Four Armagh men win College All-Stars

Four Armagh men were named as 2022 College All-Stars as the football and hurling teams were announced on Tuesday.

The Orchard County were represented on both teams, with two footballers and two hurlers earning All-Stars.

On the football team, Emmet Magee earned the right corner back spot for his performances playing for St Ronan’s Lurgan.

Magee was the captain of the St Ronan’s team for their MacRory Cup campaign. The Clann Eireann defender also captained Armagh to the Ulster minor semi-final last season.

Caolan Finnegan was the second Orchard star on the football side. ‘Stringer’ picked up a corner forward award following his displays in leading St Coleman’s to the quarter finals of the MacRory Cup.

The Crossmaglen sharpshooter was also part of the Armagh under 20 side this season, that lost their opening round tie against Donegal.

Finnegan lined out for the Rangers in the senior championship last season, making his debut in the preliminary round against Clan na Gael.

He finished the campaign with 1-4, his goal coming in the semi-final victory over Silverbridge. Both Finnegan and Magee have bright futures ahead of them.


Two Armagh hurlers also picked up College All-Star awards for their school performances in 2022.

Dual player Jake Toal claimed a corner back spot on the hurling team. Toal was part of the St Patrick’s Armagh side that reached the 2019 Casement Cup final.

A footballer with Grange, Toal also won the Senior hurling championship with Middletown last season.

Tomas Galvin of St Patrick’s Keady also picked up a hurling All-Star award. The Keady man was named at corner forward.

Galvin collected a McFarland Cup medal in 2018 caught the eye by hitting an incredible personal tally of 6-8 in the final.

Like Toal, Galvin is a talented dual star and both men will be ones to watch in the coming years.