GALWAY UNITED: 2018 Galway Daily Senior Player Semi-Finals


The opening round of our 2018 Galway United Senior Player of the Year competition closed last night (Monday) as the 16 contenders were whittled down to nine players. 

Eoin McCormack topped the poll with 85% followed by Conor Barry (50%), Stephen Walsh (40%), Ryan Connolly (33%) and Tadhg Ryan (33%).

The top two from each of the four groups advanced to the next round along with the best third placed player.  As three players were qualifying from Group Two, there was no need for adjudicators to make a decision between Alan Murphy and Gary Shanahan.

However, adjudicators were requested to make a decision on who finished runner-up in Group Four.  They opted to keep Alex Byrne in the competition ahead of Christopher Horgan.

Some of those unfortunate to be eliminated included Robbie Williams, Carlton Ubaezuonu, Danny Furlong, Christopher Horgan and Conor Melody.

The semi-finalists will take part today (Tuesday) with three groups containing three players each.  The winners from each group will qualify for Wednesday’s final along with the best runner-up.

Any ties will be decided by our adjudication panel.  All you need to do is log into (and like) our twitter page and like your favourite player in each section each day.  It’s that simple.  Each poll will last for 15 hours.


Round 1 Results  

RYAN CONNOLLY – 33%, TADHG RYAN – 33%, Danny Furlong – 25%, Robbie Williams – 9%

STEPHEN WALSH – 40%, ALAN MURPHY – 30%, GARY SHANAHAN – 30%, Stephen Kenny – 0%

CONOR BARRY – 50%, MARC LUDDEN – 25%, Carlton Ubaezuonu – 17%, Conor Melody – 8%

EOIN McCORMACK – 85%, ALEX BYRNE – 8%, Christopher Horgan – 8%, Maurice Nugent – 0%