GAA team of the weekend 11 months ago

GAA team of the weekend

Another weekend down.

There were some big football and hurling games at the weekend and there were some brilliant camogie ones.

Here's the SportsJOE team of the weekend.

1 Patrick Rogers (St Columba's Mullinlaghta)

The Longford champs are one game away from their first ever Leinster final. Veteran Rogers has been brilliant for them for a while now and he kept another clean sheet on Sunday in their surprise win over Rhode.

2 Cathal Silke (Corofin Galway)

Athletic, skilful and cute. Uses that athleticism to get forward. Plays the game the Corofin way. Never gave Clann na nGael forwards a sniff of leather.

3 Paddy Burke (Cushendall, Antrim)

A rock in the full back line, the sticky and skilful defender ghosted up the field for a few shots on goal too. His point was a beautiful effort from out near the sideline in Ruairí Óg's Ulster final win.

4 Chris Finn (Portlaoise, Laois)

A pacy corner back, Finn likes to play the game on the front foot. He gets out in front of his man and he's very comfortable on the ball when he gets it. Didn't give Moorefield attackers any change.

5 Kieran Molloy (Corofin, Galway)

The policy in Corofin seems to be that whenever you give a pass, you must absolutely level it after that pass in support.

Their dashing wing back Molloy is an embodiment of that in everything he does.

6 Gavin White (Dr Crokes)

Bombs forward with poise and with purpose every day and he defended very well, not that it was needed much, against Finbarr's on Sunday.

7 Gertie Dowd (Four Roads, Roscommon)

Hurled the field from the half back line as Four Roads made it to the All-Ireland junior camogie final with a comprehensive semi-final victory over Crosserlough.

8 Aileen Sheehan (Inniscarra)

The experienced Sheehan was instrumental in Inniscarra's Munster senior camogie final win over Clare's Inagh-Kilnamona.

9 Neil McManus (Cushendall)

Nailed frees and picked off a booming long-ranger from open play. Cushendall's main man led them to Ulster glory.

10 Sean Kenny (Tooreen)

7/4 underdogs Tooreen showed that they won't be letting their Connacht Intermediate title go without a fight. They're back to another decieder after beating St Gabriel's in London and Sean Kenny was their main man, chipping in with two big points from play with the game in the home stretch.

11 Jason Leonard (Corofin)

Scored 2-6, 2-2 from open play.


12 Darragh Canavan (Errigal Ciaran)

Unburdened by the pressure that comes with being his father's son, Darragh is making a name for himself up in Tyrone. He kicked five, four from play in the Tyrone Division One League final as Errigal Ciaran defeated Omagh St Enda's 0-14 0-11.

13 David Shaw (Dr Crokes, Kerry)

This lad is keeping none other than Colm Cooper out of the team.

At first we wondered what Dr Crokes were playing at, now David Shaw is justifying his club and he's making us all wonder how he's not on the Kerry team.

1-4 at the weekend. Some talent.

14 Paul Mannion (Kilmacud Crokes)

Kicked 2-6, despite a hamstring nagging away at him. If he can stay fit, they'll be hard stopped.

15 Paul Cahillane (Portlaoise, Laois)

The former Republic of Ireland and Celtic soccer player delivers the goods for the footballers of Portlaoise these days. They were the better team in the Leinster quarter final against Moorefield and he was the go-to man to convert their chances. Kicked 0-7, four of them from open play.