Senior Team of the Year – Forwards

Aidan Forker (Maghery)

The Man of the Match in the Senior Championship Final, Forker was immense in guiding Maghery over the line.

Claimed the goal of the season with an unbelievable effort in that game and finished with 1-3 on the day.

Ended the year as Maghery’s top scorer with 1-10, also hit a crucial score to bring the game to extra time against Clann Eireann.

Rian O’Neill (Crossmaglen)

O’Neill once again helped his side reach the Championship decider and was crucial to the Crossmaglen cause.

Finished with 0-11 to his name at the end of the season, scoring in each one of Crossmaglen’s four game.

Was forced to play at centre-field in the absence of Stephen Morris in the county final and performed brilliantly.

Joe Sheridan (Madden)

A great season in the red and black of Madden, Sheridan displayed his potential in the two games his side featured in.

Hit three points and covered every blade of grass in the Athletic Grounds as Madden defeated Ballymacnab in round one.

Was again on the scoresheet the next day out, hitting 2-1 against Pearse Ogs, but it wasn’t enough to help Madden over the line.

James Freeman (Pearse Ogs)

A dangerous forward for Pearse Ogs, Freeman was hugely influential in helping his side to the last four.

Made The Sideline Eye Team of the Week after his performance against Cullyhanna, hitting 0-4 from play.

Freeman’s speed caused huge headaches for each defence he faced this season and often its the oppositions best marker that picks him up.

Brian Fox (Maghery)

Has been a key performer in the Maghery ranks for some time now and continues to perform at a high level.

Breaks forward at pace from deep and his direct running style causing problems for each and every defence.

Rattled the net in the county final and also raised a green flag in the first round against Dromintee, ending the year with 2-5.

Caolan McConville (Killeavy)

Was the main scoring threat in a reformed Killeavy side that went on a run to the championship semi-final.

McConville finished the year with 1-9 to his name, the joint third highest scorer throughout the senior championship.

Grabbed an early goal from the penalty spot against Grange while kicking three points in each of his three outings

Shea Loye (Mullaghbawn)

Played really well in both of Mullaghbawn’s Senior Championship outings this season and finished their top scorer for the year.

Loye was in fantastic form in the first round against Annaghmore and scored 1-7 of his sides 4-13 on the day.

He was the only Mullaghbawn player to get on the scoresheet against Crossmaglen, hitting all of his sides 0-10.

Cian McConville (Crossmaglen)

McConville just keeps getting better and is now recognised as one of the best inside forwards in the county.

The corner forward was heroic in the semi final win against Killeavy when the Cross backs were against the ropes.

McConville tagged on 0-4 , finishing his sides top scorer on the day and saw on the year with 1-12 to his name.

Anto Duffy (Pearse Ogs)

Duffy played a huge role in getting Pearse Ogs into the semi-finals for the first time in quite a few years.

Stationed at full-forward, Duffy hit 1-1 in his sides first round win over Cullyhanna and caused plenty of problems at the edge of the square.

Duffy finished the season as Pearse Ogs top scorer with 1-5 and a lot of their attacking play was centred around him.

Ciaron O’Hanlon (Killeavy)

Struggled with a hamstring injury in the early rounds of the championship campaign but was in unbelievable form against Crossmaglen.

When sent to the inside line, O’Hanlon ran riot, and the Cross defence couldn’t get near the Killeavy dangerman.

O’Hanlon hit two incredible points and was instrumental in the Killeavy comeback, when they hit seven unanswered points to get back on level terms.

Dara O’Callaghan (Crossmaglen)

Burst on to the scene this year and deserving claimed a starting spot in an extremely strong Crossmaglen forward line.

Young O’Callaghan kicked a monster score in the county final and finished the year with 0-9 to his name.

His two scores at the death against Killeavy demonstrated his nerve and quality and he’s a player we will get used to seeing for years to come.

Stefan Forker (Maghery)

Part of the Maghery side that defeated Crossmaglen in the final to claim their second ever championship crown.

Forker hit two points in the showpiece while also setting up Ronan Lappin’s game-winning goal.

His best performance came in the first half against Pearse Ogs were he drove over three incredible points, all from 45 yards out.

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