Jamie Sheridan (Madden)
Pulled off two amazing saves, his first keeping Madden ahead during the opening period. Sheridan played as an extra outfield player for large parts of the game and will be disappointed not to have kicked a point.
Jamie Cosgrove (Killeavy)
Excelled as Killeavy saw off Annaghmore 1-14 to 0-8 at the weekend. His speed breaking out from defence is often breath-taking while he pulled off a superb diving block to ensure his side kept a clean sheet.
Brian McIlmurray (Maghery)
A new position for the Maghery man, and a surprise tactical switch from Finnian Moriarty. McIlmurray is best known as a full forward, but he lined out at the opposite square and defended the Harps’ long ball tactic brilliantly.
Conan O’Carroll (Clann Eireann)
Clann Eireann kept a clean sheet against Grange on Sunday, and the Lurgan team have O’Carroll to thank. Not once, but twice the young corner back cleared the ball off the goal line when a three-pointer looked secured.
James Morgan (Crossmaglen)
A driving force behind so many Crossmaglen attacks and he particularly stood up when Madden were playing the better football. Could have scored a goal and held his man scoreless from play.
Kieran Doyle (Granemore)
Doyle was hugely instrumental in Granemore’s second half comeback against Ballymacnab, although they just came up short in the end. The centre half back used his pace and power to good effect throughout the 60 minutes.
Aaron Duffy (Silverbridge)
The wing half back was virtually unmarkable for long periods of Silverbridge’s clash with Dromintee and constantly created overlaps for his side. Kicked a huge point as well as Silverbridge sneaked through to the last eight.
Ben Crealey (Maghery)
Worked incredibly hard around the centre of the park as the reigning county champions held off a resurgent Armagh Harps in the second half. Crealey’s return to fitness will be massive for Maghery for the remainder of their season.
Rian O’Neill (Crossmaglen)
Could be a permanent fixture in the Team of the Week over the next few weeks as he has been in terrific form early in the championship. Was the main difference in his sides win over Madden, kicking 2-6.
Justin Kieran (Grange)
The Grange attack had the beating of the Clann Eireann defence for long periods of Sunday’s opening round and Kieran stood out up top. Struck eight points and hit several classy scores throughout the game.
Niall McConville (St Peter’s)
Only Rian O’Neill matched McConville’s individual scoring tally at the weekend as the St Peter’s attacker also recorded 2-6. McConville was the main reason for his sides rival in the final quarter.
Conor McConville (Clann Eireann)
The lanky wing half forward spent a lot of his time around the middle of the field and won plenty of primary possession for his side. Created his sides first goal and had a massive impact on the game.
Conor Turbitt (Clann Eireann)
Perhaps not his best outing, but Conor Turbitt was still hugely influential in the Clann Eireann attack. Top scored with 1-5 and unselfishly set up Oran McCafferty for the final goal of the game.
Aidan Nugent (St Patrick’s)
Great to see Nugent back on the field of play and he was back with a bang. Scored 0-8 of his sides 0-9 and bounced back brilliantly to kick the winning score after missing a penalty just moments before.
Eddie English (Mullaghbawn)
Unfortunate to end up on the losing side, Eddie English was a constant threat to the Cullyhanna goals. Top scored for his team on the day during his shoot-out with Aidan Nugent, scoring 0-5.