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Do you agree with The Sunday Game's man-of-the-match selections?

Unsurprisingly, Monaghan and Mayo dominated the nominations.

Image: Cathal Noonan/INPHO

IT WAS AN interesting day of action as Monaghan and Mayo claimed provincial football honours in Ulster and Connacht respectively and The Sunday Game panel had little hesitation when it came to handing out the individual awards.

It was a 16th crown for the Monaghan side and their one-point win saw Conor McManus score six of their eleven scores – three of them from frees.

He made the three-man shortlist, alongside team-mate Karl O’Connell and Donegal’s Frank McGlynn but ultimately, McManus got the panel’s vote with Kevin McStay saying he had an ‘incredible’ game, especially considering the extra responsibility of wearing the captain’s armband.

Aidan O'Shea celebrates scoring his side's fourth goal Aidan O'Shea claimed a hat-trick as Mayo ran riot against Sligo. Source: Donall Farmer/INPHO

Meanwhile, Mayo trounced Sligo and unsurprisingly all three nominees for the Man of the Match award were from the winning side – Tom Parsons, Diarmuid O’Connor and Aidan O’Shea were shortlisted.

The latter, who managed 3-4 in what was a superb display, ultimately got the nod.

Do you agree with the panel’s selections? Let us know in the comments section.

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