Team of the Week – Week Four

Blaine Hughes (Carrickcruppen)

Helped his side edge out Wolfe Tones in their quarter final clash, scoring one point in the process. Played his ‘sweeper keeper’ role once again and his kick out to create the Carrickcruppen goal was one of the highlights of the game.

Sean Finnegan (Belleek)

Still hugely inexperienced at this level, the 18-year-old performed brilliantly in a Belleek defence that kept a clean sheet against Lissummon on their way to securing their spot in the semi-final.

Barry McGuirk (Dorsey)

Dorsey Emmets booked their place in the last four of the Junior Championship with a 1-17 to 1-11 win over Redmond O’Hanlon’s on Sunday. McGuirk lead a brilliant defensive display in the full back line.

James Madden (Tullysaran)

Madden’s second inclusion in the 2021 Team of the Week, he gave another fabulous performance in the Tullysaran defence. Handed the duty of keeping tabs on Jemar Hall, Madden won the battle and helped propel his side to victory.

Oisin Flynn (Forkhill)

One of the only Forkhill players that will be content with his performance, the raiding wing half back was a thorn in the Tullysaran side. Flynn bombed forward on numerous occasions and finished the game as their second top scorer with two points.

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Patrick Quinn (Derrynoose)

It was an unconvicting win for Derrynoose as they limped past Killeavy in the quarter final. Quinn was a bright spark for Brian Hamilton’s men and nailed the game-winning goal in the second half.

Sean McAlinden (Sarsfields)

Covered every blade of grass in Abbey Park as Sarsfields comfortably saw off Whitecross to reach the semi-finals. Bombed forwarded on every occasion and won his fair share of breaking balls around the middle.

Niall Rowland (Culloville)

Every positive thing about Culloville came through Rowland who powered his side over the line. Hit 0-3 from midfield and created several more opportunities, but most importantly fired over the match-winning score.

Eamon McGeown (Sarsfields)

A huge figure for the High Moss side in the middle of the field as his team dominated the Whitecross kickouts. Nailed one of the scores of the game when he turned the ball over in defence and burst forward to swing his first of two.

Joseph Burke (Cuchulainns IIs)

Was unstoppable in the Cuchulainns forward line as they just about got over Middletown in the Junior preliminary round. Burke was the star man from start to finish and ended the game with 0-11 to his name.

Paul McKeown (Crossmaglen IIs)

For all Paul McKeown has achieved, his wiliness to work and show for the ball is commendable. Although better known as a defender, he performed brilliantly as an outlet from centre half forward and won the majority of passes sent his direction.

Eoin Woods (Carrickcruppen)

Woods is one of a bunch of quality youngsters coming through the Cruppen ranks and showed his talent against the Tones. Claimed three first half points and rattled the net with a powerful strike to put the result beyond doubt.

Dara Quinn (Culloville)

Dara Quinn was electrifying in the Culloville attack, particularly during the opening period. Made the most of a strong breeze behind his back to slot over two long range points and reacted quickest to fire the ball into the St Paul’s net.

Mark McKeever (Tullysaran)

Top scored for Tullysaran with 0-4 as they saw off Forkhill on their way to the semi-finals. McKeever also created their first half goal, playing through Eddie Mallon who was fouled before Gavin Conlon slotted home the resulting penalty.

Eoin McConville (St Paul’s)

Gave an exhibition of long-range shooting against the wind and carried the fight to Culloville throughout Sunday’s quarter final. McConville top scored for the Lurgan men and worked hard throughout the game.