Intermediate Team of the Year – Goalkeepers

Ryan Magennis (Clan na Gael)

The only goalkeeper to have reached a county final and not concede a single goal throughout the entire campaign.

Magennis may have his defence to thank but they can’t take all the praise as the Clans man pulled off some seriously impressive saves.

He denied Clonmore an early goal in the quarter final when he burst off his line and turned the shot away with a brilliant save.

Ciaran Fox (St Paul’s)

The St Paul’s netminder is best known for his precise kickouts and he displayed this area of his game this season.

Kept a clean sheet in their first-round win over Tir na nOg while the game was gone by the time Clans grabbed their major in the final.

When things looked to be going against them early on against Tullysaran, conceding two goals inside five minutes, Fox achieved 100% kickout retention rate during that first half.

Photo Credit: Chris Totton

Sean Black (Tullysaran)

The Tullysaran goalkeeper made The Sideline Eye Team of the Week after his impressive showing against Sarsfields in the Championship Quarter Final.

Black was part of the Tullysaran team that gave one of the best performances in the championship that day against the High Moss men.

He eye-catchingly uses both feet to clear the ball on his restarts, while having a high percentage retention rate against St Paul’s (75%).

Paudie Donnelly (Keady)

The only goalkeeper in the championship to have hit the net, Donnelly grabbed a goal from the spot against Ballyhegan.

He made some incredible saves throughout Keady’s championship run to the semi-finals and conceded just one goal.

His first half stop against Middletown is one that stands out when he leaped to the rescue to deny the opposition what looked like a certain goal.

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The Intermediate Team of the Year will be revealed on The Sideline Eye Podcast next week!!