Armagh GAA Awards Show

Underage Referee of the Year: Stephen Murray

Hurling Referee of the Year: Ronan Harte

Football Referee of the Year: Kevin Faloon

Kevin Faloon picked up the Football Referee of the Year award and was also the man in the middle for the Senior Championship final between Maghery and Crossmaglen. Ronan Harte refereed the Junior Hurling Final and was awarded the Hurling Referee of the Year while Stephen Murray was named the Underage Referee of the Year.

Scor Club of the Year: St Patrick’s Cullyhanna

Volunteer of the Year: Sam McClatchey

Sam McClatchey of the Middletown club received the Volunteer of the Year award after years of service, providing assistance and stewarding around the Athletic Grounds.

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Junior Hurler of the Year: Tiarnan O’Hare

Senior Hurler of the Year: Nathan Curry

Craobh Rua and Middletown were crowned championship winners in 2020 and their Players of the Year also picked up the Man of the Match awards in their respective finals. Tiarnan O’Hare topped scored for the Camlough side, hitting 1-7 in the showpiece to help his team get over the line against Killeavy. Curry was also on fire in the Middletown strips and was inspirational in helping his side secure another championship crown.

Junior Footballer of the Year: Tony Canning

Intermediate Footballer of the Year: Stefan Campbell

Senior Footballer of the Year: Brian Fox

2020 was a year to remember for Forkhill as they finally got over the line in the Junior Championship, and Tony Canning was at the forefront of all that was good about his side. Their go-to man-marker, Canning done incredible jobs on some of the best forwards in the division.

Cometh the hour, cometh the man, and Stefan Campbell was the man for Clan na Gael in 2020. He guided them to Intermediate Championship success with two standout performances against Keady and particularly the final, hitting 0-14 across the two outings and claiming Man of the Match in the decider.

Maghery achieved something that hadn’t been done since 1982, they beat Crossmaglen in the county final. Brian Fox was inspirational in getting the Lough Shore men to that stage and his first half goal kept his side in the game. Finished the season with 2-5 across four games and gave his all for Maghery in 2020.

County Hurler of the Year: Nathan Curry

No surprise for anyone that saw Armagh in action this year as their captain and leader Nathan Curry was their driving force. He helped the Orchard County reach the Division 3A league final and while the Nicky Rackard Cup campaign didn’t go Armagh’s way, Curry still performed brilliantly.

County Footballer of the Year: Aidan Forker

One of Kieran McGeeney’s most trusted warriors, Aidan Forker had an incredible 2020 and has been recognised as one of the best defenders in Ulster, having been nominated for a PwC All-Star. He was one of the main reasons the Orchard County secured Division One football and has matured into a real leader within the squad.

Chairman’s Award: Paul Heaney and Kevin Fox (Armagh TV)

While 2020 was a year with several unexpected twists and turns, it was no surprise that Armagh towered above the rest by bringing games to the households of many. Armagh TV was never more important, and the team certainly rose to the challenge, led by Paul Heaney and Kevin Fox.

Paul is quite often the first man in the Athletic Grounds and the last to leave, such is his dedication to showing Armagh club games around the world. His partner in crime Kevin also works incredibly hard behind the scenes and the two men deserve a lot of credit for their efforts not only in 2020 but over the last several years!

Team of the Year:

  1. Caolan Hendron (Maghery)
  2. Tony Canning (Forkhill)
  3. Ciaran Higgins (Maghery)
  4. Stephen Cusack (Maghery)
  5. Brendan Haveron (Maghery)
  6. Peadar Nash (St Paul’s)
  7. Jamie Brady (Clan na Gael)
  8. Stephen Morris (Crossmaglen)
  9. Oisin O’Neill (Crossmaglen)
  10. Niall Henderson (Clan na Gael)
  11. Stefan Campbell (Clan na Gael)
  12. Stefan Forker (Maghery)
  13. Brian Fox (Maghery)
  14. Aidan Forker (Maghery)
  15. Cormac Toner (Forkhill)