Team of the Week – Week Five

Stephen McArdle (Derrynoose)

The Derrynoose netminder retained 89% of his kick outs in his sides Junior Championship defeat to Forkhill. McArdle also pulled off a good save late in the second half to keep the Derrynoose hopes alive.

Sean Og Boyle (Belleek)

Belleek experienced an easy entrance to the Junior Final with a 21-point win over Newtown. Boyle was one of the stars on show, breaking forward at every opportunity and even assisted his sides first goal.

Tony Canning (Forkhill)

Given the tough task of man-marking Conor McNally, Canning excelled in the role from start to finish, limiting the Derrynoose dangerman’s influence. The tight-marking corner back done brilliantly, holding McNally scoreless from play.

Ruairi Grimes (St Paul’s)

Detailed to shadow one of the Tullysaran attacking threats in Gavin Conlon, Grimes came out on top in the duel. Gained several turnovers for his side while breaking forward and putting the opposition on the back foot.

Niall Henderson (Clan na Gael)

Apart from the heroic display from Stefan Campbell, Niall Henderson was perhaps his sides most impressive performer. Covered every blade of grass in the Athletic Grounds and got on the scoresheet with 0-3 all from play.

Connor Donaghy (Forkhill)

The rock of the Forkhill defence, Donaghy was superb on Saturday afternoon. He held the centre of the defence brilliantly and got on a serious amount of ball, even bursting forward on the odd occasion.

Peadar Nash (St Paul’s)

Nash is such a deadly weapon in the St Paul’s armoury, with his accurate kick passing a big feature of their game. The centre half back is also well fit to get on the score board, recording 0-4 in their semi-final win.

Callum O’Neill (Belleek)

The Belleek captain has been in sensational form all through the Junior Championship and that continued last weekend. His pace was unmatched in their win over Newtown and he finished up with 0-5 to his name.

Niall McCorry (St Paul’s)

An exciting young talent in the St Paul’s ranks, McCorry was once again able to produce his best to get his team over the line. The big midfielder has caught the eye all through the championship with his high fielding ability around midfield.

Jemar Hall (Forkhill)

The Forkhill talisman rarely has an off day and was once again his side top scorer, with 0-7 on Saturday afternoon. He offers lighting fast pace but can also be seen getting back and helping his defence when needed.

Ryan Lawless (St Paul’s)

Excelled for St Paul’s in their victory over Tullysaran and really carried the fight to the opposition all evening long. Lawless gave a brilliant performance and finished with 0-4 to his name, all from play.

Stefan Campbell (Clan na Gael)

His blinding pace opened up the Keady defence and his move for the Clan na Gael goal was worth the admission fee alone. Campbell was the real difference between the sides and was at times unmarkable, finishing with 0-6.

David McCreesh (Derrynoose)

The big Derrynoose full forward couldn’t have wished for a better showing and will count himself unlucky to have ended up on the losing side. Forkhill could do nothing with his strength and movement and he top-scored for his team with 0-5.

Sean McCreesh (Belleek)

McCreesh was part of a deadly full forward line that contributed 1-9 of their sides final tally of 3-15. McCreesh was super all evening, claiming 0-5 himself, while setting up the second goal for Belleek.

Mark McKeever (Tullysaran)

McKeever is one of the rising talents in Armagh football and he once again displayed his ability on Saturday evening. The real dangerman in the Tullysaran attack, the corner forward showcased his accuracy in hitting 1-3 all from play.