On Saturday 30th of November, The Carrickdale Hotel will host the annual Armagh LGFA awards night, with lots of awards up for grabs! The Armagh county team experienced a fantastic 2019 when they reached the last eight of the All-Ireland series only for their journey be halted by Mayo, but their incredible win over Cork will live long in the memory!
Special Guest on the night will be Dublin goalkeeper Ciara Trant who this year helped Dublin win their 3rd consecutive All-Ireland title and in doing so earned her 2nd All-Star award.
There are 25 clubs and 112 players in total represented on the nominees list for the three divisional teams of the year, Junior, Intermediate and Senior. Each club nominated has at least three players included and there are also four clubs battling it out for the ‘Club of the Year’ award.
Other awards that will be presented on the night are: Senior County Player of the Year, Minor County Player of the Year, Senior Player of the Year in all four divisions, Minor Player of the Year in division 1 & 2 along with Volunteer of the Year as well as Referee of the Year.
Junior Team of the Year:
The Junior Championship Winners Clan na Gael lead the way with 8 nominations after successfully overcoming Eire Og, Pearse Ogs and Clonmore to lift the title. The beaten finalists Clonmore Naomh Labhaoise find themselves with 6 players nominated after they defeated both St Paul’s and Craobh Ciaran to reach the final.
Semi Finalists Craobh Ciaran claim 6 nominees for their Championship run while Pearse Ogs hold 4 after their journey to the last four. The rest of the Junior Championship competing teams, who were defeated at the Quarter Final stage, Eire Og, St Paul’s, St Pater’s and Tir na nOg all come away with 3 All-Star nominations. There are 36 players nominated in total.
Intermediate Team of the Year:
Granemore dominated the Intermediate Championship this season and their superiority is clear in their number of All-Star nominations. Their impressive 8-18 to 2-3 win over Mullaghbawn in the Intermediate Final cemented their place as Intermediate Champions for 2019 and they come away with 9 All-Star nominees.
Mullaghbawn have 3 representatives on the nominations list while their opponents in the semi final Mullabrack, hold 6. The other semi finalists Ballyhegan have 4 players put forward while St Patrick’s, Forkhill, Killeavy and Sarsfields have 3 nominations each. There are 35 players nominated in total.
Senior Team of the Year:
The Senior All-Star team nominations are dominated by the finalists with the eventual winners Clann Eireann claiming 8 spots on the nominations list. Their opponents in the final and Senior League Champions Armagh Harps are a close second as they have 7 players named as nominees.
Shane O’Neill’s claim 6 spots while the other team in the last four, Silverbridge, end the year with 4 nominees for team of the year. Carrickcruppen come away with 3 players named while Lissummon, Dromintee, Grange and Crossmaglen all have 3 representatives on the Senior Team of the Year nominees list. There are 41 players nominated in total.
Club of the Year:
Four teams battle it out for the Club of the Year accolade, Armagh Harps, Clan na Gael, Derrynoose and Silverbridge. The winner will be decided on the night!