HS football team of the week

January 29, 2018

Laois' Gary Walsh currently holds the lead in the 2018 Allianz Football League scoring charts.
©INPHO/James Crombie.

Check out who made the cut on our team of the week from the opening weekend of the 2018 Allianz football leagues...

1. Eoin Carberry (Westmeath)

Colin Kelly's Westmeath came away from Celtic Park with a valuable two points thanks to Carberry's injury-time penalty save from Enda Lynn.

2. Cian O'Dea (Clare)

O'Dea and his Banner County team-mates had to settle for a draw after Bryan Magee converted a late free for Cavan.

3. Conor McGill (Meath)

The full-back kept battling against Roscommon even when things weren't going his team's way and his efforts were rewarded with a point. 

4. Eoin O'Donoghue (Mayo)

"Eoin O'Donoghue in his first start had a fine, fine game" - high praise for the league debutant from his manager Stephen Rochford.

5. Paul Murphy (Kerry)

The Rathmore man was at his industrious best as the Kingdom made a winning start against Donegal.

6. Sean Mullooly (Roscommon)

The primrose and blues' number six roamed forward to find the back of the Meath net with a nicely executed finish.

7. Paddy Durcan (Mayo)

The attacking half-back sent over what proved to be the winning score for the Connacht outfit against Monaghan.

8. Brian Fenton (Dublin)

The Raheny midfielder was at his imperious best in Dublin's second-half demolition of Kildare on Saturday evening and finished with 1-3 to his name.

9.  John Heslin (Westmeath)

The Lake County's talisman sent over 1-7 (5 frees) in their three-point victory over the Oak Leafers.

10. Dara McVeety (Cavan)

Mattie McGleenan's Cavan outfit launched a second-half comeback in Ennis with their new captain leading by example.

11. Sean O'Shea (Kerry)

The 2016 All-Ireland winning minor captain announced his arrival on the senior inter-county scene with a return of 0-7 (4 frees) against Donegal.

12. Liam McGrath (Tipperary)

Tipperary will be a force to be reckoned with in Division 2 this year if McGrath, Michael Quinlivan and Conor Sweeney continue to produce the goods.

13. Paddy McBrearty (Donegal)

The ultra-reliable McBrearty contributed 0-10 (8 frees) to the Donegal cause but they were pipped by the Kingdom.

14. Connaire Harrison (Down)

The physically imposing full-forward was a constant thorn in the side of the Louth defence and bagged 1-3 for himself.

15. Damien Comer (Galway)

The Tribesmen got their Division 1 campaign off to the best possible start after their captain's goal on 16 seconds sent them on the road to victory against Tyrone.

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