Week two of the Allianz National Football League saw several outstanding performances whilst there were the Finals of the Walsh, Waterford Crystal and Kehoe Cups in Hurling so plenty to choose from in this week’s GAA Team of the Week.
1.Brendan Cummins (Tipperary).
Another fine game albeit in defeat for the 37 years old Ballybacon-Grange clubman who saved Tipp from a heavier defeat against Clare in Thurles. Just shaded it over Waterford football goalie Stephen Enright and Tyrone’s Niall Morgan.
2. Keith Higgins (Mayo)
Another who shone in defeat, showing his forward how to score a goal and a good all round display against Donegal in Castlebar.
3. Eamon McGee (Donegal) My man of the match against Down in Ballybofey. A dominant figure in defence.
4. Neil McGee (Donegal) Their full-back line impressed no end and as usual Neil played a major role.
5. Mikey Conway (Kildare) Contributed four points to Kildare’s total against Cork in Pairc Ui Rinn .
6. Ger Brennan (Dublin) A tower of strength for the Dubs. Rarely put a foot wrong in same match
7 Jack McCaffrey (Dublin) This young man gets better week by week. Still learning his trade but excellent once more, against Kerry on Saturday.
8. P.J.McCloskey (Derry) A top class display at midfield for the Banagher player. Undoubtedly Derry’s man of the match at Celtic Park.
9. Padraig O’Neill (Kildare) Made Paddy Brophy’s vital 2nd goal against Cork and scored two points in an outstanding performance for the Kildare men.
10. Sean McCormack (Longford). Scored 1-7 for Longford, yet still on losing side against Westmeath. Pure determination and skill in scoring that goal against Gary Connaughton at Pearse Park
11. Ross Munnelly (Laois) Another who shone in defeat, for Laois against Derry. Still a force to be reckoned with.
12. Mark McKeever (Cavan) Top man for Cavan at Kingspan Breffni Park in that bad tempered derby against Monaghan
13. Sean Quigley (Fermanagh) Seven points and overall impressive display from Quigley against Roscommon at Brewster Park.
14. Michael Murphy (Donegal). Six points for Murphy albeit his fourth game (and 0-29) in eleven days.
15. Bernard Brogan (Dublin). Gave Marc O’Se a torrid time and got seven of Dublin points at Fitzgerald Stadium.
Player of the Week: Eamon McGee’s superb defensive display was a major factor in Donegal’s win over Down. That Down did not get a score between the 36th and 65th minute was due in no small measure to the superb full back line
in which Eamon McGee was the dominant figure