The Team of the Week after the opening round of the Intermediate Championship. Ten teams are represented on the Team of the week.
JAMIE CARLISLE (CROSS II)
Was in fine form for Crossmaglen IIs in their defeat to Tullysaran. Carlisle helped the Rangers go ahead at the break with three long range frees in the opening half.
RYAN GRIBBEN (CUCHULAINNS II)
Picked up Danny Magee in a man marking role and held the Sean Treacy’s sharpshooter to just one point from play.
BRENDAN DONAGHY (CLONMORE)
Put his body on the line more than once for Clonmore but they just couldn’t get over the line against St Paul’s on Sunday.
RYAN MCQUILLAN (WOLFE TONES)
McQuillan was a late addition to the staring line up but excelled in defence for the Tones. Carried the ball forward brilliantly as well.
EMMET HAUGHIAN (ST PETER’S)
Was involved in so much that was good about St Peter’s. Even when things weren’t going their way, Haughian was still having an excellent impact.
JAMIE HAUGHEY (WOLFE TONES)
The Wolfe Tones joint captain led his side from start to finish and his point just after the break showcased his pace, power and accuracy.
EAMON MCCABE (SHANE O’NEILL’S)
Eventually got on the scoresheet near the end of the game but McCabe was constantly breaking forward and was part of a defence that kept a clean sheet.
BARRY SHANNON (FORKHILL)
Only for Shannon, Forkhill would be out of the championship. Held his nerve to bring the game to extra time and was in brilliant form around the middle.
RYAN GARVEY (CULLOVILLE)
Another excellent outing for Garvey as he kicked four points during the opening half to help Culloville into a commanding lead.
MARK MCPARLAND (BELLEEK)
McParland was Belleek’s main scoring threat up top and finished the game with 1-3 (from play) to his name.
GAVIN CONLON (TULLYSARAN)
Conlon nailed 0-8 of his sides final tally and was knocking over points for fun. Crossmaglen could do nothing to ease his involvement.
DARA QUINN (CULLOVILLE)
Was in fantastic form for Culloville as they eased past Keady in the opening round. Quinn finished top scorer for his side with 0-7.
NIALL CREANEY (ST PETER’S)
Had a really strong impact for St Peter’s and helps take some of the scoring burden off Niall McConville. Claimed 0-4 and was a constant threat against Annaghmore.
RUAIRI O’BRIEN (SHANE O’NEILL’S)
He didn’t play the full game, but O’Brien made the biggest impact. Slotted home 2-2 during the second half as Shane O’Neill’s ran away with the game.
EDDIE MALLON (TULLYSARAN)
Mallon was simply unplayable on Friday night as he led the Crossmaglen defence a merry dance. Finished with 0-9, six coming from open play.