Check out the 2022 The Sideline Eye Senior Team of the Year as voted for by our followers over the last week!
KEVIN KELLY (GRANEMORE)
Kept three clean sheets in the championship and helped Granemore reach their first ever senior decider.
Pulled off a fine save in the opening round against Pearse Og which turned the game and only conceded against Cross in the final.
DARREN CARR (GRANEMORE)
Carr was joint captain of the Granemore team this year and led by example right throughout the championship.
He may have worn eight on his back but played in defence and had a really strong campaign. His best display came against Mullaghbawn in the quarter final
ROSS FINN (GRANEMORE)
Granemore’s specialist man-marker, Finn was simply outstanding this season and was key for Niall McAleenan’s men.
Finn was one of the main reasons Granemore kept three clean sheets. He also got the better of Jamie Clarke in the final.
THOMAS DUFFY (CROSSMAGLEN)
Was Crossmaglen’s go-to man-marker in the defence and performed that role brilliantly throughout the championship.
Duffy was one of a number of youngsters that picked up their first county medal with a number of eye-catching performances.
CATHAL O’HARE (GRANEMORE)
Top scored from corner back for Granemore in their first ever senior showpiece with three points all from play.
O’Hare didn’t forget his defensive duties and pulled off an important goal line block in the semi-final against Killeavy.
KARL MCQUAID (GRANEMORE)
His first year in the green and white, McQuaid put in a number of notable performances and was the driving force behind Granemore.
His ability to break the lines at pace and carry the ball forward were all huge additions to the Granemore set up.
KIERAN DOYLE (GRANEMORE)
Had a number of really good games throughout the season and peaked in the semi-final victory over Killeavy.
Turned the ball over countless times and won his personal dual with Conor O’Neill as they reached the showpiece.
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.
RIAN O’NEILL (CROSSMAGLEN)
O’Neill enjoyed another great year in the black and amber as they regained the throne in the Orchard County.
Hit 0-19 across four games and his quick thinking created the goal in the decider that handed Cross a huge advantage.
CAOLAN FINNEGAN (CROSSMAGLEN)
His season will likely be best remembered for the two sensational goals he scored at the start and end of the championship.
His three-pointer against Silverbridge saw Cross over that challenge and he netted again in the final against Granemore.
JASON O’NEILL (GRANEMORE)
Was Granemore’s go-to forward throughout the championship and top scored for Niall McAleenan’s men.
O’Neill notched 0-16 across their four championship games and helped guide Granemore to their first ever senior decider.
RONAN FITZPATRICK (CROSSMAGLEN)
A coming-of-age season for Fitzpatrick, who was one of the outstanding players of the entire championship.
Peaked in the semi-final win over Maghery and topped that display was a super goal near the end of the game.
CIAN MCCONVILLE (CROSSMAGLEN)
An outstanding display in the decider topped what was an incredible championship campaign for Cian McConville.
He was the championship top scorer with 1-19 in four games, with his goal coming in the semi-final against Maghery.
JAMIE CLARKE (CROSSMAGLEN)
Clarke didn’t enjoy a good final but really impressed in his first season back in the black and amber since 2017.
He gave Dromintee plenty of headaches and was in unbelievable form as Cross saw off Maghery in the last four.
JACK MCARDLE (DROMINTEE)
The Dromintee youngster had a fantastic year for the south Armagh men and chipped in with a few scores as they defeated Sarsfields.
His late brace of points dragged in the quarter final dragged Crossmaglen to extra time, but the Rangers proved too strong.