Check out the 2022 The Sideline Eye Intermediate Team of the Year as voted for by our followers over the last week!
PAURIC MCGLONE (TULLYSARAN)
McGlone was in magnificent form all throughout the championship and made some great eye-catching saves.
He pulled off two fantastic stops against Belleek in the quarter final that kept Tullysaran in the championship.
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.
PAURIC 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.
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.
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.
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.
NIALL MCCORRY (ST PAUL’S)
His fetching ability in the county final was outstanding and he certainly rose to the occasion for St Paul’s.
He was their star man against Clonmore in the opening round and carried that form with him for the remainder of the campaign.
CIARAN MACKIN (SHANE O’NIELL’S)
His beautifully weighted ball into Paul O’Rourke created history as the Shane’s just about got over the line.
Played at full back that day but all his best work was when he drove out of defence and created attacks.
DARA QUINN (CULLOVILLE)
Quinn is quickly becoming one of the best prospects in Armagh football and had another brilliant season.
The youngster top scored for Culloville throughout the championship and finished the year with 1-16.
AODHAN CONLON (SHANE O’NEILL’S)
Pulled the strings for Shane O’Neill’s and was an important part of their championship winning team.
Conlon also chipped in with a few important scores, including a three-pointer against Culloville in the semi-final.
PAUL O’ROURKE (SHANE O’NEILL’S)
O’Rourke will go down in Shane O’Neill’s as a legend following his flicked championship-winning goal.
His performances were top notch throughout the championship, and he recorded a brilliant 4-12, finishing as second highest scorer.
SEAN MCCREESH (BELLEEK)
The Intermediate scoring charts speak for themselves. McCreesh scored more than anyone else and failed to reach the semi-finals.
He was in unstoppable form against Forkhill twice and Tullysaran and finished the campaign with 0-26.
ANDREW MURNIN (ST PAUL’S)
Could do little else in the final to get St Paul’s over the line but it just didn’t work out on the day for the Lurgan lads.
Murnin was the difference for St Paul’s in all their championship games and was a constant threat at full forward.
RUAIRI O’BRIEN (SHANE O’NEILL’S)
Picked up the Man of the Match award in the final and had a super first season at senior level for Shane O’Neill’s.
The 18-year-old finished the season with 2-16, with both goals coming in the opening round against Whitecross.