GAA Football

Tyrone to the four in team of the week after Cavan win

Mayobridge's Cory Quinn came off the bench to score two goals in Down's win over Offaly on Saturday night. Picture by Mark Marlow
Neil Loughran

Thomas Treacy (Fermanagh)

Was confident under the high ball when Clare opted for the more direct option, and made a smart save to deny Sean O’Donoghue at the death.

Darren O’Hagan (Down)

His pace from corner or wing-back remains one of Down’s greatest assets, particularly as they set out to pick teams off on the break. His raiding runs troubled Offaly all night.

Padraig Hampsey (Tyrone)

Conor McManus had occasional moments of joy early on against Hampsey last week, but the Coalisland man was back to his imperious best on Saturday night as he snuffed out the threat of Conor Madden.

Hugh Pat McGeary (Tyrone)

Gave Niall Clerkin very little to work off in Omagh, and also demonstrated the attacking threat he poses by picking off two scores.

Ultan Kelm (Fermanagh)

Has boundless energy and got through a mountain of work against Clare. Mopped up any loose ball going and was a constant thorn in the Banner’s side. A clever pass set up a first half goal chance for Kevin McDonnell.

Colm Flanagan (Down)

An assured performance from the Castlewellan man. Always seemed to be in the right place at the right time, and used the ball well.

Eoghan ‘Ban’ Gallagher (Donegal)

Gallagher’s pace is such a weapon for Donegal, and he kept the Armagh defence on the back foot in Ballybofey on Saturday night,

Richie Donnelly (Tyrone)

Tyrone forced Cavan to kick long often and, when they did, Donnelly got his hands on everything, breaking ball and setting the Red Hands on the front foot.

Ciaran McFaul (Derry)

His return has been a huge boost for Derry, and his athleticism was evident once more. He and midfield partner Chrissy McKaigue were excellent as the Oak Leafers overpowered Limerick.

Leo McLoone (Donegal)

Operated more around half-back but more than deserving of a spot in this week’s line-up. Minded the house brilliantly, organised those around him and proved an oasis of calm in the centre of the storm

Cory Quinn (Down)

Brought off the bench 25 minutes into Down’s clash with Offaly, the Mayobridge ace settled into the game immediately and his two second half goals put the Mournemen well in the ascendancy.

Ryan Lyons (Fermanagh)

Missed a goal chance but contributed so much all afternoon. Always a willing runner as the Ernemen break from deep, he capped an impressive performance with a class point late in the second.

Donal O’Hare (Down)

Becoming something of a regular on the team of the week, O’Hare is oozing confidence at the minute and finished up against Offaly with six points, two from play.

Michael Murphy (Donegal)

Making his first appearance of the year, the Tir Chonaill captain came off the bench after 29 minutes and made a nuisance of himself on the edge of the square, scoring a game-winning 1-2.

Mattie Donnelly (Tyrone)

Donnelly’s directness and physical strength caused Conor Moynagh no end of problems. Of Tyrone’s first six points, three came frees won by the Trillick man while he also set up a first half goal chance for Kieran McGeary.

Eoghan 'Ban' Gallagher's pace caused problems for the Armagh rearguard at a windswept Ballybofey on Saturday night

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