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3 Mayo players who caught our eye


Mike Finnerty

Padraig O’Hora
ON Saturday night the Ballina Stephenites defender picked up his first Club Stars award.
On Sunday afternoon he lined out for Mayo and brought the same tenacity and competitiveness that we saw so many times in the club championship last season.
James Horan started O’Hora at wing-back and he put in a good shift there; but in the second half he was moved back to try and put the shackles on Galway’s Adrian Varley.
He got touch-tight, competed hard for every ball, and generally just got stuck in.
He couldn’t have done much more on his first day out.

Bryan Walsh
HE may be one of Ballintubber’s most unassuming and unsung forwards, but Walsh is also one of their most highly-regarded inside the West Mayo club’s circle.
Last Sunday the young half-forward took his first opportunity to impress on the senior stage with both hands as he turned in an assured and extremely confident display.
Walsh handled a lot of ball, sprayed plenty of passes to his colleagues closer to goal, and popped over three well-taken points from play.
With Jason Doherty sidelined for the foreseeable future due to his knee injury, Walsh could get a chance to play himself into the squad.

Jordan Flynn
LAST Sunday represented a significant milestone for the young Crossmolina forward as he made his first senior start for Mayo in two years.
The powerfully-built number 12 can feel satisfied with his day’s work as he got around the field, carried plenty of ball, linked play, gave Rob Hennelly an extra option for kick-outs and landed two fine points from play.
Flynn was also name-checked by James Horan afterwards as being one of the new players who had acquitted themselves well on their first big audition.

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