2022 Junior Team of the Year

Check out the 2022 The Sideline Eye Junior Team of the Year as voted for by our followers over the last week!


Lissummon had an outstanding season in 2022, finishing 3rd in the league and going all the way to the Junior Championship final.

Doran was in great form throughout the campaign and kept a clean sheet in their quarter final victory over Thomas Davis.


Derrynoose’s go-to man-marker, Quinn was a huge reason for Derrynoose not conceding a goal throughout the entire championship.

The Armagh County hurler starred in all four of his side championship outings as they lifted the Sean Quinn Cup.


Commanded the full back position for Derrynoose as they kept four clean sheets throughout the championship.

McGurgan was a crucial part of the Derrynoose defence and helped Paul Doyle’s men to championship glory.

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Paddy Kelly was the man who captained Derrynoose to a league and championship double this season.

Usually played in the sweeper position and was a massive reason while his sides goal was never breached.


An important member of the Derrynoose have back line that was a superb platform for attacks throughout the championship.

Always full of running and constantly performing at a high level, McNaughton was a key member of Paul Doyle’s side.


Mullabrack may have been disappointed by their overall performance against An Port Mor, but James Rice excelled.

He slotted in at corner back and done a great job on dangerman Cormac Kieran and also got up to kick a point.

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One of a number of youngsters that really added to the Derrynoose team this year and helped them over the line.

Lennon blended his pace with superb footballing ability and carried an attacking threat from the half back line.


The Lissummon captain guided his side to the Junior Championship final as they experienced a great season. Quinn proved a real powerhouse around the middle and his hard work around that area was crucial for Lissummon this year.

He formed a solid partnership with Damian O’Hagan in the centre of the park for Seamus Loughran’s men.


Missed the opening round of the championship against Killeavy II but O’Hagan was a great addition to the team for the rest of the campaign.

O’Hagan was also well fit to kick a score when in range and was one of five Lissummon scorers in the final.

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Started the championship with a great showing against St Michael’s and continued that form throughout the campaign.

Fox worked extremely hard around the middle of the field and added plenty of pace to that sector for Derrynoose.


Picked up the Man of the Match award in the final and that topped off a memorable year for David McCreesh.

With Conor McNally confined to an impact sub role, McCreesh stepped up and led the line for Derrynoose.


Another one of the youngsters that helped drive the Derrynoose team to the double league and championship success.

Mone was fantastic at wing half forward and drove up and down the pitch constantly in every game. He also chipped in with a couple of scores as well.

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Cormac Kieran gave an incredible individual display in the opening round of the championship.

An Port Mor saw off O’Hanlon’s with ease and Kieran top scored and recoded a personal tally of 1-6.


Lissummon’s go-to sharpshooter in the forward line, Matthews was a huge threat for opposition defences.

It was his two early goals against An Port Mor that secured Lissummon’s place in the showpiece and he was superb all year.


The youngster had a great year in the forward line for Middletown and quiet often proved their main scoring outlet.

Sean Og McGuinness, like a lot of the Middletown side, juggled hurling and football commits and excelled in both codes this year.