HS football team of the week

February 19, 2018

Monaghan and Kerry fans await the start of their side's Allianz FL clash at Grattan Park, Inniskeen.
©INPHO/Tommy Dickson.

Monaghan, Cavan, Derry and Fermanagh enjoyed league wins over the weekend while Donegal and Roscommon both got their hands on silverware...

1. Rory Beggan (Monaghan)

Beggan got his kick-out strategy spot on against the Kingdom and denied Paul Geaney with a fine second-half save.

2. Colin Walshe (Monaghan)

The former All-Star was an assured presence in defence as Monaghan recorded a third win in four years over Kerry.

3. Kevin Johnston (Derry)

Johnston and his fellow Oak Leaf defenders came out on the right side of their tussle with the Offaly forward division.

4. Ronan Shanahan (Kerry)

The determined display of the corner-back was a big positive from Kerry's point of view in Inniskeen.

5. Barry Mulrone (Fermanagh)

Mulrone and half-back line colleague Declan McCusker found the target with 0-3 each against Sligo.

6. Ciaran Brady (Cavan)

For the second game running, the Breffni County's number six hit the back of the opposition's net.

7. Brian O Beaglaioch (Kerry)

Like Shanahan, O Beaglaioch couldn't be faulted for effort in their two-point defeat to Monaghan.

8. Darren Hughes (Monaghan)

The midfielder was one of eight Monaghan players that made the scoresheet against Kerry.

9. Emmett Bradley (Derry)

Bradley roamed forward to pick-pocket the Faithful County to the tune of 1-5 as Damian McErlain's charges opened their Division 3 account.

10. Dara McVeety (Cavan)

The Cavan captain covered practically every blade of the Kingspan Breffni Park pitch as he linked defence with attack.

11. Conor Moynagh (Cavan)

Moynagh also got through an enormous amount of work for Mattie McGleenan's side and the highlight was a 27th minute goal.

12. Odhran MacNiallais (Donegal)

MacNiallais' return to the Donegal jersey is a big plus this year as he, once again, showed his class in the Dr McKenna Cup final success over Tyrone.

13. Caoimhin O'Reilly (Cavan)

The Cavan full-forward line led the Meath defence a merry dance and O'Reilly chipped in with three points along with Niall Clerkin.

14. Cathal Cregg (Roscommon)

Cregg did his chances of securing a starting spot against Louth next weekend no harm at all with an impressive showing in the FBD League final against Galway.

15. Conor McManus (Monaghan)

Monaghan's talisman dispatched the controversial penalty with aplomb and also chipped in with three points.


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