THE FINAL ROUND of the Super 8s took place at the weekend as did the All-Ireland hurling semi-final replay between Galway and Clare.
There were some standout performances across the board as Galway advanced to the hurling decider, while Dublin, Monaghan, Kerry and Tyrone enjoyed victories in football.
Joe Canning took the top honour following Galway’s narrow All-Ireland SHC semi-final replay success against Clare. He posted eight points from wing-f0rward, including four frees and a stunning sideline cut to help Galway to a 1-17 to 2-13 win.
Joe Canning of @Galway_GAA is the Bord Gáis Energy Man of the Match! pic.twitter.com/rkVf3r1zby
— Sky Sports GAA (@SkySportsGAA) August 5, 2018
David Clifford landed 2-6 and man-of-the-match honours after their 3-25 to 2-16 win against Kildare in the Super 8s.
The 19-year-old’s big contribution wasn’t enough to prevent Kerry from crashing out in the All-Ireland SFC quarter-final series, while defender Dermot Malone scooped the award as Monaghan beat Galway by 0-16 to 0-8 to make it through at the Kingdom’s expense.
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Eoghan O’Gara took advantage of a rare Dublin start by posting 2-2 as they beat Roscommon by 4-24 to 2-16. O’Gara was named man-of-the-match, as was Mattie Donnelly following Tyrone’s impressive win over Donegal.
Congratulations to Eoghan O’Gara @DubGAAOfficial who was the @eirGAA Man of the Match from the All-Ireland SFC Semi-Final Phase 3 clash against Roscommon. pic.twitter.com/j3Bjy6RYC1
— The GAA (@officialgaa) August 6, 2018
Donnelly clipped over two points for Mickey Harte’s side and was a driving force in the middle third during the 2-17 to 1-13 win over Donegal.
Colm Cavanagh and Padraig Hampsey were also nominated on the Sunday Game last night, but Donnelly got the nod.
There could be trouble in the Cavanagh household as Tyrone’s Mattie Donnelly scoops the man of the match award against Donegal #SundayGame pic.twitter.com/nINlpZGRe0
— The Sunday Game (@TheSundayGame) August 5, 2018
So do you agree with the man-of-the-match winners from the encounters on Saturday and Sunday? Let us know below.
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