Senior Team of the Year 2021

Eoghan Mulholland (Clann Eireann)

The Clann Eireann number one had an impressive season protecting the county champions goal.

Not only did he keep two clean sheets against Grange and Cross, but he would often be seen breaking forward as an extra man.

Conan O’Carroll (Clann Eireann)

He was named Player of the Week after making two goal line clearances against Grange in the opening round.

Also had brilliant performances against Maghery and Ballymacnab when he turned the ball over several times.

Shea Heffron (Clann Eireann)

His performance in the final was one of the highlights of the season as he defended heroically throughout.

Made a crucial, diving interception that helped turn the tide in the final and won his personal dual with Cian McConville.

Sean Garvey (Silverbridge)

The Silverbridge defender helped his side make the last four of the senior championship with wins over Dromintee and Cullyhanna.

He performed well against Crossmaglen and that display earned Garvey a place on The Sideline Eye Team of the Week and he was also named Player of the Week.

Photo Credit: John Merry

Ryan Kennedy (Ballymacnab)

Kennedy helped the Nab keep a clean sheet against Granemore and held Conor Turbitt to one point from play in the semi-final.

The full back also showed what he can do when breaking forward as he recorded scores against Pearse Og and Clann Eireann.

James Morgan (Crossmaglen)

Another brilliant year in the black and amber as James Morgan led Crossmaglen to their fourth final in as many years.

His runs from deep proved absolutely unstoppable and he even got on the scoresheet with a quality point in the final.

Barry McCambridge (Clann Eireann)

Went toe-to-toe with some of the best players in the county and held his own against Aidan Forker, Rory Grugan and Oisin O’Neill.

His best display came in the semi-final win over Ballymacnab, when he raced forward and rattled off 1-1.

Conor McConville (Clann Eireann)

McConville was one of the hardest workers throughout the campaign and often got back to help out the defence.

His line-breaking runs helped break down defences and proved incredibly difficult to halt for oppositions.

Photo Credit: John Merry

Rian O’Neill (Crossmaglen)

Simply unstoppable when in the mood, Rian O’Neill experience another brilliant year for Armagh and Crossmaglen.

The younger of the two O’Neill brothers finished the season as they championships top scorer with 3-21.

Daniel Magee (Clann Eireann)

Stood out against Ballymacnab in the last four, scoring two goals while setting up a third for Barry McCambridge.

His work rate was amazing in the first half against Cross as he made several important tackles. Finished the year with 2-2.

Ryan Henderson (Clann Eireann)

Starred in their ‘coming of age’ win over Maghery in a new quarter back role developed this year.

Had a major impact in the final, scoring a huge point and having a part to play in both the goals.

Tiernan Kelly (Clann Eireann)

Had a huge influence from centre half forward for the newly crowned champions and was extremely difficult to stop.

His surging runs broke down many defensive structures and he chipped in with 0-6 in the championship as well.

Cian McConville (Crossmaglen)

Perhaps didn’t have the best of finals, but was on form through the other four games the Rangers featured in.

Brought a hard-working edge to his game this year and finished the championship with 0-24 to his name.

Photo Credit: Sinead Snaps

Conor Turbitt (Clann Eireann)

The Man of the Match in the Senior Championship Final, Turbitt had a dream final as he finished with 0-8.

‘Turbo’ grabbed his only goal of the season in the opener against Grange and finished the campaign with 1-25.

Aidan Nugent (Cullyhanna)

Nugent was back with a bang as he starred for the South Armagh men in their narrow first round win over Mullaghbawn.

Hit 0-8 of his sides 0-9 that day and recorded a further 0-7 in the quarter final loss to Silverbridge.

Manager: Tommy Colman (Clann Eireann)

Coleman brought a youthful side to the top of the summit and did it impressively, seeing off Grange, Maghery, Ballymacnab and Cross.

His use of impacts subs worked a treat in the showpiece as both Jack Conlon and Ruairi McDonald hit the net.