Team of the Week – Week Five

Tiarnan McConville (Crossmaglen)

One of only two goalkeepers that didn’t concede a goal all weekend, McConville had another fine game between the sticks for Crossmaglen as they reached the last four.

Paudie Stuttard (Crossmaglen)

Stuttard has been handed a new role this season and is being used in the defence. His man-marking ability was on display against Killeavy and he excelled at corner back.

Ryan Kennedy (Ballymacnab)

Went toe-to-toe with Ogs dangerman Paul Duffy and came out on top of the duel. Also broke out of defense numerous times to offer an extra body going forward and kicked a fine score.

Shea Heffron (Clann Eireann)

Thwarted Maghery’s long ball tactic as he started at full back to mark Ronan Lappin. Heffrondealt with the job perfectly and forced a change of tactic from the opposition.

Aaron Kernan (Crossmaglen)

Kernan rolled back the years with a fine performance on Sunday and was one of the stand out players in Crossmaglen’s seven point win over Killeavy.

Ryan Henderson (Clann Eireann)

Probably the best performer on the field in the first of the senior quarter finals. Henderson’s experience allowed him to control the tempo of the game from around the middle.

David Lavery (Maghery)

While the Maghery captain ended up on the losing side, he battled right until the final whistle. His pace caused Clann Eireann problems when the half back burst forward.

Ross McQuillan (Cullyhanna)

Unfortunately finished the game on the line but McQuillan had a huge say up until that point. His soaring speed split the Silverbridge defence open several times.

Rory Grugan (Ballymacnab)

A more defensive role than we’ve come accustomed to with Grugan, he put in a massive shift on Sunday and his tackling ability often goes unnoticed.

Sean Conlon (Silverbridge)

One of the starring youngster in the Silverbridge side, Conlon rattled off 1-1 in an impressive display. His work ethic is second to none and he showed that once again at the weekend.

Ciaron O’Hanlon (Killeavy)

O’Hanlon stood up when Killeavy needed a leader and his two quick fire points got his side level with Crossmaglen, although that’s as close as they could get.

Ruairi Duffy (Pearse Og)

Top scored for the Ogs in their one point defeat to Ballymacnab on Sunday. Nailed four points with his trusty left foot and offered a good outlet on the half forward line.

Sean Rock (Silverbridge)

Silverbridge played out a thrilling contest with Cullyhanna on Saturday with seven goals scored. Rock was responsible for two of those and helped turn the tide in his side’s favour.

Cian McConville (Crossmaglen)

McConville was again superb in Crossmaglen’s win over Killeavy and kicked six points (five from play) to finish the game as the top scorer. Always a serious threat to oppositions defence.

Ryan Watters (Ballymacnab)

Scored the goal of the weekend with an outstanding effort that flew into the top corner. Worked very hard for his team throughout the game and also nailed an important free.