The Divisional finals in this year’s National Football League are on this weekend but our 2017 spring campaign ended with that rumbustious tie against Donegal at MacHale Park last Sunday. Since then, a number of you have put forward the idea of doing a poll on our Player of the League and, sure, I’m all for democracy so here it is.
I mentioned earlier on that I’d drawn up a shortlist for this poll. This was done all nice and scientifically, using the votes cast in the Man of the Match polls conducted after each of our seven League matches.
The shortlist derived from the numbers comprises (in alphabetical order) Fergal Boland, David Clarke, Paddy Durcan, Cillian O’Connor and Tom Parsons. All of this quintet played significant parts in this year’s League campaign, with all of them – bar Tom – lining out from the start in all seven games.
David Clarke is, of course, the odds-on favourite to scoop the prize. Why shouldn’t he be? He was voted our MOTM here on the site in three out of our first four League games and he featured prominently in all of the polls. Tom, meanwhile, was voted MOTM in the Round 6 game against Tyrone. Although the other three nominees didn’t top the poll in the votes conducted for the other matches (Andy Moran, Danny Kirby and Aidan O’Shea won those), they did all poll consistently well over the seven games.
Right, that’s enough of a preamble to the vote – have at it. I’ll leave the poll up for a few days and then post the result afterwards.
Who was our Player of the League for 2017?
- David Clarke (64%, 632 Votes)
- Tom Parsons (16%, 163 Votes)
- Fergal Boland (10%, 102 Votes)
- Paddy Durcan (6%, 58 Votes)
- Cillian O'Connor (3%, 34 Votes)
Total Voters: 989