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Ulster Team of the Week

FOUR-MIDABLE: Donegal's Oisin Gallen helped himself to four points against Kidlare Picture Margaret McLaughlin
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Ulster Team of the Week

1. Shaun Patton (Donegal)

HAD had little to do against Kildare but still caught the eye. Judged his kick-outs well both with and against the wind and made a super late save to deny Chris Healy.

2. Eoghan Ban Gallagher (Donegal)

DEFENDED with real authority in Donegal's easy win over Kildare with his runs forward also causing real bother for the Lilywhites.

3. Brendan McCole (Donegal)

PADDY Brophy has been a key attacker for Kildare but he got little change out of Brendan McCole on a day when everything went right for the home side.

4. Patrick Gallagher (Antrim)

PART of a solid full-back line that really got to grips with Limerick in the second half, and that allowed them to come back to claim two more points.

5. Darren O'Hagan (Down)

O'HAGAN did all he could to get Down over the line against Louth but it was a disappointing finish for the Clonduff man who excelled throughout the League.

6. Kieran McGeary (Tyrone)

SHANE Walsh had been running riot for Galway but Mickey Harte moved McGeary onto him in the second half and the Pomeroy man closed him down completely.

7. Michael Cassidy (Tyrone)

THE Ardboe man had one of his best outings in a Tyrone jersey as he produced a great all-round display against Galway, including a monster point from under the stand.

8. Ryan Jones (Fermanagh)

IT was a frustrating afternoon for Fermanagh against Meath, especially in front of the posts, but Ryan Jones did contribute three points from play.

9. Ryan Dougan (Derry)

DERRY enjoyed a pressure free day against Wexford and with both defences seemingly on leave, Dougan got up the field to grab 1-1 from play.

10. Jack McCarron (Monaghan)

JACK McCarron gave everything he could as Monaghan lost to Mayo. He racked up seven points with six of those coming from play in what was his best performance of the League.

11. Mattie Donnelly (Tyrone)

THE Trillick man is in really good form and his confidence was evident when he took the ball around Galway goalkeeper Rory Lavelle and slotted home off the deck from 30-odd yards.

12. Ryan Murray (Antrim)

MURRAY finished with 1-4 to his name, 1-2 from play, as Antrim took control in the second half to defeat Limerick in Newcastlewest.

13. Oisin Gallen (Donegal)

WHAT a day for the youngster as he outshone some well-known names to lead the Donegal attack. He scored four points from play in an excellent showing.

14. Cathal McShane (Tyrone)

CATHAL McShane has had a fantastic finish to the League and he once again led the line against Galway winning the crucial penalty and ending the game with four points.

15. Martin Reilly (Cavan)

REILLY was Cavan's bright spark in their six-point defeat to Dublin as he contributed 1-3 from play over the 70 minutes.

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