GAA team of the weekend 8 months ago

GAA team of the weekend

Ballyhale are unstoppable, Monaghan hurling is rising, Kerry are back.

Here's the team of the weekend.

1 Niall Morgan (Tyrone)

For the second week in a row, say no more.

2 David Sherry (St Thomas)

Came up with a Roy of the Rovers moment to win it for the Galway club, but that only came after a fine performance in the corner.

3 Jack Sherwood (Kerry)

Guarded the house with bite and guile and even got forward for a wonder score.

4 Kate Fitzgibbon (Dublin ladies)

Was reliable in defence in the Dublin ladies' big win over Tipperary in Ardfinnan.

5 Tom O'Sullivan (Kerry)

Confident going forward against Dublin and always made good decisions in possession.

6 Gearóid McInerney (Oranmore-Maree, Galway)

Stormed into the game in the second half to keep Charleville at bay.

7 Johnny Heaney (Galway)

Finished the match-winning goal calmly and was both threatening and solid for Galway in Inniskeen.

8 Stephen O'Brien (Tipperary)

A power-packed performance in the middle of the field, the Ballina club man scored 1-1 but was also dominant in the air and powerful in possession for the Premier.

9 Paddy Mullen (Ballyhale Shamrocks, Kilkenny)

A bolt from the blue in the Ballyhale line-up, the powerful left hander slotted in seamlessly. Hit three fine points and dominated the Thurles field all Saturday long.

10 Beth Carton (UL, Waterford)

The rising Waterford star sealed her third consecutive Ashbourne Cup win with a player-of-the-match performance in the final.

11 Liam Carey (Beaufort, Kerry)

1-5 from play in an All-Ireland final. Serious shooting from the former Kerry star.

12 Niall Burke (Oranmore-Maree, Galway)

Stood up when it mattered in the All-Ireland intermediate final. Ended his day with 1-11 on a famous evening for the Galway club.

13 Eoin Cody (Ballyhale Shamrocks, Kilkenny)

He's still in St Kieran's College, with a Leinster schools semi-final this Wednesday but Eoin Cody was the difference between the big boys as Ballyhale won the battle of the Ballys.

1-4 from play. Balance, accuracy, speed, class.

14 Kevin McCarthy (Kilcummin, Kerry)

3-7 from play. Get out of here.

15 Fergal Rafter (Castleblayney, Monaghan)

The men of Monaghan may have come up just short but they impressed and will have inspired some amount of hurling people. Rafter was exceptional on the top of the right.