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26th Sep 2022

GAA JOE Team of the weekend

Niall McIntyre

The GAA JOE Team of the weekend.

1 Cian Broderick (Clarecastle)

The Clare under-20 keeper made some point blank saves to help his club win their relegation play-off. Many are tipping him as the next Clare goalkeeper.

2 Cathal Bennett (Portarlington)

What a brilliant player. Bennett is small in stature but big in heart.

3 James McPadden (Rhode)

Talk about marking tight. Poor Cormac Egan didn’t get so much as an inch of space and McPadden even managed a point in his own as a final nail in the coffin.

4 Chris O’Donoghue (East Kerry)

The combination side drew with Dingle, and O’Donoghue was brilliant in defence, and in attack where he hit 0-2 from play.

5 Padraig O’Hora (Ballina Stephenites)

The man-marker supremo showed his attacking nous at the weekend, raiding forward for a goal against Aghamore.

6 Podge Campion (Drom and Inch)

When Drom and Inch were beginning to falter against Loughmore-Castleiney, Campion stepped up with three huge second half points from play.

7 Cathal McCabe (Maynooth)

Maynooth were always going to be up against it in the Kildare SHC final against Naas, but McCabe stood tall. He was very effective in his sweeping role and hit 0-2 from play.

8 Matty Ruane (Breaffy)

Hit four fine points from play against Belmullet, to maintain Breaffy’s winning streak in Mayo.

9 Brian McLoughlin (Clane)

Inspired his club to their first county final since 1998, with 0-4 from midfield.

10 Robbie O’Flynn (Érins Own)

The Cork speedster lost nothing in defeat in the Cork SHC semi-final, hitting seven brilliant points from play.

11 Shane O’Donnell (Éire Óg)

Inagh-Kilnamona could have had 14 men on him and they still wouldn’t have stopped him. 1-9 from play.

12 Paul Broderick (Tinryland)

Came on at half-time in the Carlow SFC semi-final…scored 1-3 in a low-scoring game.

13 Mark Rodgers (Scarriff)

4-12 in relegation final. Next.

14 Andy Gaffney (Dicksboro)

The stand-out player in the Kilkenny quarter finals this weekend, hitting 1-13, 1-5 from play in his club’s win over Mullinavat.

15 Adam Loughran (Aghagallon)

Scored a late great goal to help his club qualify for the Antrim SFC final.