- Conor McGivern (Ballymacnab)
Mixed his kick outs to good effect against Clann Eireann and found his man more often than not. His side reaped the rewards from his kick outs, hitting four of their five goals as a result of his restarts.
2. Rory McGrath (Armagh Harps)
Was solid during the Harps shaky first half display and kicked an important point to halt the St Peter’s momentum after their goal put them three points ahead. Brilliant under the break ball and kept driving his side forward.
3. Vincy Brady (Pearse Ogs)
Brady was handed the task of curbing the influence of Cullyhanna’s Jason Duffy and did so exceptionally well, holding his man to just one point. Moved into full back to take on Aidan Nugent and excelled once again, while getting forward to kick a point of his own.
4. Paul McKeown (Crossmaglen)
Not the best day for the Cross defence that leaked three goals vs Sarsfields but McKeown couldn’t be faulted for his effort and stood tall all evening long.
5. Ryan Gaskin (Dromintee)
Has proved to be a key player for Dromintee in recent years and that showed in his display on Saturday night with his work rate a key component of their play, scored one point as well.
6. Paul Duffy (Pearse Ogs)
Wore the number 15 jersey but played much deeper while still getting forward to kick 1-1. His kick passing ability from deep is a huge asset for the Ogs and he was involved in everything that was positive in their play.
7. Niall Smith (Madden)
One of only three scorers for Madden, Smith ventured up the field on two occasions to split the posts. Joint top scorer from play for his side on an otherwise poor night for Madden.
8. Rory Grugan (Ballymacnab)
Kicked four points from play for his side and was excellent around the middle of the field from start to finish, always makes the correct decision on the ball.
9. Anto Duffy (Pearse Ogs)
Stood tall whenever his side needed him, winning kick outs and working back to help his defence. Kicked two points from the middle of the field as well.
10. Niall Courtney (Dromintee)
Scored 1-5 in his sides six point win over Madden on Saturday evening, 1-2 of which came in the final 10 minutes when the game was still very much in the melting pot.
11. Tom O’Kane (Armagh Harps)
Always on the move and always an option. His pace saw him break through the St Peter’s defence frequently and he was the driving force behind a lot of Harps attacks, also kicked three points from play.
12. Oisin McGivern (Ballymacnab)
Scorer of four points, McGivern excelled in his half forward role that saw his tracking back as well as adding to the attack in a well rounded performance.
13. Marc Cullen (Pearse Ogs)
Gave a stunning display for his side during their eight point win away to Cullyhanna. Cullen converted a first half penalty before hitting the net once again in the second period while setting up Paul Duffy’s three pointer as well as kicking five points.
14. Jack Grugan (Ballymacnab)
Was exceptional all evening long, hitting 1-7 and assisting Gavin McParland’s first goal but Grugan’s scoring tally only told half the story. His work rate and intensity further out the field really made the number 14 stand out during his best performance of the year.
15. Caolan Skelton (Sarsfields)
Sarsfields hat-trick hero, his three goals weren’t enough to steal something from the contest but Skelton tortured the Cross rear guard all afternoon.