Intermediate Team of the Year – Forwards

Mark McKeever (Tullysaran)

A young, exciting talent, Tullysaran seem to have found a real gem in corner-forward Mark McKeever.

The 18-year-old excelled throughout the season and had showcased his talents against An Port Mor, Sarsfields and St Paul’s.

Troubled St Paul’s even when the tide was turning against St Paul’s, hitting 1-3 and making The Sideline Eye Team of the Week.

Stefan Campbell (Clan na Gael)

There isn’t much to say about Stefan Campbell that hasn’t already been said, as he was in fantastic form in guiding his side to championship glory.

Scorer of 0-8 and Man of the Match in the Intermediate Final, ‘Soupy’ was the star of the show for Clans.

Also excelled in their win over Keady at the semi final stage with 0-6, but it was his run for Mel Patterson’s goal that will always be remembered.

Ryan Lawless (St Paul’s)

Had a terrific year controlling the St Paul’s play from centre half forward and had a big say in getting his side to the decider.

Lawless rattled the net twice in St Paul’s stunning win over Carrickcruppen which got them into the last four.

He excelled once again in the Lurgan sides win over Tullysaran and rightfully earned a spot on The Sideline Eye Team of the Week.

Gavin Conlon (Tullysaran)

Like a lot of the Tullysaran players, the highlight for 2020 will always be their demolition job of Sarsfields.

Conlon was on fire that day and recorded a personal tally of 1-4 as his side made their way comfortably into the last four.

While things didn’t go to plan against St Paul’s, Conlon still tagged on two points while also having a huge part to play in one of their early goals.

Eoin Woods (Carrickcruppen)

Another member of the youthful side Carrickcruppen fielded in the 2020 championship; Woods was superb for the Camlough men.

Helped his side see off Collegeland in their opener when the youngster hit 2-2 in their 3-8 to 0-8 victory.

Also played a blinder in the quarter final against St Paul’s and caused serious problems for the Lurgan sides defence.

Niall Henderson (Clan na Gael)

The link man of the championship winners, so much of what made Clan na Gael tick came through this man.

Henderson shone in all four of his sides victories and always led the Clans men from the front, creating chances and chipping in with the odd score.

His performance in the first half of the Intermediate Final was incredible and many defences just couldn’t cope with him this season.

Conor Hughes (Keady)

Wore the number thirteen on his back but Hughes usually played out around centre half forward for Keady.

He dominated a lot of games and his accuracy in front of the posts was brilliant, finishing with 0-12 in three games.

Hughes really took the fight to Clan na Gael in the semi-final, but Keady just couldn’t do enough to get a result.

Andrew Murnin (St Paul’s)

Murnin was the focal point of the St Paul’s attack this season and more often than not came up trumps for his side.

Played two amazing passes for both Ryan Lawless goals against Carrickcruppen while slicing over the insurance point at the end.

He again caused serious damage against Tullysaran and unfortunately for Murnin and his team, injury limited in influence in the final.

Eddie Mallon (Tullysaran)

A brilliant forward, the Tullysaran man was in great form this season and has a big say in leading his team to the last four.

Everything he touched turned to gold in the quarter final and Mallon finished the game with 0-4 to his name.

A sharpshooter, Mallon also showed his play-linking skills when he dropped back this season and attacked from deep.

Shane McPartlan (Clan na Gael)

A huge talent that took a lot of the scoring burden off Stefan Campbell, McPartlan was fantastic this year.

The full forward top scored for his side against Shane O’Neill’s and Clonmore, hitting 1-7 across the two games.

McPartlan caused serious headaches against each team he faced and brilliantly switched form the full forward line to playing further out the field.

James McCormack (Ballyhegan)

One of the fines of the championship, McCormack was electrifying for Ballyhegan this season.

They caused the shock of the year in beating Whitecross in round one, with McCormack contributing 2-5 of his sides 3-8.

Ballyhegan were well beaten by Keady but McCormack still performed well, and top scored once more with 0-5 of the 0-9 total.

Eoghan Daly (Tullysaran)

Worked tirelessly hard around the middle of the park for Tullysaran and tracked up and down the field each day out.

Daly also knew where the posts were as he hit four points, split evening across the Sarsfields and St Paul’s games.

Really stood up to be counted when this were going against his side in the semi final and kept driving his side forward.

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