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3 players who caught our eye against Galway


Mike Finnerty

Ryan O’Donoghue

THE 25 year-old stole the headlines with his superbly-struck equaliser in the sixth minute of added time, but he also led the line brilliantly from the first whistle.
O’Donoghue shot six points (including four frees) against Galway and his movement, pace, close control and willingness to take on defenders made him a real handful.
He had a great tussle with All Star full-back, Seán Kelly, all through and each of them gave as good as they got for almost 80 minutes.
In the absence of Tommy Conroy and Cillian O’Connor (who was only on the field for the last 13 minutes), it was O’Donoghue who showed in front, linked the play, won frees and was always looking to make something happen.
His six scores last Saturday brought his career tally to 5-96 in 34 matches.

Bob Tuohy
Castlebar Mitchels

LESS than a year ago he was lining out with the St Gerald’s College, Castlebar senior footballers. Now he’s a fully-fledged senior inter-county player after making his league debut against Galway.
The 19 year-old certainly didn’t look out of place and justified Kevin McStay’s faith in him with a hard-working and assured display in the half-forward line.
Tuohy’s pedigree as an athlete was also plain to be seen as he covered a huge amount of ground and had no issue with tracking back and getting forward all through his shift.
He capped a fine debut with a lovely point in the second half.
Remember the name.

Jordan Flynn

THE Deel Rovers dynamo began his fourth National League campaign like a man on a mission.
Flynn’s insatiable appetite for hard work and lack of concern for his own personal safety when the going got tough were just two of the reasons he stood out.
His midfield powerhouse skills-set were utilised from wing-forward and he handled a huge amount of ball while also chipping in with his customary point.
A regular under James Horan last year, and a huge loss when he missed the championship defeat to Galway due to injury, Flynn looks to have a big part to play Kevin McStay’s masterplan this season.
For the record, the 25 year-old has now scored 2-17 in his 34 appearances.


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