Danny delighted to be named Hurler of the Year

Following a superb 2021, Danny Magee received the County Hurler of the Year award for his displays last season.

Magee picked up his award at Armagh GAA’s annual awards night last Friday evening.

The Sean Treacy’s sharpshooter enjoyed a brilliant season and top scored for Armagh in their Nicky Rackard Cup run.

“I suppose I’ll make a point here contrary to what the photo looks like, I was actually quite happy to receive that award. My family and my friends were very proud as well. It was a great moment to achieve that.”

“We’ve (Sean Treacy’s) actually underwent a lot of time and effort into our underage set up. We have a couple of guys now representing on the county. Caolan McCann, Kane Laverty, myself my brother Reece was involved last year.”

“It’s good, especially in a town like Lurgan which has no shortage of Gaelic clubs but we’re the only hurling club there really.”

“Portadown (St Malachy’s) have started up again recently which is good. These underage kids have something to aspire towards when you see the likes of myself and others winning awards.”

“It gives them something to aspire to and hopefully one day they’ll be wanting to get themselves into an Armagh jersey and represent the county as well.”

Five goals

Danny Magee scored 8-12 throughout the entire season, with five of those goals coming against Leitrim. The Armagh ace points to that game as a personal highlight.

“Last year was probably one of my most prolific years in terms of scoring. That being said I can’t go without recognising my teammates who ultimately put me on the pedestal to be able to be nominated for that.”

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“I think it’s the most I’ve ever scored in a senior competitive game. The five goals probably stole the headlines but there were a lot of guys working really, really hard that day.

“I do recall it was a very, very hot day and we went down to 14 men quite early on. Paddy McBride strikes a name that day. I remember at one stage he was taking the ball off two, three Leitrim men.”

“Everything I touched that day really did turn to gold dust and in hindsight probably did steal the headlines. It was just one of them days where everything I touched just went for me.”