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RTÉ and Sky Sports disagree on man-of-the-match award but who gets your vote?

Who was the stand-out player in Kerry’s win over Tyrone?

Fine piece of silverware for the mantelpiece.
Fine piece of silverware for the mantelpiece.
Image: The GAA/Twitter

KERRY WERE FORCED to dig deep to book their place in the All-Ireland football final as they edged past Tyrone at Croke Park earlier.

The Kingdom survived an almighty test before prevailing on a scoreline of 0-18 to 1-11 victory at HQ.

Although played in miserable conditions, it was a largely entertaining clash as both sides exchanged blows from start to finish.

There were a number of stand-out performances on either side and the RTÉ and Sky Sports panels chose different players for their respective man-of-the-match awards.

Although Tomas Ó Sé described him as the ‘most underrated footballer in the country’, Donnchadh Walsh was overlooked by The Sunday Game pundits as they opted for his team-mate Johnny Buckley.

However, the Sky panel of Jim McGuinness and Peter Canavan decided that Walsh deserved the accolade for his performance.

Who got it right and who would you have chosen for the man-of-the-match from the first All-Ireland football semi-final of 2015? Let us know in the comments below.

Poll Results:

Johnny Buckley (Kerry) (2668)
 Donnchadh Walsh (Kerry) (2182)
Other (614)
Mark Bradley (Tyrone) (404)

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