Photo: Irish Examiner
The votes are in on our final Man of the Match poll for 2014 and, by a wide margin, the winner of this one is Keith Higgins. If there were many dispassionate neutral supporters in the Gaelic Grounds yesterday evening I’m sure that they found Keith’s tussle with Kerry danger man James O’Donoghue to be utterly compelling. We simply wanted our man to win every dogfight that took place between the two of them and, even though O’Donoghue ended up with 2-6 to his name, only four points of that came from open play.
Keith wins the MOTM award with 44% of the vote, with Cillian O’Connor – another standout performer on the night – coming in second with 27% of the vote, while there was also support for Aidan O’Shea (7%), Andy Moran (5%) and Jason Doherty (4%). All of them made very significant contributions to last night’s heartbreaking finale to our 2014 season but so too did all the other lads who featured for us down in the Gaelic Grounds. Warriors all.