League: Ulster Championship

Conor McManus

Last updated on Oct 17th, 2020 at 16:05

Monaghan County Footballer Conor McManus, No player has contributed more to Monaghan’s development over the course of the past decade than their superstar forward McManus. The Clontibret star has positioned himself as one of the best forwards in the game and fully justifies his place on this list. 

What makes the Monaghan man great is the fact that he is regularly double marked by some of the best defenders in the game but yet he always delivers for his county and never shies away from the challenge.  

He consistently performs on the big stage against the top teams who have game plans tailored around stopping him, while he always seems to provide at least a couple of magical moments that beggar belief every season.

 

 

Tomas Corrigan

Last updated on Oct 18th, 2020 at 13:14

Fermanagh County Footballer Tomas Corrigan is a forward and takes all the free kicks for Fermanagh

Ryan McHugh

Last updated on Sep 29th, 2020 at 11:01

Ryan Mchugh (Donegal) The Kilcar man may be diminutive in stature but his skill on the field and importance to Donegal more than make up for this.

The three time Ulster Championship winner is now one of the most prominent members of Declan Bonner’ s team along with Michael Murphy and his understanding with the Donegal captain is vital to his county’s attacking game plan.

Though often deployed as a half back, Mchugh is more than capable of changing a game in his county’s favour with a score or a quick change of pace, and will no doubt be an integral part of his manager’s plans to bring Sam Maguire back to Donegal for the first time since 2012.

 

Michael Murphy

Michael Murphy

Last updated on Sep 29th, 2020 at 9:49

Michael Murphy Donegal forward is the subject of so much debate, what is Murphy’s best position. He is named in our midfield list but could quite easily make the forwards list, such is the ability the Glenswilly man possesses.

It is at midfield though that Murphy has his greatest overall influence on his team these days. Here, accompanied by the lung bursting runs of Ryan McHugh he can feed the inside threat of players like Paddy McBrearty and Jamie Brennan.

These pacy inside forwards allow Murphy to be the conductor of the Donegal orchestra from a deeper position, and not be viewed as their only attacking threat, as he has been for many years. 

This midfield position also allows Murphy the luxury of using his football intelligence to ghost into score taking positions from out the field, while also dropping deeper to provide a screen in front of his defense.