Team of the Week – Week Seven

Ryan Magennis (Clan na Gael)

The only keeper of all six county finalists between Senior, Intermediate and Junior that didn’t concede a goal throughout the entire championship. Wasn’t troubled much on Sunday much retained a high majority of his kick outs.

Aaron Coleman (Forkhill)

Coleman was brilliant in corner back and won his personal battle with James McParland, keeping his man scoreless. The Forkhill man kept a tight grip on his man and earned several turnovers in defence.

Aaron McCreanor (Clan na Gael)

Perhaps inexperienced at this level, McCreanor was handed a difficult job of curtailing Andrew Murnin’s influence. Had plenty of help in defence but performed his role brilliantly in breaking the ball away from the St Paul’s dangerman.

Jamie Brady (Clan na Gael)

An unsung hero of the Clan na Gael team this season, Brady performed heroically in Sunday’s clash, helping Clans to an easy win. He worked hard all evening long and saw plenty of the ball.

Fergus Quinn (Belleek)

Went toe-to-toe with perhaps the best player in the Junior Division this season, Jemar Hall, and will be pleased with how he got on. Held Jemar to three points from play and was part of a strong Belleek defence.

Michelle McArdle (Ballymacnab)

The rock of the Ballymacnab defence, Michelle McArdle was immense in her sides victory over Granemore last Wednesday. Gave a strong showing at centre half back and even got forward to take over free-taking duties and get on the score sheet.

Lorcan Quinn (Belleek)

Another star performer in the Belleek defence, Lorcan Quinn saw plenty of possession in the drawn Junior Championship Final. Always an option breaking forward, Quinn started as much attacks as he thwarted at the other end.

Connor Donaghy (Forkhill)

Donaghy is a consistent performer in the Green and Red of Forkhill and makes The Sideline Eye Team of the Week for the second time this season. Strong in the tackle and direct going forward, he has been one of his sides best players this year.

Stephen Finnegan (Belleek)

An essential part of the Belleek machine, Finnegan usually drops back into the sweeper position to help out his defence. Did so to brilliant effect on Saturday evening and burst forward to get a first half score.

Niall Henderson (Clan na Gael)

Topped a great season with another sterling performance on Sunday evening as he helped the Clans secure the Atty Hearty Cup. Henderson has been a key man in the Blue and White all year and once again found himself on the score sheet last weekend.

Stephen Sheridan (Forkhill)

The Forkhill captain gave a powerhouse display for his side. Such an important figure in the Forkhill ranks, Sheridan worked tirelessly all evening long while getting up to support the attack, kicking 0-3.

Stefan Campbell (Clan na Gael)

For periods in the first half, it looked like Sunday’s final was turning into the Stefan Campbell show. His pace is unmatched and his work rate and will to win was evident from the start. Finished with 0-8 and picked up the Man of the Match award.

Cormac Toner (Forkhill)

The dangerous corner forward surprisingly didn’t get on the score sheet but that didn’t take away from his performance. Toner was a constant threat on the inside line and proved extremely difficult for the Belleek rear-guard to tie down.

Sean McCreesh (Belleek)

Led from the front as usual and constantly brought the fight to Forkhill on Saturday evening. His accuracy from the dead ball saw him record 1-2, he also grabbed 0-1 from play.

Shane McPartlan (Clan na Gael)

A player not short on confidence, he gave another stellar display on Sunday. Most dangerous when closer to goal, McPartland landed three points throughout the 60 minutes and was involved in so much more in the Clans attack.