WHILE by the far the most important honour on Sunday will who lifts the Nationalist Cup at the end of the SFC final, Palatine do already look assured of one title, the top scorer in this year’s Championship.
Shane O’Neill has scored seven points more than anybody else in this year’s Championship and is a massive 12 points ahead of his nearest Tinryland opponent, Diarmaid Walshe, so looks uncatchable at the top of the chart.
Two other players worthy of a mention are youngster Brandon Kelly, who scored a goal in four of Rathvilly’s five Championship games, and also Aaron Amond, who scored a goal in each of Old Leighlin’s three group games even though they ended up in tomorrow’s relegation final.
|Shane O’Neill||Palatine||0-23 (16fs)||23|
|Brandon Kelly||Rathvilly||4-4 (1m)||16|
|Niall Quinlan||Éire Óg||1-13 (5fs, 1m)||16|
|Colm Hulton||Éire Óg||2-8 (2fs)||14|
|Chris Blake||Éire Óg||2-8 (1-0pen, 1f, 1m)||14|
|Brian Smith||Rathvilly||2-6 (2fs)||12|
|Chris Nolan||Mount Leinster Rangers||3-3 (1f)||12|
|Diarmaid Walshe||Tinryland||0-11 (6fs)||11|
|Conor Crowley||Palatine||1-8 (1f)||11|
|Aaron Amond||Old Leighlin||3-1||10|
|Diarmuid Byrne||Mount Leinster Rangers||1-7 (1pen, 5fs)||10|
|Darragh Nolan||Bagenalstown Gaels||2-4 (2ms)||10|