Armagh’s Aidan Forker receives All-Star nomination

Armagh’s Aidan Forker has received an All-Star nomination for his efforts in the orange and white in 2020.

The Maghery native is the only Armagh player selected as a PwC All-Star nominee, which were announced this morning.

This is Armagh’s fifth nomination in four years, with Rian O’Neill (shortlisted for young Player of the Year) and Jarly Og Burns selected last season.

Rory Grugan was an All-Star candidate in 2018 while Jamie Clarke also got his name put forward the year before.

Aidan Forker was a main driving force behind his side getting to division one and was outstanding for Armagh last year.

While Kieran McGeeney’s side had a short championship campaign, Forker did enough to be recognised for his efforts.

The attack-minded defender missed just one of Armagh’s eleven outings this season, the round two league clash against Laois.

He is one of the toughest defenders in Ulster and relishes the man-marking roles handed to him by Kieran McGeeney.

The 29-year-old excelled against Derry in the Ulster Championship, outscoring his marker Niall Loughlin from play, with two points to one.

In the semi-final he as detailed with one of the hardest jobs in county football, keeping Michael Murphy quiet.

Once more the Maghery man stuck to his task rigidly and kept the Donegal star scoreless from open play.

Forker is also in line to pick up an Irish News All-Star award while some of his Orchard County teammates have also been nominated.

Ryan Kennedy, Oisin O’Neill, Rory Grugan and Jamie Clarke are all in with a chance of winning an Irish News All-Star.