Junior Team of the Year – Forwards

Drew McVerry (Belleek)

Part of a deadly Belleek full-forward line, McVerry was a serious threat to opposition defences throughout the championship.

Top scored for his side in their opening round clash against Clady when the nippy full forward recorded 1-5 from play.

Also chipped in with another goal in the semi-final win over Newtown when he finished with 1-1 to his name.

Darren King (Forkhill)                          

Played some terrific stuff for the Forkhill men throughout the championship campaign that perhaps went unnoticed.

Often held the half forward line on his own as other forwards dropped deep and he provided an outlet for his team.

Scored two of the most important goals in Forkhill history, one in both finals as they eventually got their hands on the Sean Quinn Cup.

Conor McNally (Derrynoose)

Not the ending to the year that Derrynoose would have hoped for but McNally still put in a good shift for his side.

The 2019 Junior Footballer of the Year was in incredible form against Crossmaglen IIs and was involved in most of the Derrynoose scores.

Didn’t have his best day against Forkhill in the semis, but still chipped in with four pointed frees as his side crashed out.

Benny Davidson (Newtown)

One of the oldest and most experienced players in the Junior Championship, Davidson led by example for his side.

Was crucial in their win over Corrinshego in the quarter final, hitting 1-5 of his sides overall tally of 2-9.

The semi-final proved to be a disaster for St Michael’s as they only recorded 0-3, with Davidson the only scorer on the day.

Sean McCreesh (Belleek)

The main man in the Belleek attack, Sean McCreesh was in fantastic form for his side in their run to the championship final.

His movement and accuracy in front of the post made him a nightmare for defences and he was a reliable free taker.

Top scored in his sides win over Dorsey with 1-6 and 0-6 against Newtown while contributing 1-7 across both county finals.

Jemar Hall (Forkhill)

A lot was expected of Jemar Hall in the Junior Championship and he delivered for Forkhill in the 2020 season.

Gave two man of the match displays against Eire Og and Derrynoose as he top-scored on both occasions.

Landed the crucial levelling point against Belleek to bring the game to extra time with a massive kick off his weaker left foot.

Callum Kieran (Crossmaglen IIs)

The go-to dangerman in the Crossmaglen attack, Kieran was a handful for defences throughout the championship.

Hit top form in his sides 0-18 to 0-16 win over Redmond O’Hanlon’s as he top scored for his side to see them through.

Their quarter final clash against Derrynoose didn’t go to plan, but Kieran still recorded 0-3 of their 1-5 tally.

James McParland (Belleek)

The final link of the deadly Belleek inside trio, McParland was also in brilliant form throughout the championship.

A real eye for goal, McParland rattled the net three times during the campaign, against Clady, Newtown and Forkhill (replay).

His goal in the championship final was crucial in bringing his side back into the game and he could have had a further two goals that evening.

Cormac Toner (Forkhill)

Man of the Match in the championship final for a reason, Toner proved himself as one of the best attackers at this level.

Was involved in all four of his sides goals in the championship, scoring two himself while playing the last pass for the other two.

His two goals came in the replay against Belleek as he proved unmarkable, finishing the game with 2-1 to his name.

Davey McCreesh (Derrynoose)

Offered the Derrynoose attack a different dimension at the edge of the square and aided Conor McNally up front.

Scored an unbelievable penalty in his sides huge win over Crossmaglen IIs, but it was his performance the next day out that was so impressive.

McCreesh had a 100% record with his first four shots against Forkhill and ended the game with 0-5 after a brilliant display.

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