- Ryan Kearney (Pearse Ogs)
Had the highest retention rate from his kick outs out of all the goal keepers over the weekend and made a superb save to deny Gavin McParland a goal in the first half. Could do very little for Ballymacnab’s two second half majors.
2. Rico Kelly (Crossmaglen)
Kelly was brilliant on the edge of the square for Crossmaglen. Denied his marker Joe Rock any time or space and held him scoreless.
3. Ryan Kennedy (Ballymacnab)
A powerful performance from Kennedy who dealt with several markers throughout the game while also kicking an important point just before half time.
4. Sean Lynch (Ballymacnab)
Won some fantastic challenges for his side and gained several turnovers in Ballymacnab’s eight point win over Pearse Ogs.
5. Ciaran Higgins (Maghery)
Wore the number three jersey but played further out the field and was fantastic at turning defence into attack for his team and kicked a good score just prior to the interval.
6. Callum Cumiskey (Crossmaglen)
Commands the centre of Crossmaglen’s defence and brought a real physical edge which helped hold Silverbridge to 0-7.
7. Stephan Cusack (Maghery)
Like his team mate Ciaran Higgins, Cusack played in a different position than his number suggested but he was all over the field and really controlled the tempo of the game in the second half.
8. Tony McClelland (Granemore)
Stood up to be counted for his side when the game was slipping away from them. Kicked two huge second half scores to help Granemore overcome Madden
9. Pauric Gribben (Ballymacnab)
Worked hard for his team in the opening period when others struggled to get into the game and was unlucky to end the match with just one point to his name.
10. Brian Fox (Maghery)
Struck the crucial goal that won Maghery the game but was involved in the play all evening long while grabbing the assist for Brian McIllmurray’s goal as well.
11. Oisin O’Neill (Crossmaglen)
O’Neill has hit a great run of form after returning from injury earlier in the season and covered every blade of grass in Cross’ win on Sunday.
12. Stephen Morris (Crossmaglen)
Like O’Neill, Morris worked himself into the ground while kicking three points from play as well. Always a great option for kick outs.
13. Brian McIllmurray (Maghery)
Finished with 1-2 to his name and was the go-to man for Maghery’s attack. A powerful presence in full forward.
14. Jack Grugan (Ballymacnab)
Sprung to life in the second half against Pearse Ogs to ensure his side made the semi finals and scored 1-4 over the 60 minutes.
15. Paul Duffy (Pearse Ogs)
Kicked 40% of his sides’ scores and was the architect of so many Pearse Ogs attacks. Caused Ballymacnab serious problems in the first half.