INTERMEDIATE championship favourites Johnstownbridge lead the way in the latest Kildare Nationalist team of the week.
After their emphatic semi-final victory against Ellistown, the Bridge dominate this week’s side with six players on the team including players in defence, midfield and attack. Their 2-14 to 0-3 victory was as complete a performance as has been witnessed in this year’s championship at any grade and with players like James O’Connor, Luke Flynn, Cian Farrell, Sean Hurley, Paul Cribbin and Niall Vaughan in their ranks, they will be very hard to beat in the final.
Castledermot are the ones tasked with that particular challenge and they have three players on this week’s best 15. Midfielder Gavin Farrell and forwards David Keating and Paddy Mahon caught the eye during their narrow semi-final victory against Kilcock. The north Kildare men also have three players on the side while the senior relegation finalists, Ballymore and Suncroft, have three players between them on the team.
The team in full:
Ciaran Heneghan (Kilcock); James O’Connor (Johnstownbridge), Luke Flynn (Johnstownbridge), Tommy Robotham (Suncrot); Cian Farrell (Johnstownbridge), John Doyle (Ballymore), Daithi Duke (Kilcock); Sean Hurley (Johnstownbridge), Gavin Farrell (Castledermot); David Keating (Castledermot), Niall Vaughan (Johnstownbridge), Paul Cribbin (Johnstownbridge); Shane O’Rourke (Kilcock), Eoin Kavanagh (Ballymore), Paddy Mahon (Castledermot).