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GERARD KELLY (AN PORT MOR)
Helped his An Port Mor team reach the last four of the Junior Championship, although their campaign was ultimately ended by Lissummon. Kelly kept clean sheets in their opening round wins over O’Hanlon’s and Mullabrack.
Two early goals from Lissummon put the Blackwatertown men on the back foot. But Kelly still enjoyed a good season between the sticks for An Port Mor in 2022.
STEPHEN MCKINLEY (DERRYNOOSE)
McKinley was a huge addition to the Derrynoose team this season, helping them achieve league and championship glory. Derrynoose didn’t concede a single goal throughout the championship and that was huge in getting over the line.
The former Mullaghbawn netminder pulled off a fantastic double save in their semi-final win over Middletown, perhaps their toughest test and made another crucial save in the second half to keep Derrynoose in contention.
NIALL GEOGHEGAN (MIDDLETOWN)
Former Armagh goalkeeper Niall Geoghegan was between the sticks for Middletown this season. He helped his team reach the last four of the Junior Championship but came up short against the eventual winners Derrynoose.
Geoghegan, a regular outfield player down through the years for Middletown, kept two clean sheets against Clady and Eire Og in their run to the semi-finals. His kickouts came up trumps throughout the campaign and Geoghegan experienced a great season in goals.
MICHAEL DORAN (LISSUMMON)
Lissummon had an outstanding season in 2022, finishing 3rd in the league and making it all the way to the Junior Championship final. Seamus Loughran’s side were eventually defeated by Paul Doyle’s Derrynoose in the decider.
Doran was in great form throughout the campaign and kept a clean sheet in their quarter final victory over Thomas Davis. Killeavy netted a consolation three-pointer in the first-round while Derrynoose were too strong all round in the showpiece.