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Do you agree with the Leinster and Ulster final man-of-the-match selections?

Dublin and Tyrone were celebrating yesterday.

pjimage Con O'Callaghan and Padraig Hampsey were the star men. Source: INPHO

THE DUBLIN AND Tyrone footballers were celebrating yesterday as they both retained their respective provincial crowns.

For two relative newcomers to the senior championship arena, the games were a personal triumph.

Dublin’s Con O’Callaghan was starting his first Leinster senior football final but that didn’t deter the Cuala man from finishing with a tally of 0-12, splitting his return evenly between play and frees.

He saw off the claims of team-mates Jack McCaffrey and Bernard Brogan, who came off the bench to hit 0-5 from play, but Kildare midfielder Kevin Feely was unlucky not to be nominated given his prowess throughout at midfield.


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MOTMNominees Source: RTÉ Player

In Clones, Pádraig Hampsey’s form for Tyrone saw him claim the man-of-the-match honour after he raided from his half-back position for 0-3.

The Coalisland man only made his championship debut for the county in 2016 but he’s making his mark and was key to their provincial success over Down.

PHampseyTyrone Source: RTÉ Player

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