GAA team of the weekend 1 year ago

GAA team of the weekend

Mayo are back, Limerick are here to stay, Leitrim are rising and the Donegal ladies are on fire.

Here's your GAA team of the weekend.

1 Niall Morgan (Tyrone)

Tyrone were poor, but for this alone their keeper deserves a spot.

2 Jack Browne (Clare)

Fast becoming one of the most consistent defenders in hurling. Quick, mean and a great man to win and clear a ball.

3 Paddy Maguire (Leitrim)

Pace, power and skill. Maguire has it all and he's Leitrim's main man in defence. Played a crucial role in their defeat of Wicklow, scoring a fine point from play and keeping the Garden County out for most of it.

4 Richie English (Limerick)

The Limerick defenders didn't give the Tipperary forwards much change at the Gaelic Grounds and English was typically sharp and aggressive in the last line.

5 Keith Higgins (Mayo)

He lines out at corner back but the Ballyhaunis man polices every patch of the Mayo back line with such authority and bite.

Bombed forward for a goal too. Mayo are back.

6 Paudie Foley (Wexford)

Despite the fact that he was playing in a pitch that resembled a paddock that had been invaded by a herd of 150 cows, Foley's touch was good and his distribution was perfect.

7 Diarmuid Byrnes (Limerick)

The Limerick half back is as good under a high ball as the best of them and he strikes the ball with more venom and power than the rest of them.

Dominated Tipperary.

8 Amy O'Connor (Cork)

The lively forward hit two goals in the first eight minutes and that was enough to see the Cork camógs over Waterford at the Cork camogie grounds.

9 Colm Galvin (Clare)

Hurled more ball against Kilkenny than most hurlers would in a year of hurling. Hit some beautiful long range points, set up the goal.

Industrious and class. One of the best midfielders around.

10 Marty Kavanagh (Carlow)

Carlow's hero on a big day for the county's hurlers. Nailed a number of pressure frees from all angles in Cullen Park including a last minute leveller with the pressure at boiling point.

11 Killian Doyle (Westmeath)

Scored a number of crucial points in Westmeath's Division Two defeat of Kerry, including the winner.

12 Fionn McDonagh (Mayo)

Mayo have found the forward they need.

Speed, poise and a lovely left leg - he cut Tyrone apart and he looks the real deal.

13 Karen Guthrie (Donegal)

The Donegal captain led by example with 1-4 in an outstanding display as the women from the hills sealed a famous win against Dublin in their own back yard.

14 Cormac Costello (Dublin)

Was poor the weekend previous against Monaghan but made a statement in Croke Park on Saturday evening. Kicked five of the finest from open play and his movement was too much for Galway.

15 Donal Burke (Dublin)

The sharpshooting Na Fianna forward hit six gorgeous points from play in their defeat of Offaly. A crisp striker of the ball, he's a really top class forward.