Right, you’ve had your say and you’ve delivered a decisive enough result. Voting is now closed on the poll for our Player of the League for 2018 and the winner, with 40% of the votes cast, is Eoin O’Donoghue. Very well done to him.
The young Belmullet defender certainly grabbed the bull by the horns in this year’s NFL campaign. Handed his first full competitive debut in the opening round up in Clones, he put in an assured display that day against Monaghan, tackling hard at the back and getting involved in the action up the field. He capped his display in that game with a second half point, which, on a day of very fine margins, contributed to our getting over the line by just a single score.
He was also on the scoresheet in Round 7 against Donegal. As we hunted frantically for the late, late scores we needed to retain our Division One status for next year, Eoin was coolness personified when he surged forward up the right flank and shot over from distance.
Eoin was one of a handful of players who were ever-present for us in this year’s League campaign – so too were Aidan O’Shea and Kevin McLoughlin, who came second and third respectively in the poll – and he now looks set to make his championship debut for the county this summer. More power to him.
Here’s how the voting finished up.