Team of the Week – Week Three

Sean Black (Tullysaran)

Was part of a Tullysaran side that strung together the performance of the weekend when seeing off Sarsfields. Black was excellent from his restarts, using both feet to get the ball away, retaining 13 of his 19 kick outs and also pulled off an excellent save at the start of the second half.

Turlough Lardner (Tullysaran)

A real contender for man of the match in his sides impressive win, Lardner drove forward at each and every opportunity. The defender hit two points and it was his shot that fell short to create the game’s opening goal.

Paddy Kelly (Derrynoose)

May have had the number eleven jersey on his back but it was in his own defence that Paddy Kelly spent all of his time in his sides win over Crossmaglen IIs. He was stationed as his sides sweeper and performed the role perfectly.

Shea Harvey (Keady)

Started in corner back to pick up James McCormack and found the going tough early on. Harvey moved further out the field and played with much more comfort, racing forward to collect a personal tally of 1-2.

Jordan King (Corrinshego)

His side may have lost out to Newtown on penalties, but King caused the opposition serious problems all evening long. The roaming wing half back had a hand to play in the goal that brought the game to extra time and hit the score of the game early in the first half.

Jack Molloy (Keady)

Molloy has been a recognised talent in the Keady ranks for some time now and he delivered another assured showing on Saturday. Broke forward when the opportunity presented itself but also showed him versatility in going to corner-back to man-mark.

Conor Martin (Eire Og)

Martin was a constant threat all evening long in his sides defeat to Forkhill. Not only did the wing half back get forward to split the posts on two occasions, he was always in control when in possession.

Richard Keenan (Carrickcruppen)

One of the youngsters that helped lead Carrickcruppen to the last eight of the competition, Keenan gave another superb performance in the red and white. His high fielding was a joy to watch while he also got on the scoresheet for his side.

Callum O’Neill (Belleek)

Belleek find themselves in the Junior Championship semi-final after seeing off rivals Dorsey 2-15 to 1-8. O’Neill was responsible for 1-5 of that tally, and gave an outstanding display for his side.

Gavin Conlon (Tullysaran)

Free-taker, goal-getter, provider, Conlon gave an brilliant display for Tullysaran to see them through to the last four. The wing half forward worked hard all evening and finished the game with 1-4 to his name.

Conor McNally (Derrynoose)

McNally started in a play-making position for Derrynoose instead of his usual inside forward role and excelled. He had a hand in almost all of his sides scores, won a penalty and scored one of the goals of the weekend to see his side into the last four.

Eoin Woods (Carrickcruppen)

Another one of ‘Cruppen’s young-guns that have performed so way all season long. Woods was the one that perhaps caught the eye more so than anyone else with a brilliant performance in the game of the weekend.

Jemar Hall (Forkhill)

The Forkhill corner-forward is expected to be racking up big tallies at Junior level and Hall was his sides main attacking threat in their win over Eire Og. Finished with 0-8 to his name and was always an option, even get back at times to help out his defence.

Andrew Murnin (St Paul’s)

Murnin played on the edge of the square for the Lurgan men in their two-point win over Carrickcruppen on Saturday. Set up both Ryan Lawless goals while kicking a wonder score at the end of the game to ensure his side made it through to the last four.

Eddie Mallon (Tullysaran)

Perhaps renowned as an inside scoring forward, Mallon played further out the field and drove forward with purpose on several occasions. Raised the white flag on four occasions and constantly set up attacks for his side.