GAA: Football team of the week

Updated: July 23, 2012

After a great weekend of GAA, Shane Kilkenny announces his Football team of the week.

1. Paul Durkin (Donegal)
A vital cog in the Donegal defence. Often goes through long spells of inactivity but when called upon is ever alert.

2. Mark Ó Sé (Kerry)
Typically assured and composed. Subdued a variety of attacking threats.

3. Rory O’ Carroll (Dublin)
Now one of the top man markers in the game. Key man for Dublin again today.

4. Frank McGlynn (Donegal)
Powerful ball carrier. Fine second half goal topped off an excellent display.

5. Tómas Ó Sé (Kerry)
Rolled back the years with a top class performance. Regularly opened up the Tyrone defence with long accurate deliveries.

6. Shane McAnarney (Meath)
Led from the front all through. Picked up a lot of loose ball and launched several Meath attacks.

7. Emmet Bolton (Kildare)
Fantastic attacking wing back. Saved his team with a last gasp equalising point in normal time.

8. Brendan Quigley (Laois)
Dominated the middle of the field. Without his influence there probably would have been a shock in Carrick on Shannon on Saturday night.

9. Ryan Bradley (Donegal)
Made some fabulous catches and also kicked two fine points.

10. Kevin Conlon (Leitrim)
Contributed 1-02 from play in only his second championship start. Caused the Laois defence serious problems all evening.

11. Declan O’ Sullivan (Kerry)
Without doubt the best centre forward in the country. Tremendous playmaker and also a top class finisher. Kicked three superb points.

12. Mark McHugh (Donegal)
Appears all over the field to help out in defence and attack. Deservingly chosen as man of the match today.

13. Colm McFadden (Donegal)
On fire of late. Showed his class with some brilliant finishing from open play and frees.

14. Bernard Brogan (Dublin)
Starting to rediscover his old form. Got some excellent scores today when his team really needed them.

15. Colm Cooper. (Kerry)
Vintage display from the Gooch. Central to everything good Kerry did offensively. Literally unmarkable when on song.

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