HS football team of the week

January 08, 2018

Wexford fans watch their team warm-up before the O'Byrne Cup clash against Dublin at St Patrick's Park, Enniscorthy.
©INPHO/Bryan Keane.

Teams up and down the country are blowing away the cobwebs in advance of the Allianz football leagues. Check out our football team of the week…

1. David Gallagher (Meath)

The 1999 All-Ireland medalist kept a clean sheet on his return to the Meath jersey against Wicklow.

2. Eamon McHugh (Fermanagh)

The Ernesiders corner-back picked up the 'man-of-the-match' award following their minimum margin victory over Queen's.

3. Luke Moran (Meath)

The young full-back can be satisfied with a strong debut performance in the green and gold jersey.

4. Padraig McCormack (Longford)

McCormack and the Midlanders booked an O'Byrne Cup semi-final date with the Royals courtesy of their four-point win over Kildare.

5. James Dolan (Westmeath)

The Lake County will renew acquaintances with neighbours Offaly in the last four of the O'Byrne Cup.

6. Patrick McBride (Antrim)

McBride caught the eye in the Saffrons' 4-10 to 2-14 victory over visitors Cavan at Woodlands.

7. Kieran McGeary (Tyrone)

The Dr McKenna Cup holders were pushed all the way by St Mary's in Coalisland.

8. Emmet O Conghaile (Dublin)

Dublin relinquished their grip on the O'Byrne Cup silverware but O Conghaile impressed in their loss to Wexford.

9. Oisin O'Neill (St Mary's)

The Armagh youngster caused plenty of headaches for Tyrone and sent over five points (four from play).

10. Conor Murray (Antrim)

Murray top scored against Cavan with 2-3 while his brother Ryan also chipped in with a goal.

11. Barry O'Connor (Wexford)

The Model County's league preparations received a big boost with the win over Dublin and O'Connor kicked the winning score.

12. Peter Harte (Tyrone)

Harte's participation against St Mary's came to a premature end after he picked up a black card but not before he had raised four white flags.

13. Callum McCormack (Westmeath)

McCormack led the Laois defence a merry dance in Stradbally and finished with and eye-catching 3-4 to his name.

14. Stephen Sherlock (Cork)

The Rebels inflicted a 17-point defeat on Waterford and Sherlock took the scoring honours with 0-7 (five from play).

15. Robbie Smyth (Longford)

The talented forward pick-pocketed Kildare to the tune of 1-4 in Glennon Bros Pearse Park.

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