Senior Team of the Year – Defenders

Brendan Haveron (Maghery)

Like the rest of the Maghery players, 2020 will be a year to remember for Brendan Haveron, especially the county final.

Wearing the number five jersey, Haveron moved into the full back line and put the shackles on an in-form Cian McConville.

Not only that, but his first half goal meant he outscored his man while setting Maghery up to win their second ever senior crown.

James Morgan (Crossmaglen)

The powerhouse of the Crossmaglen defence, Morgan was declared the Senior captain for the 2020 season.

The tight marking defender helped Crossmaglen keep two clean sheets against Mullaghbawn and Killeavy.

His best performance came in the first half of the county final when he raided forward on several occasions and could have had a goal.

Vincy Brady (Pearse Ogs)

A key figure in the Pearse Ogs ranks, Vincy Brady has been one of their main players for a few years now.

He holds his centre half back position well while also dropping back to cover the space in front of the full back line.

He made The Sideline Eye Team of the Week for his performance against Cullyhanna and was a main driving force for his side all season.

Lee Rice (Killeavy)

Still hugely inexperienced at this level, Rice came straight into the senior squad at just 18 years of age.

Often handed a man-marking role, the youngster was part of a Killeavy defence that kept three clean sheets from three games.

He performed well throughout the championship for Killeavy and will be one of the players they look to in the future.

Stephen Cusack (Maghery)

Cusack has been one of the most influential players in the Maghery squad for some time now and that was no different this year.

His 1-1 in in a matter of minutes put the Ogs to the sword and kickstarted Maghery’s demolition job in the second quarter.

His best showing came in the final however when he inspired those around him with his constant drive, finishing the game with 0-3.

Jamie Cosgrove (Killeavy)

Killeavy showed serious potential in the 2020 Senior Championship and now look like a team fit to challenge over the next few years.

Jamie Cosgrove is one of their key players and he demonstrated his talent once again this season during their run to the last four.

Was superb when marking ‘Minnie’ McShane in the quarter final and once again performed brilliantly against Crossmaglen.

Gerard Campbell (Maghery)

Another player who helped form a strong defence for Maghery that kept three clean sheets against Clann Eireann, Pearse Ogs and Crossmaglen.

Campbell was in superb form all season long and drove forward to get on the score sheet on two occasions.

Hit a point in the final against Cross while also struck another sublime effort in his side quarter final win over Clann Eireann.

Tony O’Callaghan (Crossmaglen)

A new defender at this level, Tony O’Callaghan made his Senior Championship debut in the first round against Silverbridge.

He gave an excellent display that day with several turnovers and linked the play really well with some excellent kick passes.

O’Callaghan will be one that Crossmaglen will look to for many years to come and it was a good first year for the young defender.

Kyle Mallon (Killeavy)                         

One of the main men in the Killeavy team, Kyle Mallon was another Killeavy player who was in great form this season.

Helped his side keep clean sheets against both Armagh Harps and Killeavy and stormed forward several times.

The attacking defender scored three points in the championship, with two crackers coming in that semi-final encounter with Cross.

Ciaran Higgins (Maghery)

Higgins was played in a man-marking full-back role this season and helped the Maghery defence build a solid structure.

Won his personal battles with Conor Turbitt and Anto Duffy and helped his side keep clean sheets against both teams.

Got to grips brilliantly with Oisin O’Neill in the county final and once again was key to Maghery keeping out the goals.

Barry McCambridge (Clann Eireann)

McCambridge was a huge player for Clann Eireann this season and put in two great championship displays.

Scored the all-important, game winning goal against Granemore in the opening round when it seemed the tide was turning.

Chipped in with a point against Maghery and done a superb man-marking job on Aidan Forker that night as well.

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