GAA News: Football team of the week 6/8/12

Updated: August 6, 2012

After a great weekend of GAA, we have another football team of the week, this weeks winners will all have chances of all star medals come the end of the season.

1. Stephen Cluxton (Dublin)
Another master class from the Dublin number one. The accuracy and range of his kick passing puts him in a league of his own.

2. Cahir Healy (Laois)
Did an excellent man marking job on Bernard Brogan which saw the dubs star man substituted in the second half.

3. Neil McGee (Donegal)
Imperious in the air. Probably the best number three in the country, he is vital to Donegal’s chances of landing Sam Maguire.

4. Keith Higgins (Mayo)
Solid defensively and when on the ball used his pace to great effect to set up several attacks.

5. Paidi Kissane (Cork)
Possesses the ability to play in any position and always looks very comfortable and composed when in possession. Kicked some trademark points again today.

6. John O’ Loughlin (Laois)
Has really come in to his own since returning to his best position at centre back. Carried the fight to Dublin at every opportunity.

7. Karl Lacey (Donegal)
One of the top attacking half backs in the game. Always composed in possession and capped a great display with the insurance point at the end.

8. Aidan O’ Shea (Mayo)
Made a huge difference on his return after injury. Got his hands on a lot of possession and used it very well.

9. Aidan Walsh (Cork)
Now one of the top midfielders around and amazingly still only twenty two years of age. Regularly opened up the Kildare defence with his powerful running.

10. Mark McHugh (Donegal)
An amazing athlete. Plays his role to perfection, sweeping up loose balls in defence and launching counter attacks.

11. John Doyle (Kildare)
Possibly his last game for Kildare. He stood out despite the fact that his team were second best for long periods.

12. Paul Flynn (Dublin)
The only Dublin forward that performed on the day. Covered a lot of ground and kicked two fine points.

13. Colm McFadden (Donegal)
Surely a shoe in for an all-star at this stage. By far Donegal’s most prolific forward this season and was immense again this afternoon.

14. Donncha O’ Connor (Cork)
As always took his chances with consummate ease. Very classy finisher.

15. Alan Dillon (Mayo)
Tormented the Down defence from start to finish. Can create and finish scores without ever looking rushed.

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