Last night’s game was a difficult one for both players and supporters. Out on the pitch we were bullied round the place while up in the stand the big home following was very subdued while repeated chants of Kerr-eee! Kerr-eee! Kerr-eee! rang out as it became clear that we were going to get nothing from this particular contest.
In such tough conditions a few players did well for us, chief amongst whom was Diarmuid O’Connor. Two years ago Diarmuid carried us on his then U21 back right through the spring but it’s been a while since he’s been our standout player in any game. He was last night and, with 24% of all votes cast, he’s also, by popular acclaim, our Man of the Match from last night’s game.
Diarmuid bagged 2-1 for us in last night’s match and, in case you weren’t there and haven’t seen it yet, here’s his second one, which he notched from the penalty spot:
Well done to Diarmuid on the award and well done too to David Clarke, Paddy Durcan, Jason Doherty, Aidan O’Shea and Eoin O’Donoghue, all of whom battled manfully last night and who featured prominently in the voting – details below.
By the way, I mistakingly set up this particular poll on a one-player-one-vote basis, rather than the vote-for-your-top-three-performers format. It was only later on last night that I noticed this, by which time voting was well underway. I’ve no idea if this affected the outcome – along with Derek O’Mahoney’s take on refereeing I guess it’ll remain one of the mysteries from last night’s match.