (Monaghan) – Put in a hard shift in the midfield. Worked tirelessly and integral cog.
9. Bryan Sheehan (Kerry) – Free taking spot on. Made the hard yards in midfield.
10. Graeme Reilly (Meath) – Acted as the extra man in midfield. Won some crucial high balls and put himself about for the duration.
11. Mark Sweeney (Antrim) – One of the few standouts for the Saffrons. Some nice fielding and tried the get the team on the front foot as often as possible.
12. Darren Hayden (Meath) – Provided the crucial link between the midfield and full-forward line before moving to the full forward line. Intricate passes and some nice trickery. Man of the match performance.
13. Colm Cooper (Kerry) – Only two scores for the Crokes man but looked and played like he was in training. Saving the A material for later in the Championship.
14. John McGrath (Wicklow) – Two quick scores at the start set the tone for the game. Gave Meath problems all day.
15. Alan Maloney (Tipperary) – Gave the Kerry defence a headache all afternoon. Took his scores well.