Check out the 2022 The Sideline Eye Hurling Team of the Year as voted for by our followers over the last week!
CAOLAN MCCANN (SEAN TREACY’S)
McCann picked up the Man of the Match award as Sean Treacy’s captured the Junior Hurling Championship title.
The Lurgan netminder was in impressive form for Liam Kelly’s side as they saw off Keady with three points to spare in the end.
KIERAN MCKERNAN (MIDDLETOWN)
A magnificent hurling for Middletown down through the years, 2022 was no different for Kieran McKernan.
A great defender, McKernan can march up the field and get on the scoresheet as well and has done on many occasions.
PAUL GAFFNEY (MIDDLETOWN)
A tower of strength at the back for Middletown, Gaffney was once again in fantastic form for Middletown.
The full back helped his side keep two clean sheets in the early rounds of the group stages and gave some brilliant displays.
ODHRAN MCCANN (SEAN TREACY’S)
Joint captain of the Sean Treacy’s side that claimed Junior Championship glory, McCann really led from the front.
They conceded just six scores in the showpiece against Keady and McCann was a huge influence on the team.
CONOR RENAGHAN (KEADY)
Renaghan’s season will best be remembered for his unbelievable goal in the senior final against Middletown.
Renaghan broke through the Middletown defence and fired an unstoppable rocket to the top corner of the net.
ODHRAN CURRY (MIDDLETOWN)
Played most of his hurling in the defence this season and gave a couple of really good showings this year.
Moved into full back to pick up Jarly Og Burns in the semi-final and eventually got to grips with the Craobh Rua full forward.
STEPHEN RENAGHAN (KEADY)
Stephen Renaghan gave a number of great performances as Keady made their way to the senior showpiece.
Played in a defence that kept three clean sheets in the championship against Derrynoose, Craobh Rua and Cuchulainns.
JORDAN MURTAGH (CUCHULAINNS)
Murtagh was the top scorer in the Cuchulainns racks and his accuracy from frees helped them reach the last four.
The Cuchulainns midfielder hit a great 1-10 in the semi final draw with Keady, but his couldn’t repeat their performance in the replay.
REECE MAGEE (SEAN TREACY’S)
Magee formed a terrific centerfield partnership with Michael Doran throughout the junior championship campaign.
The Sean Treacy’s midfielder chipped in with a point against Keady in the final as Sean Tracey’s captured the title.
DEAN GAFFNEY (MIDDLETOWN)
His scoring accuracy in front of the posts turned the final against Keady in favour of Middletown when things were going against them.
Gaffney picked up the Man of the Match award during the showpiece and finished the game with 0-9.
KANE LAVERTY (SEAN TREACY’S)
Played in a number of positions for Sean Treacy’s and excelled in every role as the Lurgan men reach the promised land.
Laverty scored an important point in the final as Sean Treacy’s saw off Keady II with three points to spare in the end.
SEAN OG MCGUINNESS (MIDDLETOWN)
McGuinness had a phenomenal season at corner forward for Middletown in both the hurling team and football team.
His display is the showpiece was brilliant and McGuinness scored 0-3 all from play as Middletown won by four.
RYAN GAFFNEY (MIDDLETOWN)
Gaffney has been doing the business for Middletown for years and his goal in the final was hugely important.
The Middletown forward was joint captain of the team as they completed a historic four in a row of senior titles.
JARLY OG BURNS (CROABH RUA)
Burns caused numerous problems at full forward against Derrynoose when Craobh Rua earned their way to the last four.
The Armagh star was against brilliant at the start of their semi-final with Middletown before the ball in eventually dried up.
DANNY MAGEE (SEAN TREACY’S)
May not have had the best of finals but Danny Magee is always a crucial member of the Sean Treacy’s team.
While he didn’t have his best day, he still top scored for the Lurgan men as he rattled off 0-5 of their overall tally.