Clann Eireann IIs were crowned Junior Championship for 2023 last weekend with an emphatic victory over Ballyhegan.
Three first half goals helped the Lurgan side on their way and they ran out 13-point winners in the end.
It was their highest scoring tally of the season, and they continued the trend of hitting the net. Their quarter-final with Killeavy IIs was the only time they didn’t raise a green flag.
Ballyhegan will be disappointed with how they performed, having entered the game as favourites. But their season isn’t over, they will represent Armagh in Ulster.
James McCormack finished the Junior Championship campaign as top scorer, with an outstanding tally of 6-30.
He hit 0-3 in Saturday’s decider. It was the first time he didn’t find the net since the opening round against Thomas Davis.
McCormack raised green flags against Mullabrack (2), Dorsey, Clady, Lissummon and Clonmore.
Next in line
Steven Matthews of Lissummon finishes the campaign in second place with 1-23, despite exiting at the quarter-final stage.
Matthews was the main man for Lissummon as they topped their group with wins over O’Hanlon’s, Clady and Collegeland.
Ethan McKenna, the Man of the Match from the Junior Championship final, sits in third position.
McKenna, who hit 3-14 throughout the competition, recorded a personal haul of 0-4 in Saturday’s showpiece.
He claimed three majors in the group stages against Eire Og (2) and An Port Mor. He carried a huge attacking threat throughout the championship.
Clonmore Cahal Cunningham and James French of Clann Eireann IIs both hit 0-19 in the championship.
Liam Doyle of Clady is just underneath that pair having claimed 0-18 in their run to the playoffs.
Sean Quigley (Clonmore) notched 4-5 while Aidan Mackin of Dorsey hit 0-16 during his sides championship involvement.
Michael McCaughley, who scored 2-2 in the final, ends his championship campaign with 3-7 to his name.