- Conor McGivern (Ballymacnab)
Could do nothing for the two Crossmaglen goals but had an excellent first half, finding his man 9 out of 10 kick outs. Crossmaglen’s press in the second half made it extremely difficult for the Nab to win their own kick outs.
2. Paul Hughes (Crossmaglen)
Picked up Rory Grugan from the start and came into his own with Cross dominating the second half to kick two scores.
3. Chris Loughran (Ballymacnab)
Was a late replacement for the injured Ciaran Connelly and played really well for his team, won his personal battle with Johnny McKeever.
4. James Gray (Ballymacnab)
Had the tough task of limiting Cian McConville’s influence on the game and done as good a job as could be expected.
5. Michael Beagan (Ballymacnab)
Plays the sweeper role to perfection for his side and his ability to turn the ball over has helped Ballymacnab get to this stage and broke up several Cross attacks in the first half.
6. Cormac Gribben (Ballymacnab)
Had an outstanding game in the middle of the field catching and winning break balls and worked hard all day long.
7. Callum Cumiskey (Crossmaglen)
Capped off a brilliant year with a superb performance and got up the field to kick two points in the second half.
8. Alan Farrelly (Crossmaglen)
Won primary possession several times in the second period when Cross made their comeback and kicked two points.
9. Rian O’Neill (Crossmaglen)
The young footballer of the year nominee had another great game and won the man of the match award for the second year in a row.
10. Colin O’Connor (Crossmaglen)
O’Connor grabbed the crucial 56th minute goal that pushed Crossmaglen out of reach and really confirmed victory for the South Armagh side.
11. Oisin O’Neill (Crossmaglen)
O’Neill was in sensational form on Sunday and from centre half forward he hit 1-5 to cap a perfect performance.
12. Stephen Morris (Crossmaglen)
Made some huge catches in the centre of the park during the second period that helped turn the game in Crossmaglen’s favour.
13. Cian McConville (Crossmaglen)
The tricky corner forward was a bright spark for Cross in the first half and kicked two points for his side.
14. Jack Grugan (Ballymacnab)
Grugan scored 1-6 from his side’s 2-9 and his cross-field pass for Gavin McParland’s opening goal was the highlight of the game.
15. Gavin McParland (Ballymacnab)
Caused the Crossmaglen defence problems early on and done very well in taking his goal in the 16th minute.