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PADRAIC HILLEN (SHANE O’NEILL’S)
Led Shane O’Neill’s to Intermediate Championship glory this season with a string of good displays throughout the campaign.
Hillen was the leader in the defence and his positional sense and good decision making were vital for the Shane’s.
ODHRAN MAGILL (ST PAUL’S)
Wore ten on his back but Magill spent most of his championship campaign helping out the St Paul’s rear guard.
Popped up with a point against Wolfe Tones in the quarter final and had a strong performance in the decider.
JAMES MADDEN (TULLYSARAN)
Madden has become a mainstay in the heart of the Tullysaran defence and enjoyed a great year at centre half back.
Moved into full back against St Paul’s to pick up Andrew Murnin and eventually got to grips with the Armagh star.
GREG MCCABE (SHANE O’NEILL’S)
His controversial county final red card shouldn’t diminish the great year that McCabe had in the green and white.
He put the shackles on Niall McConville, quietened Ryan Garvey and second a goal inside the first 20 seconds of the final.
JONATHAN MCCARRON (WOLFE TONES)
The Tones exited the Intermediate championship after extra time against St Paul’s in the quarter final and pushed their Lurgan neighbours all the way.
McCarron was superb at centre half back for Peter Nugent’s men and covered the defence brilliantly.
CONOR MCKEVITT (BELLEEK)
Bombed forward at each and every opportunity for Belleek and was a real handful for every team they faced.
He hit three points from wing half back in three outings and was always full of running for his side.
EAMON MCCABE (SHANE O’NEILL’S)
Perhaps an unsung hero of the Shane O’Neill’s side, McCabe was a crucial part of their championship winning campaign.
The roaming wing half back scored in three of their four games and was always a threat bombing forward.
PEADAR NASH (ST PAUL’S)
Perhaps didn’t go on as many foraying runs up the first as he used to, but Nash was still an important cog in the St Paul’s team.
His kicking ability is superb to watch, and he always provides an attacking threat coming from deep.
JAMES KING (CULLOVILLE)
Another superb year for the Culloville youngster, James King has proven to be an effective attacking threat from wing half back.
He scored 0-5 in total in the championship, three of those points coming against Shane O’Neill’s in the semi-final.
BRENDAN DONAGHY (CLONMORE)
Age is just a number when it comes to Brendan Donaghy and his light continues to shine for Clonmore.
He was excellent in their one-point first round defeat to St Paul’s as Clonmore pushed the eventual finalists all the way.