Armagh LGFA announce Players of the Year

On Friday night, Armagh LGFA announced their joint players of the year for the 2020 season that saw Ronan Murphy’s side deliver an Ulster title.

The hardworking Catherine Marley and warrior full back Clodagh McCambridge were the recipients of the awards.

Both players featured in all of Armagh’s ten games across league and championship throughout the season.

Armagh gave several promising and memorable displays in the championship and deservingly powered their way to an All-Ireland semi-final.

McCambridge and Marley had huge roles to play in securing their sides place in the last four, with key roles against Tyrone and Mayo.

Marley’s late goal against the Westerners guaranteed victory for the orchard county while McCambridge made a stunning turnover near the end of the game.

The Clann Eireann full back was also named player of the match by Jerome Quinn after her heroic showing against Tyrone in the first round of the Ulster Championship.

She displayed serious bravery with numerous blocks and turnovers in that game while Marley also chipped in with a first half goal.

The two girls were electrifying in the Ulster Final against Monaghan, both giving huge displays to get Armagh over the line in Clones.

By the end of the season, Catherine Marley had racked up a personal tally 3-6, with 2-6 coming during the championship.

Other awards handed out on Friday evening were for ‘County Volunteer for the Year’, picked up by Margaret McCorry of Wolfe Tones.

“Margaret is our County Registrar and has also taken on the role of development for the incoming year, always eager to help in anyway.”

Margaret was also on hand to receive the award for ‘Club of the Year’, which Wolfe Tones secured for 2020.

“Wolfe Tones are a fairly new club on the scene established in 2017 and three years later fielding U12.5, U14.5 and a first ever senior team this year, whilst also running a successful U6/U8/U10 academy.”

“Wolfe Tones have been very good to the County cause providing their top class facilities for neutral games and a training venue for Armagh Seniors. Wolfe Tones also supply the County Board with working members and match officials.”

The award for ‘Referee of the Year’ went to Clann Eireann’s Denise McDonald, an award voted for by the clubs in the county.

“Denise has been refereeing for quite a few years at all age levels, continues to make herself available for our games and was honoured with the Junior Final in a first ever All Female Official Line up this year.”