DUBLIN PLAYER OF THE WEEKEND
It’s Wednesday night so it’s once again time to name the We Are Dublin,
Dublin Player Of The Weekend.
We say this every week but for our new followers over the past seven days who may not know what this is, it’s an award we give to the player we believe was the standout Dublin player from the previous weekends intercounty action.
Last weekend seen plenty of top quality action in men’s and ladies football and Camogie. The Ladies Minor footballers had an emphatic victory over Armagh on Saturday to qualify for the All Ireland Final.
The Dublin senior Camogie squad gave it their all also on Saturday as they went in search of a mammoth 26 point victory over Derry only to agonisingly come up short by 3 points. Their was also a good win for the U16A Camogie squad on Sunday.
But our winner this week comes from the men’s Leinster Final played on Sunday in Croke Park which seen the Dubs easily overcome Westmeath to win their sixth Leinster title in a row.
There were plenty of players who were up for consideration but we went for still the go to guy for Dublin in the forward line and the most lethal forward in the game.
We are of course talking about Bernard Brogan who finished with 1-04 to his name on Sunday as he led the Westmeath defence a merry dance.
Although double marked for most of the game, Bernard’s ability to find a yard of space to find scores is a joy to behold. The best analogy for his ability came from one of the Sunday Game commentators,
who remarked that Bernard could find an inch of space in a phone box.
His four points were sublime on Sunday and he was as usual in the right place to finish off the sweeping move for Dublin’s first goal that started all the way back with Stephen Cluxton plucking a ball from above his crossbar.
So the deserving winner of this weeks award of the We Are Dublin, Dublin Player Of The Weekend is BERNARD BROGAN.