Junior Team of the Year 2021

Ciaran McCann (Dorsey)

Dorsey gave one of the performances of the championship when they throw everything at Belleek in the semi-final.

They reached the last four on merit as they saw off Thomas Davis, when McCann made a match winning save and Redmond O’Hanlon’s.

Sean Finnegan (Belleek)

Finnegan often lined up against some of the best forwards in the division and held his own at all times.

The youngster also shot forward to get on the scoring chart, finishing the season with 0-2 to his name.

Stephen Finnegan (Belleek)

The captain of the side enjoyed an unforgettable 2021 campaign that ended with Finnegan raising the Sean Quinn Cup.

The Belleek skipper played a commanding role at the back and worked extremely hard in every contest.

Barry McGuirk (Dorsey)

The Dorsey defender was named The Sideline Eye Player of the Week for his heroics against Redmond O’Hanlon’s.

McGuirk was one of the key man-markers in the Dorsey defence as they saw off Thomas Davis and O’Hanlon’s to reach the last four.

Photo Credit: Sally Lennon

Patrick Quinn (Derrynoose)

Not the end to the season Derrynoose would have wanted and they will feel they could have got to the showpiece.

Quinn was outstanding throughout their campaign in the half back line and was a real driving force as well as a super defender for his side.

Ollie Hearty (Dorsey)

Manned the heart of the Dorsey defence as Seamus Loughran’s men came within a whisker of reaching the showpiece.

Hearty lead from the centre half back position and earned plenty of turnovers for his side throughout the championship.

Pauric McNaughton (Derrynoose)

Returned to the Derrynoose line up after tearing his ACL against Forkhill in the 2020 Junior Championship.

Attacked down the wing in each and every game but McNaughton never abandoned his defensive duties.

Callum O’Neill (Belleek)

His removal from action against Dorsey was a major blow for Belleek as he was dominating the game.

Made an instant impact when introduced against Cross IIs and kicked the insurance score that won the championship.

Photo Credit: Belleek

Martin Hearty (Dorsey)

Another standout performer in the Dorsey side that gave Belleek a real scare in the Junior semi-final.

The Dorsey captain was inspirational in getting his side to the last four and but his body on the line numerous times.

James McParland (Belleek)

Starred in the half forward line for Belleek as they claimed championship glory for the first time in 20 years.

Nailed three important frees against Dorsey as Belleek limped over the line in that semi-final clash.

Kevin Kelly (Dorsey)

The Dorsey attacker had a superb year at centre half forward, linking the play brilliantly for his team.

Even when things were looking bad against Belleek, Kelly was on top of his game and kept his side in touch.

Paul McKeown (Crossmaglen II)

McKeown was simply outstanding for Cross IIs. After all he has achieved, he was still giving everything for the cause.

Led the line against Eire Og, really came into the semi-final when needed and was dangerous against Belleek as well.

Photo Credit: John Merry

Drew McVerry (Belleek)

Started the championship campaign in eye catching style, nabbing a hat trick in the opening round against Mullabrack.

Ended that game with 3-3 to his name while he also scored a crucial goal in their win over Dorsey Emmets.

Aidan Mackin (Dorsey)

Made The Sideline Eye Team of the Week after a superb showing in the opening round against Thomas Davis.

Mackin ended the game with 1-5 to his name and continued that brilliant form right throughout the championship.

Aidan Davidson (Newtown)

Aidan Davidson was a massive game against Derrynoose as he led the forward line for Newtown through the compelling clash.

Knocked over five points as Newtown pushed Derrynoose all the way, only to lose out by two in the end.

Manager: Garreth Thornton (Belleek)

Finally got Belleek over the line as they ended a 20 year wait to become Junior champions of Armagh.

Thornton, in his second year as Belleek boss, had his side playing some fantastic football right throughout the campaign.