HS football team of the week
17 July 2017
Down and Tyrone fans throng the streets of Clones before their side's Ulster SFC final clash at St Tiernach's Park.
Five Dublin players make the cut in our team of the week while Ulster champions Tyrone have three representatives...
1. Stephen Cluxton (Dublin)
The Dublin captain marked his record equalling 88th championship appearance with a point blank save to deny Daniel Flynn early in the second-half.
2. Gary Kelly (Carlow)
The curtain came down on the Barrowsiders' memorable championship campaign but Kelly and his team-mates won many admirers with their gutsy performance against Monaghan.
3. Ronan McNamee (Tyrone)
Down's semi-final hero Connaire Harrison won't recall being marked by McNamee with any great fondness.
4. Drew Wylie (Monaghan)
It was too close for comfort for long spells for Wylie and Monaghan in Netwatch Cullen Park on Saturday evening.
5. James McCarthy (Dublin)
The Dublin number five lined out at midfield and took his goal with aplomb to send the Sky Blues on the road to a history making Delaney Cup seven in-a-row.
6. Padraig Hampsey (Tyrone)
The Coalisland clubman continued where he left off against Donegal when kicking three points in the eight point success over the Mourne men.
7. Caolan Mooney (Down)
No finger of blame for Down's defeat can be pointed in the direction of Mooney who hit three points against Tyrone.
8. Kevin Feely (Kildare)
Kildare were second best to Dublin in practically every department with the exception of midfield where Feely gave as good as he got.
9. Niall Grimley (Armagh)
The midfielder's performances have been central to the Orchard County's progress through the back door and Kieran McGeeney will be hoping for more of the same against Kildare.
10. Kieran Hughes (Monaghan)
The Scotstown clubman put his shoulder to the wheel and pick-pocketed Carlow to the tune of three points.
11. Ciaran Kilkenny (Dublin)
Raised two white flags and, as per usual, got through an enormous amount of work which included a defence splitting pass for Dean O'Rock's opening goal.
12. Con O'Callaghan (Dublin)
The new kid on the block delivered on his underage promise with a jaw dropping 12 point contribution to his team's success.
13. Paddy Brophy (Kildare)
Despite a nine point loss, Brophy and the Lilywhites will take some encouragement from their Leinster final showing.
14. Bernard Brogan (Dublin)
Disappointed not to make the starting 15, the former 'Footballer of the Year' took his frustration out on the Lilywhites with a five point return following his 25th minute introduction.
15. Mattie Donnelly (Tyrone)
The energetic Donnelly, who found the target with three points, is a vital cog in the well-oiled Red Hand machine.