RIAN O’NEILL (CROSSMAGLEN)
O’Neill enjoyed another great year in the black and amber as they regained the throne in the Orchard County. Played most of his football with 15 on his back, but he mostly operated around the middle of the field.
Hit 0-19 across four games and his quick thinking created the goal in the decider that handed Cross a huge advantage.
CATHAL BOYLAN (KILLEAVY)
Scored in every one of Killeavy’s three championship outings against Madden, Clan na Gael and Granemore.
Boylan hit two really important scores that looked to have dragged his team back into the contest in the semi-final. It wasn’t to be in the end.
SHANE MCPARTLAND (CLAN NA GAEL)
May have only played two games, but McPartland was one of the outstanding players in the senior championship.
The Clans midfielder hit 0-14 in two outings against Carrickcruppen and Killeavy, almost dragging his side to the last four. His performance in the championship earned him a call up into Kieran McGeeney’s Armagh squad.
CONOR GRIMLEY (MADDEN)
Grimley top scored for Madden in the championship with 0-10 across two games against Grange and Killeavy.
He had a great performance the first day out against Grange. Grimley kicked some incredible scores and chipped in with 0-4 against Killeavy.
STEPHEN MORRIS (CROSSMAGLEN)
His fielding ability around the middle of the field is unmatched throughout the county and Morris gave a string of fine performances this season.
The Crossmaglen captain led from the front and even chipped in with a score in the semi-final against Maghery.
DECLAN LOYE (MULLAGHBAWN)
Gave an outstanding man of the match performance in the opening round as Mullaghbawn defeated reigning champions Clann Eireann.
His full-length block at the end of the game was one of the highlights of the championship and secure a brilliant win for Mullaghbawn.