GAA JOE Team of the weekend
It's peak county final season, and there were super Sundays in Longford, Kildare and Westmeath in particular.
1 Jonathan Treacy (Na Fianna hurlers)
Played like a quarter-back for Niall Ó Ceallacháin's team and, having picked Cuala apart all day, he even scored a goal from play.
A goal from the guts of 100 yards. Take a bow Jono Treacypic.twitter.com/pETPYemYfR
— GAA JOE (@GAA__JOE) October 9, 2022
2 Billy Mannion (Mountbellew-Moylough footballers)
Mountbellew-Moylough have now knocked Corofin out of the Galway SFC for three years on the trot, and Mannion was a key man in their latest win.
3 Conor McHugh (Na Fianna hurlers)
McHugh is better known as a forward, who plays for the Dublin footballers, but he cleaned up for the Na Fianna hurlers against Cuala and now has two county finals to look forward to.
4 Mark Grogan (Kilmacud Crokes hurlers)
Was hardly beaten to a ball and showed great composure in possession, during Kilmacud's comprehensive Dublin SHC defeat of Ballyboden St Enda's.
5 Paddy McDermott (Naas footballers)
Sealed the two-in-a-row for Naas with a late goal that capped off a brilliant display.
6 Tom O'Sullivan (Dingle footballers)
Dingle made light work of the kingpins Dr Crokes in the Kerry quarter final, and O'Sullivan orchestrated the whole thing with four from play from centre back.
7 Ruairi Harkin (Colmcille footballers)
Scored a last minute penalty to win the Longford senior football final.
8 David Reidy (Éire Óg Ennis hurlers)
Came into his own in extra-time as Éire Óg's finally stretched away from Sixmilebridge. Scored 1-10. When the going got tough, the tough got going.
9 Adam Ryan (Portarlington footballers)
Ryan announced in his TG4 man-of-the-match interview that, seeing as he's moving to Sligo, this will be his last ever game for his club. He'll surely be convinced to hang on for their Leinster campaign but either way, this was not a bad way to bow out.
10 Luke Loughlin (The Downs footballers)
The elusive Loughlin got over the disappointment of losing last weekend's hurling final with Clonkill by inspiring the Downs to their first Westmeath SFC in 17 years.
11 Donie Smith (Boyle footballers)
What a player. Kicked 1-6, some huge scores among them, to help Boyle to their first final since 1927.
— GAA JOE (@GAA__JOE) October 10, 2022
12 Jerome Cahill (Kilruane McDonaghs hurlers)
Cahill has it all, and with a 1-4 tally against Upperchurch-Drombane, inspired Kilruane to their first Tipperary senior hurling final in 36 years. Liam Cahill will be doing everything he can to get this man in next year.
13 Paul Geaney (Dingle footballers)
Scored five from play and had a hand in everything for the Gaeltacht men.
14 Darragh Canavan (Errigal Ciaran footballers)
The two Canavans were on fire, but Darragh was the main man, kicking 0-6 in their semi-final win over Dungannon Clarkes.
15 Barry McHugh (Mountbellew-Moylough footballers)
Hit ten points, and Corofin just couldn’t get close to him.