2023 Intermediate Team of the Year – Defenders

It’s time to vote for the players that you think deserve a place in the 2023 The Sideline Eye Intermediate Team of the Year.

Ten players have been nominated for the defensive positions. Vote for the six defenders you think deserves a place on the team.

The voting polls will close at midnight on Sunday and the team will be announced next Monday.

Sean Og Irwin (St Patrick’s)

The 2019 Club All-Star was fantastic in the Cullyhanna defence as they claimed Intermediate Championship glory.

Paul Duffy (Pearse Og)

Duffy remains one of the best in the business. He spent most of his time in the Ogs defence, sweeping up and driving his side forward from the back.

Photo Credit: John Merry

Daniel McDonald (St Paul’s)

McDonald was a crucial part of the St Paul’s defence as they went all the way to the final and quite often got on the scoresheet.

Shea Harvey (Keady)

Harvey gave a couple of eye-catching displays for Simon McGeary’s side as they reached the last four. He also hit 0-2 against St Paul’s.

Odhran Magill (St Paul’s)

Has pace to burn and Magill’s running power and ability to score caused numerous headaches for opponents.

Sean Connell (St Patrick’s)

Connell’s return was huge for St Patrick’s and his presence on the edge of the square shouldn’t be underestimated.

Photo Credit: Sinead Snaps

James King (Keady)

King was one of Keady’s main performers as they pushed St Paul’s to the wire in the semi-final. He was a real driving force behind their great display.

Niall Crilly (Wolfe Tones)

Crilly was in brilliant form for Wolfe Tones in the championship and was their best player across their two outings with Pearse Og.

Aidan Harney (Pearse Og)

Perhaps his best season in an Ogs shirt. Harney was one of the top performers for Garreth Throntan’s side as they reached the semi-finals.

Shea Kearney (St Paul’s)

Hit the net against Culloville in their quarter-final victory and also chipped in with a score as they saw off Keady to reach the final.

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