McKenna Cup – More players to consider

Derry's Niall Loughlin

Derry’s Niall Loughlin

The McKenna Cup semi-finals are over, which means there is only one more game left until the National League throws in.

If you haven’t selected your team yet, then it is about time you made an effort.

Bar Donegal, we’ve seen the make up of each of the county teams, and we can make educated guesses about who is going to feature, and what way they are going to play.

There were two matches played yesterday, with Derry and Tyrone coming out on top. Here’s a list of the players that stood out.

Darren McCurry (Tyrone) – The Dazzler kicked six points, three from frees, a continuation of a fine start to his season.

Lee Brennan (Tyrone) – Brennan scored just one point, but was involved in a lot of good play. He’s one to consider, though he’ll need to kick more points to be a realistic option in the full forward line.

Aidan Breen (Fermanagh) – Breen can be selected at full back in the competition, but he managed to score a point against Tyrone. If he plays in a more advanced role in the League he could haul in serious points.

Fintan Kelly (Monaghan) – Kelly’s a half back in the fantasy competition, and scored two points at the weekend. That makes him a very tempting prospect for managers.

Conor McCarthy (Monaghan) – McCarthy came on as a sub and score 1-1. McCarthy was not on our first Monaghan panel, but we’ve since made him active in the full forward line.

Niall Loughlin (Derry) – The Greenlough forward has great potential, and scored three points at the weekend. He can carry that form into the league.


Register or log in now to select your team. Registration for week one closes on Friday, February 3


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