Team of the Week – Week One

Carrai Devlin (Armagh)

The Granemore net-minder performed well in Croke Park on Sunday as Armagh lost out narrowly to Wexford. Devlin pulled off two incredible saves in the opening half when the yellow bellies were pouring on the pressure.

Clodagh McCambridge (Clann Eireann)

One of the best in the business. McCambridge lined up against her county teammate Kelly Mallon in a fascinating duel and just shaded the contest despite ending up on the losing side.

Catriona Kelly (Eire Og)

Kelly played in the sweeper role for Eire Og in their win over St Paul’s on Sunday and excelled. Intercepted plenty of attacks and was at her best when carrying the ball forward from defence.

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Louise Kenny (Shane O’Neill’s)

The Shane O’Neill’s captain is a real leader in the team, and she once again proved her worth on Sunday. While she ended up on the losing side, she never gave up and fought hard for her team.

Frances Quinn (Killeavy)

Killeavy strolled to Intermediate success at the weekend and Quinn was at the forefront of all that was good for her side. She wore the number 12 jersey but covered every blade of grass in the Athletic Grounds.

Laura Casey (St Peter’s)

Played midfield for the Lurgan ladies as they dominated Pearse Og in the Junior Championship semi-final. Worked tirelessly throughout the game and helped her side through to the decider.

Sinead Burke (Armagh Harps)

Such a strong, dominant presence in the Harps defence, Burke was once again on top of her game. She leads from the front at all times and is key to the Harps transition from defence to attack.

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Rian O’Neill (Crossmaglen)

Shifted between midfield and full forward, but no matter where O’Neill was, he caused problems. Finished the game was with five points, including two sensational long-range efforts.

Caroline O’Hanlon (Carrickcruppen)

Still one of the best around, O’Hanlon drove the Camlough side to another Senior Championship final. Not only does she rule the air, but she can burst forward to get on the score sheet as well.

Michael Toland (Clan na Gael)

A late addition to the starting line-up, Toland was key to the Clan na Gael gameplan. His movement in the forward line caused problems for Crossmaglen and he finished with a personal tally of 0-3.

Aimee Mackin (Shane O’Neill’s)

There isn’t much left to be said for Aimee Mackin, who continues to show why she’s the best forward in the country. The deadly Shane’s attacker claimed 2-11 of her sides 3-12 on Sunday against Carrickcruppen.

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Cian McConville (Crossmaglen)

Rotated across the forward line and couldn’t be tied down by Clans throughout the entire game. Hit 0-8 (2f) in a brilliant display and chipped over the insurance score after Clan na Gael nabbed a late goal.

Emer McCormick (St Peter’s)

One of many standout St Peter’s players from Sunday’s semi-final, McCormick was untouchable in the full forward line. Finished the game with 2-4 and just edges in ahead of her teammate Chloe Magill who grabbed 2-3.

Ciara Donnelly (Armagh)

The woman for the big occasion, Donnelly carried the fight for the Armagh Camogs in Sunday’s All-Ireland final. Unfortunate not to climb the steps of the Hogan, but Donnelly left it all on the field and rattled over 0-10.

Grainne Boylan (Killeavy)

Boylan was excellent in leading Killeavy to Intermediate success and was simply unmarkable. Rippled the net four times before the half time whistle and deservingly picked up the Player of the Match award.

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