The 2023 College All-Star teams were announced this week and Armagh have been represented on both the hurling and the football team.
Tomas Galvin of Keady was selected on the hurling team for the second year in a row.
Galvin was selected at full forward this year following his great displays for St Patrick’s High School Keady.
Galvin had a superb year at club level as well. He starred for Keady as they reached the Senior Championship final.
The Keady sharpshooter hit 0-3 in the decider as his side lost out to Middletown by four-points in the end.
His club form was recognised however. Galvin not only earned a Club All-Star, but also a county call-up from new Armagh manager Karl McKeegan.
Galvin made his debut in Armagh’s first round win over Louth in the league, coming off the bench to hit 0-3.
He also claimed 2-3 as the Orchard saw off Fermanagh to reach the Division 3A semi-finals. Armagh eventually lost out in the showpiece however, to Roscommon.
Armagh were represented on the football team as well, with Culloville youngster Ryan Duffy picking up an All-Star.
Duffy was one of the star men for the Blues u-19 team that reached the Division Two Championship final.
That ended in defeat to Silverbridge, but Duffy, playing at wing half forward, did claim a second half goal.
The Culloville man picked up his College All-Star at centre half back, showing his talent and versatility.
He was also part of the Armagh County minor team last year, starting at wing half forward in their championship opener against Derry.
Duffy has captained at every level through school with St Coleman’s Newry, wining a Beann Dearg Cup along the way.
The pair have bright futures ahead of them and will be players to watch in the years to come.