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# man of the match

This year
# standing out
Ireland's man of the match hoping to be in contention for France clash
Will Smallbone caught the eye on his debut against Latvia on Wednesday night.
Last year
# undeserved
De Bruyne left baffled after winning man-of-the-match award
The Belgian star struggled to influence the game against Canada.
# rejuvenation
Ireland's man of the match rediscovers his love of football
Aaron Connolly made an impact on his first appearance in over three years for the U21s.
# Take a Bow
Ireland's oft-overlooked man of the match revels in starring role
Liam Kerrigan made a big impact on just his second U21s cap, scoring in the win over Montenegro.
All time
# playmaker
'He’s that second pair of hands' - Ciarán Frawley shines at 12 for Leinster
The 22-year-old Skerries man was excellent in Leinster’s victory over Ulster.
# Solid
Ireland's man of the match says they 'dug deep' to earn point
John Egan acquitted himself well amid a difficult day for his side in Tbilisi.
Do you agree with The Sunday Game man-of-the-match awards from this weekend's hurling action?
Star players from Kilkenny and Tipperary were given the nod this week.
Do you agree with the selections for the Sunday Game man-of-the-match awards?
Star players from Roscommon and Tipperary were both honoured.
Do you agree with the man-of-the-match awards from this weekend's GAA action?
Star performers from Donegal, Galway and Limerick got the nod this week.
# llama
Henderson's man-of-the-match return for Ulster bodes well ahead of Six Nations
The second row made his comeback from a thumb injury as Ulster secured a quarter-final.
'You feel a bit guilty stealing man-of-the-match from someone like that'
Ulster’s Will Addison was superb once again as they beat Scarlets in Wales.
# playmaker
Out-half Frawley's favoured position, but he'd 'play anywhere in the blue jersey'
The 20-year-old starred for Leinster in their big win over Ospreys on Friday night.
# safe pair of hands
'They're the nights you want every time you play' - Man of the match Randolph comes to Ireland's rescue
The Middlesbrough goalkeeper made a couple of top-class saves to keep a clean sheet against Northern Ireland.
'Outstanding. Man of the match by a million miles'
Ryan Giggs reserved high praise for skipper Ashley Williams after he helped Wales beat Ireland 1-0.
# Loyalty
'I have obviously got a lot of faith in him as a player' - O'Neill on Ireland's man of the match
The Ireland boss reserved high praise for makeshift midfielder Cyrus Christie last night.
# technicality
Dortmund star banned from winning Man of the Match due to American alcohol laws
Christian Pulisic scored two second-half goals against Liverpool.
# top performers
Do you agree with the man-of-the-match award winners from this weekend's GAA action?
There were plenty of star performances during a busy weekend of championship games across hurling and football.
# Jukebox
'He's really deserving of that man-of-the-match award' - Furlong on fire
The Ireland tighthead was superb in the set-piece and in the loose against the Wallabies.
# A proper talent
Rice shows maturity beyond his years with man-of-the-match performance
At just 19, the West Ham youngster was composed on the ball throughout Ireland’s win over the US.
# man of the match
James Ryan is already one of the best in the world at the age of 21
The second row was magnificent once again as Leinster overcame Racing in Bilbao.
# man of the match
Cullen hails record-breaking Sexton as Leinster build momentum ahead of Montpellier
The Leinster out-half become the province’s all-time leading points scorer at the Aviva Stadium this afternoon.
# man of the match
'I was delighted for my 20th to come in a cup final — I'm 28 and can still get better'
David McMillan scored his 20th goal of the season in Saturday’s EA Sports Cup final during a man of the match performance.
# Rossies
'Playing quarter-finals in Croke Park is where you want to be in July'
Enda Smith discusses Roscommon’s Connacht Football Championship final win over Galway and what lies in wait against Mayo this weekend.
# man of the match
'Conor is pretty much his own man and he's very easy to play with'
Joe Schmidt wasn’t surprised to see Johnny Sexton make an impact on his return from injury.
# man of the match
'Simon Zebo was trying to make jokes about it, saying that I pay someone!'
CJ Stander continues to earn awards but he’s more focused on maintaining Munster’s momentum.
# Trouble
Man City star Toure charged with drink driving
Despite the controversy, the Ivory Coast international played in the club’s 3-1 defeat earlier.
# Star Man
Do you agree with The Sunday Game's All-Ireland SFC final man-of-the-match award?
Dublin drew with Mayo in an enthralling encounter at Croke Park today.
Who deserves the man-of-the-match award from today's All-Ireland final?
Fans were treated to an enthralling game at Croke Park today.
# Poll
Do you agree with The Sunday Game's football man-of-the-match award?
Dublin edged Kerry this afternoon in a match that is being hailed as a classic.
# leading lights
Do you agree with the All-Ireland hurling quarter-final man-of-the-match winners?
Good news for Waterford and Galway players.
# Staking a Claim
'Best is yet to come' - Man-of-the-match Arter pleased after making case for Euro 2016 inclusion
The Bournemouth midfielder put in a fine display in tonight’s draw with the Netherlands.
# Catching The Eye
Thierry Henry reserves high praise for 'man-of-the-match' Shane Long
The Ireland striker earned plenty of plaudits for his performance this afternoon.
# Putting His Hands Up
'I got goosebumps out there' - Man-of-the-match Duffy gives O'Neill something to think about
The Blackburn Rovers defender was a stand-out performer at centre-half in Ireland’s win over Switzerland tonight.
# man of the match
CJ Stander: 'The physicality and passion for the jersey came through for us'
Munster’s number eight was outstanding once again at Thomond Park.
# london derby
Son shines on Spurs as €30m man bags his first Premier League goal
The South Korean put in a man-of-the-match performance to help see off Crystal Palace at White Hart Lane.
# man of the match
6 All-Ireland hurling final man of the match contenders that could win you BIG money
Here are the outside bets you should keep an eye on, outside of the usual suspects.
# man of the match
The Sunday Game's man-of-the-match was on the losing side at Croke Park
Do you agree?
# man of the match
Do you agree with the Sunday Game's Man of the Match selection?
Did the experts get it right?
# man of the match
Do you agree with the Sunday Game's Man-of-the-Match selections?
Did Shefflin and Donal Óg get it right?
# you decide
Do you agree with The Sunday Game’s man-of-the-match selections?
TJ Reid and Alan O’Connor got the nod.