Shane Stapleton rates the Mayo players out of ten after their All-Ireland final defeat to Dublin.
Shane Stapleton rates the Mayo players out of ten after their All-Ireland final defeat to Dublin at Croke Park.
David Clarke — 7
Mayo retained 18 of their 22 kickouts, though a few went awry in the second half. Clarke could do nothing about either goal.
Chris Barrett — 8
Marhsalled Dean Rock well.
Oisin Mullin — 7
Mullin will take plenty of positives from this game. Won three kickouts in the first half and knocked over a point.
Lee Keegan — 8
When Mayo were lacking penetration in the first half, Keegan took it upon himself to get involved and ran through Dublin a few times. The huge hit from Michael FItzsimons may have taken a toll, but Keegan played well overall.
Paddy Durcan — 6
Was stationed close to his own goal in the first half and had to be withdrawn at half time. A fully-fit Durcan in flying form would have been a huge addition to Mayo.
Stephen Coen — 5
Didn’t make a huge impact on the game and struggled when full-back on Ciaran Kilkenny in the second half.
Eoghan McLaughlin — 5
Didn’t make a big impact.
Conor Loftus — 6
Fisted over a nice point and did some decent things, but rather subdued.
Matthew Ruane — 7
Showed good drive and appetite for work.
Kevin McLoughlin — 7
Hit some lovely kick passes in the first half that allowed Cillian O’Connor to claim marks. Quieter after the break.
Ryan O’Donoghue — 6
Scored two good points but was turned over a couple of times.
Diarmuid O’Connor — 7
A workhorse performance.
Tommy Conroy — 5
Taken off in the second half after failing to spark.
Aidan O’Shea — 5
Very quiet day at the office overall, but did win some converted frees.
Cillian O’Connor — 7
Hit two from play, converted a couple of marks, and worked hard.
Michael Plunkett for Durcan (ht) — 6
Came in and played his part.
James Carr for Conroy (50) — 5
Didn’t happen for the Ardagh man.
Darren Coen for O’Donoghue (58) — 5
Had a couple of poor attempts but did raise one white flag.
J Flynn for Loftus (62) — 5
J Durcan for McLaughlin (71) — NR
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