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Do you agree with the man-of-the-match winners from the weekend's Super 8s action?

Stars from Galway, Dublin, Tyrone and Monaghan took home the football awards.

THE SUPER 8S kicked off in Croke Park this weekend and resulted in wins for Galway, Monaghan, Dublin and Tyrone.

motm The man-of-the-match winners.

There were some standout performances across the board, with Galway’s Shane Walsh and Dublin’s Niall Scully scooping The Sunday Game’s man-of-the-match awards.

The Tribesmen recorded a first championship win in 53 years over Kerry at HQ yesterday. And on the RTÉ programme last night, the panel recognised the exploits of Kerry teenage sensation David Clifford — who hit 1-5 from play– and Galway defender Garreth Bradshaw, but it was Walsh they felt who shone brightest on the day.

The Kilkerrin-Clonberne ace’s star continues to rise as he put on a fine display of free-taking and chipped in with a super point from play, finishing with 0-5.

Walsh also played a pivotal part in Patrick Sweeney’s late goal, creating the move.

In the first match of that double-header yesterday, Monaghan overcame Kildare on a scoreline of 0-15 to 1-10.

That game was shown on Sky Sports so there was no individual accolade handed out on The Sunday Game highlights show, but Karl O’Connell was named man-of-the-match by Sky and presented with his award on air afterwards.

The Tyholland man was excellent and clipped over 0-3 from play.

Peter Crowley and Shane Walsh Shane Walsh in action yesterday. Source: Bryan Keane/INPHO

On Saturday night, Jim Gavin’s Dublin saw off Donegal and it was Niall Scully who was awarded The Sunday Game man-of-the-match title. The Templeogue Synge Street star’s two goals were vital.

And in the opening Super 8s fixture of the weekend, Tyrone got off to a flying start with an 18-point win over Roscommon and Niall Sludden took the man-of-the-match award.

The Dromore forward finished with 1-2 as Mickey Harte’s side put up a huge score of 4-24 against the Connacht finalists.

So do you agree with the man-of-the-match winners from the encounters on Saturday and Sunday? Let us know.

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